Monday, June 26, 2006

I Hate Those Tip Jars @ [put name of establishment here]! A Rant Letter.

Dear [put name of establishment here], Everytime I visit your establishment, I see a little jar that says, "tips...thanks!" On top of that, if I pay with a credit card, sometimes I am faced with another line right before the total that reads, "Tip: ___________." Now, don't get me wrong, I appreciate great customer service, but this "tip" thing is just getting a little out of hand. When I buy my coffee, I don't think a simple, "Hi, how are you doing?," "Do you want room for cream?," and "Anything else for you today?" deserves a tip. Come on, I mean I'm already paying you at least 50% margin on what I'm buying! At a restaurant, service entails seating, taking my order, filling my drinks, cooking, bringing my order, cleaning up, desserts...Now that, I think, deserves a tip, but come on, taking my order, my money, and giving me my change back does not deserve a tip. So please, [put in name of establishment here] make it policy to remove these "tip" jars from your stores. I feel bad because some of your employees "expect" a tip, which to me is just ridiculous. Or at the very least, put it by where I pick up my order. Not at the register after you've just taken my money. I haven't even received my order yet! Thank you. Sincerely, Freedumb P.S. (Tips...thanks!) -> ------------END LETTER If you (blog reader) are interested, It's Just Money has a post on tipping guidelines.

4 comments:

Flexo said...

Nice irony with the PayPal donation button after the entry on tipping!

freedumb said...

Hah, thanks Flexo. I hope someone from one of the corporate stores reads it.

Anonymous said...

i hope you're joking. don't tip if you don't want to. it's really that simple.

mbhunter said...

Only way I could see justifying putting a tip in there would be if they were earning tipped minimum wage, which is less than non-tipped minimum wage.