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  • #46
    Originally posted by uksho View Post
    I have tipping fatigue too

    question: dinner for a group , 20 % service charge already included in bill . Will you tip on top of that ?

    bought a small pack for chips for couple of dollars at airport . Employee Turns the screen towards me with tip options . I declined

    do we have to tip for everything now ? Prices have gone up already .

    Pack of overpriced potato chips at the airport? No tip.

    You set an automatic tip of 15% to 20%? Fine, that's exactly what you get unless it was really awesome service.

    Are you presumptuous enough to set an automatic tip greater than 20%? Yeah, that's going to get adjusted below 20% unless things were pretty darned fabulous.

    I don't mind tipping for fishing guides, sherpas, bartenders, table service at a restaurant, housekeepers at a hotel, etc. I don't object to having a range of "recommended tip" calculations at the bottom of the bill, although anything 30%+ seems egregious. However, automatically adding a "voluntary" tip greater than 20% that you need to talk with the manager or shift supervisor to reduce or eliminate is just absurd.

    While I begrudgingly see the point to a clearly disclosed surcharge for parties of eight or more at a seated venue, I just don't like the aggressive grabbiness of 20%+ automatic gratuity for a small party and then expecting more tipping / surcharges on top of that. At that point, I might as well get rolled tacos or burritos to go, grab some beer, a bottle of wine or champagne, and go to an outdoor venue with a far better view for a picnic.


    • #47
      Originally posted by Kennyt7 View Post
      What about those payments on I PADS where its 18% and up
      Just leave cash as its tax free we hope
      You HOPE that your fellow tax payers cheat on their taxes? Interesting.
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      • #48
        As if every American is 100% honest on their tax returns