Uber tipping - yay or fuck nay?

evil wasabi

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I teach second grade, been teaching for 13 years, and starting in August, I'll be bringing home a tiny bit over 5 grand per month @ slightly over 80 grand per year. That salary is for 188 days of work and spread across the year. It would be great if 1400 sq ft 40+ year old homes weren't going for $550,000 around here.

Oh, and i tip the waitress, the pizza delivery guy, and the lady who cuts my hair.


Great that you tip on what's expected to tip for

How about you start tipping the cashier at the grocery store

And when the cop gives you a parking ticket, make sure to tip her.

Tips for everyone.
 

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And when the cop gives you a parking ticket, make sure to tip her.
How can you tip someone if you get a parking ticket? Wouldn't you have to be sitting in the car or nearby at the time? If so, you should just feed the meter. Much cheaper than a ticket.
 

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Great that you tip on what's expected to tip for

How about you start tipping the cashier at the grocery store

And when the cop gives you a parking ticket, make sure to tip her.

Tips for everyone.

I guess i just go along with what's normal. If the bagger at a store bagged my groceries, walked them to my car, and placed them nicely in my trunk, id tip them. Cops get enough for giving tickets. My buddy gets a weekend Vegas trip every year for filling a DUI quota. That's his tip.lol
 

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Who decides which professions get tips? Should the dental hygienist get tip for doing a good job using the vacuum saliva sucker. How about old lady in Walmart greeting you. My kid's school bus driver for driving him home safely.

Why tip people for doing their job? If someone does an exceptional work, why not just compliment them.

"Hey man, that was really fast & the pizza is still hot. Thank you! Ill order from you again"
"Wow, i really like my haircut. You're amazing! I'll make sure to recommend you to all my friends"
 

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And therein lies my issue with it. There's no logic behind it so it's just endless confusion. It doesn't engender sensible money management either, you don't know what you're going to earn that month so how do you budget? The whole thing sucks.
 

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Who decides which professions get tips? Should the dental hygienist get tip for doing a good job using the vacuum saliva sucker. How about old lady in Walmart greeting you. My kid's school bus driver for driving him home safely.

Why tip people for doing their job? If someone does an exceptional work, why not just compliment them.

"Hey man, that was really fast & the pizza is still hot. Thank you! Ill order from you again"
"Wow, i really like my haircut. You're amazing! I'll make sure to recommend you to all my friends"

You can't really be this stupid.
 

evil wasabi

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How can you tip someone if you get a parking ticket? Wouldn't you have to be sitting in the car or nearby at the time? If so, you should just feed the meter. Much cheaper than a ticket.

If you come out and see the meter maid on the street with a ticket on your car, made sure to tip that officer, big guy. If anyone asks why,

Just tell them you're mad man.
 

evil wasabi

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I guess i just go along with what's normal. If the bagger at a store bagged my groceries, walked them to my car, and placed them nicely in my trunk, id tip them. Cops get enough for giving tickets. My buddy gets a weekend Vegas trip every year for filling a DUI quota. That's his tip.lol

doesn't matter. If we're going to start tipping uber drivers, we may as well tip everyone.
 

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doesn't matter. If we're going to start tipping uber drivers, we may as well tip everyone.
I've tipped a cab driver, the airporter driver, and the limo driver. Why not the Uber driver?
 

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This thread has made me re-evaluate some of my own pre-conceptions about tipping...

I have always tipped where I have seen fit... Bars, Restaurants... my local takeaway delivery guys...

Is an uber driver any different than any other Taxi driver I ask myself...

I have always used a private company and never an Uber driver... so I've never had to test out that theory... but I suspect i would prob tip them tbh...

I seriously suspect it's habit... A subconscious act of goodwill or a lessening of guilt that they're working shitty jobs even my retarded Son-in-law could do...

xROTx
 

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I've tipped a cab driver, the airporter driver, and the limo driver. Why not the Uber driver?

You can give money to whoever you want. In fact, if you're throwing money around willy nilly, send some my way.

But we haven't had to tip Uber drivers in the 8 years Uber has existed, and so for them to change the system in that direction as a means to offset their planned reduction in payment to the drivers, I have to say "Fuck you, to Uber." I don't say fuck you to the drivers, because they're doing the work. Uber's corporate hierarchy has been complete shit for the past few years. They have a group of shareholders who drink the blood of children sacrificed to Moloch, while they aren't sucking off DJT's fat tits.

So yeah, be happy to tip everyone you see. It's your money. But know why you're tipping all the sudden - it's because you are personally sanctioning the shareholders of Uber to fuck the drivers over, which makes you a sanctimonious asshole.
 

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I think that's a case of slight over-analysation. Not tipping in order to dry out a problem like forcing workers to top-up their income with tips is not going to cut it where customers (including you and me) expect halfway payable prices for certain things, e.g. a cup of coffee in the morning or something like that at a small café or stall. Maybe you don't have so many of them over in the US but we do so I guess it's all a matter of perspective.
You know I live in Ireland right? Have done for the past 7 years. Married, house hunting, job holding, tax paying(partly to your Ms. Merkel), almost a dual citizen. All workers here no matter their industry cannot be paid below the minimum wage. €9 an hour. It's liberating knowing you don't have to rely on an unreliable system to determine what youll have at the end of the month. Couldn't imagine the riots in the streets, unionising, and walk outs that would happen if bars and restaurant owners tried to switch to the antiquated American system.
 
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You can give money to whoever you want. In fact, if you're throwing money around willy nilly, send some my way.

But we haven't had to tip Uber drivers in the 8 years Uber has existed, and so for them to change the system in that direction as a means to offset their planned reduction in payment to the drivers, I have to say "Fuck you, to Uber." I don't say fuck you to the drivers, because they're doing the work. Uber's corporate hierarchy has been complete shit for the past few years. They have a group of shareholders who drink the blood of children sacrificed to Moloch, while they aren't sucking off DJT's fat tits.

So yeah, be happy to tip everyone you see. It's your money. But know why you're tipping all the sudden - it's because you are personally sanctioning the shareholders of Uber to fuck the drivers over, which makes you a sanctimonious asshole.
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just chill out,its american culture to only tip certain professions. simple.
 

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You can give money to whoever you want. In fact, if you're throwing money around willy nilly, send some my way.

But we haven't had to tip Uber drivers in the 8 years Uber has existed, and so for them to change the system in that direction as a means to offset their planned reduction in payment to the drivers, I have to say "Fuck you, to Uber." I don't say fuck you to the drivers, because they're doing the work. Uber's corporate hierarchy has been complete shit for the past few years. They have a group of shareholders who drink the blood of children sacrificed to Moloch, while they aren't sucking off DJT's fat tits.

So yeah, be happy to tip everyone you see. It's your money. But know why you're tipping all the sudden - it's because you are personally sanctioning the shareholders of Uber to fuck the drivers over, which makes you a sanctimonious asshole.

It's not the driver's fault they are changing the rules. If that is the setup the company changes too, I'm not going to sit back and stiff the driver to prove some point that nobody is going to feel but that driver. I am not rich. I'm what you'd call house poor, but i can spare 3-5 bucks for the Uber guy.
 

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It's not the driver's fault they are changing the rules. If that is the setup the company changes too, I'm not going to sit back and stiff the driver to prove some point that nobody is going to feel but that driver. I am not rich. I'm what you'd call house poor, but i can spare 3-5 bucks for the Uber guy.

That's what wasabi is saying. He's not blaming the workers. He's blaming corporate for passing the buck onto the consumers to be accountable for the workers getting paid. It doesn't make sense, but for whatever reason a large percentage of Americans are cool with it.

Go to a restaurant, tip the waiter. OK, why not tip the cooks and dishwashers?

Order delivery? Tip the driver because the company doesn't pay for gas...which is bullshit. Drivers should be reimbursed - why is the onus put onto the customer to pay what the restaurant should?

Uber is a great business model. The only time I knew when people took taxis was in an emergency. But it's convenient and cheap compared to the outdated standard taxi model. Now there's going to be pressure to tip a driver when, for the 8 previous years, it was unnecessary. Now it's necessary.

I remember taking a taxi in Vegas once. The guy drove less than five minutes and whined I didn't tip him so then I gave him a few extra bucks.

Where are my tips? Where are wasabi's tips?

edit: tl,dr: I don't like tipping being mandatory. But I am generous, I would tip if I think the service warranted it. Just not every single time. And not on some retarded percentage metric.
 
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Imagine if our society told us to tip forum moderators...
 

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i like to tip people who exhibit good hygene. $2 if they did a good job brushing their teeth that morning.
 

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tips are a topic that nobody will ever agree on....especially people who have worked service vs people who haven't

Do I wish every server and bartender was paid a real wage? Of course...but they won't be, so I fill in the gap when I dine out. Yeah its a very American thing, but it's so second nature that I always know my bill is 20% bigger than what I drink and consume.

My only other rule of thumb is if you get a freebie, you tip on if like you had paid. Bartender comps you a $5 shot, he's getting tipped on it
 

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tips are a topic that nobody will ever agree on....especially people who have worked service vs people who haven't

Do I wish every server and bartender was paid a real wage? Of course...but they won't be, so I fill in the gap when I dine out. Yeah its a very American thing, but it's so second nature that I always know my bill is 20% bigger than what I drink and consume.

My only other rule of thumb is if you get a freebie, you tip on if like you had paid. Bartender comps you a $5 shot, he's getting tipped on it

This is known as the cahuenga rule. I follow it too.

Look, if you work in an industry where the powers that be already fuck you and make you a beggar, then sure, i tip you.

But I don't think it's right for anyone to be turned into beggars, much less self righteous beggars, working for a boss who takes all the money and pays the workers less than minimum wage.
 
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