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rant on Tip Jars

after the last few days of rant threads on student loans, education and etc., I thought we might have another rant thread on another aspect of daily life relating to young people...

The Tip Jar

so have at it...
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Doesn't really bother me. I just don't put anything in them unless I'm ordering a lot and the folks behind the counter have to go above and beyond for me. I'm about to head to a pizza place for lunch, where I'd normally pay with a credit card. But I don't like striking through the tip line on the receipt I have to sign before they give me food and service. They do bring your food out after you order, so I wouldn't mind leaving something in the tip jar afterwards, but never before.
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I asked the tellers at the bank why they don't have a tip jar.

If the baristas at Starbucks can have one, why not them?

The tellers liked the idea, but tell me upper management kinda frowns on that sort of thing.
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The only people deserving of a tip jar are bartenders, and that's only if I'm not writing a tip into my check. Do something requiring a little skill and effort and I'll give you a tip. Pouring me a cup of coffee does not qualify.
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This topic infuriates me. So much so that I put a tip jar on my cubicle at work

If yer not serving, mixing, or blowing, yer not getting a tip..period.

Pouring coffee does not count. Handing me a donut from the case does not count. And for petes sake, tossing the newspaper at the foot of my driveway does not count.
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I once put a "tip jar" on the mixer board when running the sound system for a new band. Told one band member the more in tips, the better they will sound.

Fun to watch the puzzled look on his face trying to figure out if I was serious.
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I once put a "tip jar" on the mixer board when running the sound system for a new band. Told one band member the more in tips, the better they will sound.

Fun to watch the puzzled look on his face trying to figure out if I was serious.
have done this and the band does not take long to figure it out-
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they know that I am not realy making the big bucks back here and just realy want beer money-
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... Pouring me a cup of coffee does not qualify.
How about making a nice chocolate laden latte with orange mist on top?
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Damn, you boys are cheap. Everybody has to make a living. Every one of us will run out of time before we run out of money. Spread some happiness while you can.
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I usually throw in a buck.
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How about making a nice chocolate laden latte with orange mist on top?
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There is a drive up coffee shop in front of my building. When you try to complete your purchase, there is a big tip jar almost blocking you. Do you really need to tip someone when their job is basically pivoting from a coffee pot and handing you a cup?
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Is it just me, or does it seem odd to be complaining about tip jars on a Porsche forum? They probably need the buck far more than you.
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Damn, you boys are cheap. Everybody has to make a living. Every one of us will run out of time before we run out of money. Spread some happiness while you can.
Good post, Doc! I like to spread a little happiness as well. It seems to be a win-win situation at the places I frequent.
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Talk about perpetuating the stereotype - what a bunch of pricks. Sounds like most of you wouldn't tip for anything less than a blowjob, and even then, only if she swallows.
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I never tip less than 20% at a restaurant. I don't understand how not tipping at places with no servers and whose employees make well above servers' base pay means I'm a cheapskate.
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Damn, you boys are cheap. Everybody has to make a living. Every one of us will run out of time before we run out of money. Spread some happiness while you can.
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Is it just me, or does it seem odd to be complaining about tip jars on a Porsche forum? They probably need the buck far more than you.
But - I have three Porsches to support! I'm thinking of putting a tip jar next to my car at the next DE.
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For me, it's a good way to get rid of coin change..lightens the load.
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