Would You Take A Tip?  

rm_Screw696969 40M/37F
238 posts
9/10/2005 3:49 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Would You Take A Tip?

I'm not working a job where tips are part of my wages but 3 times in the past 2 days people have tried to tip me. I politely decline and tell them that tipping me is not necessary. If they continue to try, I just tell them that I'm not allowed to take tips so they'll put their money away. I'm thankful that they want to show their appreciation but to me it just feels wrong to take money from people. (Now if I were maybe a waitress or something where I depended on tips as part of my pay then I would accept the offer and take tips.) Is it just me or does anybody else think that helping people out is something that you should do and not take anything but a thank you in return for? What (other then the obvious) would you tip a person for?

HardlyYours4Now 52M

9/10/2005 7:42 pm

An interesting thought. What do people usually tip for a post like that? I'm short on singles, but could you make some change for me?

playfulwithyou33 56F
961 posts
9/10/2005 11:35 pm

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fun4usfun4u2005 43M/42F

9/11/2005 11:24 am

I believe that I would tip for any service that was very good no matter what that service was. If I got better service at Home Depot I would tip the person that assisted me. It is a given that you would tip at sit down dinner but why not at a fast food place. Those are the people that earn the least amount for the service and volume that they do. However the tips are taken as part of earnings casino work in Nevada and the workers are taxed for tips they may earn. Refusing tips may lead people not to tip at all. My wife thinks that it may be embarassing for the person trying to tip you.

gent_tx_05 45M

9/11/2005 6:27 pm

Ya know...tips...to give and not to give? What happen to recieving a thank you was enough to brighten ones day? I take pride in my work and I recieve tips occassionally(cause I don't own the company but I put in the work)...I normally refuse them but after being insistent I take the tip. BUT...a customer that expresses a heart felt thank you means more to me than recieving a monetary thank you.

rm_Screw696969 40M/37F

9/11/2005 7:34 pm

Hardly - Put your money away hun.....I told you I don't take tips LOL

fun4us - Wow that's really generous of you. I'm sure the people you tip are grateful. So would you be insulted if someone politely declined a tip from you?

gent tx 05 - I agree as I stated above. Perhaps I feel uncomfortable taking tips because I feel like it's not "earned" money. I don't at all mind helping people out. The thank you is reward enough. Call me stingy but the only time I ever really tip is at a restaurant and when the pizza guy delivers. I do sincerely thank people when they help me but I wouldn't say that I tip for anything out of the ordinary.

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