We trim their faces with sharp objects clean their feet brush their hair remove matting remove bugs clean poop off their butts. I have issues with that. But that's specific to my line I don't know how other places deal. Prestons manager Rich Micky said when they get to-go orders, only about 30 to 40 percent of those customers tip. After 5 years of takeouts I can tell you my experience is to not expect anything. When the phone rings, they run to get the phone, they are helping everyone else in the store so that they are staying busy during the time they may not have an order, or are waiting for a guest to arrive. But if you're slow and not very personable, just make my fries.
You are already being inconvenienced by having to go off site, and the rental company saves big bucks by not being on site. Here are some suggestions: What's standard? This while there might be 5 other people impatiently waiting in line, even though their food wasn't promised for delivery for another 20 minutes. I mean, if they not only took your bags off the bus, but perhaps placed them on a cart for you if heavy or perhaps gave you some good advice on a nice dining spot or good place to find a shagmate if single. When they add up all their tips, they might see a difference in the healthcare they can provide for themselves or their children. They don't just take your order, throw it in a bag and toss it to you through the window. That would cost them extra and they are already pissed off. Not even servers who hand out takeout food.
If it was an overall safe trip, go ahead and tip 10% to 15%. Many of them don't like this. I had to ask if people can move up in the drive-thru line, because it held up the line if the first person has 2 hamburgers and the next person in line has 1 donut. If you live in an apartment building where there several flights of stairs to climb, you require special accommodations or instructions followed, or the weather makes for adverse driving conditions, please factor that into your tip. As a former server, I understand that the person taking the order is responsible for not only packaging the order, but also making sure there are condiments, utensils, ect that go with the entire order. About the Author Kathy Adams is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer who traveled the world handling numerous duties for music artists. Real-time last sale data for U.
But, I realize that that is not the way it works and while I've never utilized curbside pick-up, if I did I would tip like I were a guest in the restaurant. Further, none of these guys has ever assisted me with my bags, nor have they offered to. Somewhat of a tip is nice. Maybe more if the order is really large. Post your questions, tell me what you want to know more about, or weigh in on the latest Moneyist columns. There was a place to leave a tip on the receipt, so I did. You might choose to tip because the salesperson provides a little something extra she notices a leak in the carton and replaces it or she's particularly cordial.
Is it the standard 20 percent we leave when dining in the restaurant? This would explain why the price of a fried rice dish is the same in a restaurant as on its takeout menu. That little tip jar sitting on the counter as you pick up your morning cup of java is staring you down. So, it makes perfect sense to reach into your pocket and show some gratitude for a job well done. I dont think I buy into that, does anybody know? If waitstaff prepared your order, tip slightly higher due to the dip in their income from handling fewer tables. I always tip for delivery but if there is a delivery charge sometimes I might take that off my tip amount since it's going directly to them anyway and I don't want to double tip. So when I don't tip a bad server, they just assume its because I don't tip. I never tip the shuttle bus drivers.
Then you might want to leave more. The way I figure it, it is the personal, go-out-of-your-way to unexpectedly help me on my trip feeling that inspires me to flow this fellow cash. Expectations have a way of keeping us stuck, because they lead us to certain outcomes. But I'm a waiter, so I'm a little more generous. Check the bill to see if a gratuity is included or a service charge. So not only do I take the phone orders, and drinks at the bar, and tables, I have to go and check the food and bag it up myself, unless a certain busboy is working that always helps me out.
Those associates are working diligently to serve you, but in restaurant terms they are filling orders, or completing tasks. You're right I have no way of knowing. This thread seems to be along the same lines of do you tip the barrista at starbucks? And it was a special service for you in that you got to eat the food you were craving, and eat it away from the restaurant to save you the extra time you needed that day. In fact, 75% of Americans tip less than 20% in most restaurants, according to a 2014 survey of over 2,600 restaurant customers by coupon-and discount-code website VoucherCloud. Subscribe to MarketWatch's free Personal Finance Daily newsletter.
If you were eating in the restaurant, that same person would be serving you for maybe an hour or so. We separated 5 months ago because she was not happy with me anymore and me neither with here and we felt both in a very deep depression. Why would the average person think differently? If you're ordering to-go from a server, absolutely you should tip them, Moorehouse said. Should I tip my contractor? You don't even have to leave your vehicle to receive your food. While I know the baristas are not making big bucks, they are faring way better than your servers on an hourly basis. Should I tip at fast-food restaurants? Determining the proper amount to tip your groomer is not easy.
I guess it depends on the place, but where I'm working for example, I am the bartender. So what's the protocol for to-go orders? Needless to say I was slightly concerned about my boys but I was very calm about it and paid the amount she asked for but did not add any tip. You tip for this service for the same reason you tip for room service when you stay at a hotel. Technically, your cable guy or satellite installer is doing their job when they come over to your house. Due to the slowdown in the economy with fewer people eating out, the standard tip when dining in restaurants is now 20 percent, and increasing to 25 percent.