Friday, March 16, 2012

Tipping and Such

Happy Friday my Fabulous Followers!

Am I talking about cow tipping? Ha! No! Don't know what cow tipping is? Look it up! Don't laugh too much!



I'm talking about tipping your waitstaff, bartender, barber, stylist, etc! Most of us go to restaurants, have a few drankies at the local bar, and a few of us get a haircut every now and then. I know I do.



Most of us don't tip like we should. Okay, maybe it's just me because I am stingy with my money. Heck, I work hard for the green stuff! Ha! Blogging doesn't count! (which I make NO money doing)


This is a touchy subject to some. If I offend you I am sorry. I did not post this to hurt or upset anyone. Please feel free to express yourself as well.

Okie doke, so what is your method of tipping? Mine, well, it's interesting to say the least. At a restaurant if you are my waiter/waitress you officially start out with $10. If you keep my glass of sweet ass ice tea through out the whole meal with out me asking, kudos, you keep yo money. If I have to ask for it, you lose about $3-4. I really appreciate my wait staff and I know they live off tips, but you have to do your job to get paid. If you ask me how my meal is and if I need anything, most of the time I may say yes. So that keeps your money flowing. If I have to ask you to get me something without you asking first, Moma gonna take a dollar or two. Smile pretty and be polite is the only other thing I ask. If my waiter or waitress goes above and beyond my expectations, I have been known to tip $15-20 smackers! No lie, I do this in my head the whole dinner. I've done it so much that I do without really thinking anymore. (if that makes sense) Often you will be tipped at least $5-6, if you don't do the above. If I think you totally sucked and had a sour attitude, you might get less than $5 but you to be really bad!





Do you tip your barber/hair stylist? No? OMG! You need to start now! I was a stylist for 7 years so I should be able to give some good advice on this. Being able to cut some one's hair is a skilled craft. We work hard to know the latest and greatest so you can look good. We charge for our services but unless you own the place, you won't get all that. Your stylist will only get a small percentage of the amount you pay for the services they gave you. So you have to give him or her a little extra. I always tell people to tip at the least 20% of the total amount you are charged. Why? Well, barbers/hair stylists are always keeping up with the trends, but they also have to have continuing education in order to keep their license activated. (which is why I no longer practice) This is required by state board and is the only way that they can work in a barber shop or salon. They usually pay out of pocket for the continuing education classes, which can be expensive. They work hard to make you look good! No I ain't saying you're ugly, but hair doesn't do itself! So next time, think about it next time when you are getting you hair did! Tip 'em good y'all!





Do you have any opinions about tipping?


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8 comments:

  1. I always tip when I get my hair done, for waiters/waitress it's always 15% and I give more when they are awesome. :) I was a waitress and loved those $20 tips. :)

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  2. I normally tip 20% - unless the service is really bad. I agree with you 100% on if I have to ask for refill, something I already ordered, etc., money is coming home with me. But what makes no sense to me - is you can go to a diner and get GREAT service and GREAT food and your bill is $15. So you tip $5 and that's high for the total. Then you go to a fanicer establishment - eat a decent meal and maybe get decent service and your meal is $80 and you tip $20+ and the service was WORSE. You know - just is insane how we base it off the total bill - not the service.

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  3. I am so loving this post and I totally agree with. I laughed the whole time while reading because I am the same way..start off good and you control your destiny. HaHa
    I worked at a Salooon all through high school and I still think tipping hair dresser is the most important person you will ever tip due to the fact that I think a persons hair makes them...well me atleast. If my hair aint right Im not right.

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  4. I love this post - I also did hair for a few years - WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE, LOL. Also your blog is darling - I found you on Raven's blog - that girl cracks me up. **you have a new follower!
    **stop by my blog ;)
    xoxo, bree

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  5. I usually go with the standard 15% for service, unless they are really good, or really terrible.

    I have a friend who waitressed her way through college, and it would kill her when she would have movie stars and athletes (yes, that kind of restaurant), leave zero tip. After seeing what she went through, and how most of her paychecks were maybe $10 for the week due to taxes, I realize how important tips are to people in the service industry.

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  6. I usually go with the standard 15% for service, unless they are really good, or really terrible.

    I have a friend who waitressed her way through college, and it would kill her when she would have movie stars and athletes (yes, that kind of restaurant), leave zero tip. After seeing what she went through, and how most of her paychecks were maybe $10 for the week due to taxes, I realize how important tips are to people in the service industry.

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  7. Love this post! And I have to admit that when I saw the link on fb I thought it might be about cow tipping! haha which would be awesome!

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  8. i just found your blog and i LOVE it! great post too btw, miss!
    happy to now follow you!

    say hi back sometime ?
    oh! and enter my MAC giveaway that i'm throwing today , can't hurt to win a free lipstick right? :)

    Xxx

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