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Old 09-01-2015, 02:17 PM   #29
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Guide me, level me, do all my hookups and then I MIGHT tip. Do ya tip when they pump your propane? Dint think so.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:23 PM   #30
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We often get escorted and the cost of the campground didn't seem to be relevant to the service provided. Never had anyone agree to take a tip in the beginning so we stopped offering. Only once did we have a stinker. It was the owner who was a mad man. Only stayed one night, too far to another place very happy to get out in the AM
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:20 PM   #31
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Yeah.....it was a bad choice of words, but "parking service" didn't sound right.
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:43 PM   #32
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There seems to be a tipping culture in some parts of the country that does not exist in the rest of it. I've seen it in the folks from the greater NYC area so I tend to associate it with big city folks expecting service because they use so much service where the rest of us carry our own bags to our own car to etc. Little or no service so little or no sensitivity to tipping. Also a lower cost of living so the employee's are not as dependent on their tip income.

We have occasionally had escort service but we did not tip and did not see anyone looking like they expected one. More like they did not want us backing into something. ;-)

FWIW I would be service operations like caterers add in any gratuities or pay their help enough. What gets me is that I understand the more mechanized restaurants are now handing the customer a tablet to place their own order then trying sell the customer game time while waiting and adding a tip for service. They will not like my thoughts on that.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:00 PM   #33
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The entire Tipping mentality is becoming tedious. We seem to be expected to tip for poor service (10%) or mediocre service (15%) and more for good service.

Why should we pay additional funds for having someone bring a meal to our table? Should we not expect that as part of the price of the meal?

It seems to me that the price of meals, etc nowadays is fairly priced which should include the food being presented at our table by a cheerful smiling face who is prepared to give us a positive food experience. I resent the expectation of topping up the the poor wages offered by the employer in order that they have a decent living. The owner should pay his employees a living wage.

IMO we should not have to bribe anyone to provide acceptable service.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:31 PM   #34
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The entire Tipping mentality is becoming tedious. We seem to be expected to tip for poor service (10%) or mediocre service (15%) and more for good service.

Why should we pay additional funds for having someone bring a meal to our table? Should we not expect that as part of the price of the meal?

It seems to me that the price of meals, etc nowadays is fairly priced which should include the food being presented at our table by a cheerful smiling face who is prepared to give us a positive food experience. I resent the expectation of topping up the the poor wages offered by the employer in order that they have a decent living. The owner should pay his employees a living wage.

IMO we should not have to bribe anyone to provide acceptable service.
What I find annoying is that some restaurant checks have "suggested gratuity" amounts like 25%, 20%, 15%, etc. I have checked them and those amounts are based on the total bill including tax. Never base a tip on the total with the tax, just the pre-tax amount.
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:00 PM   #35
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It you wish to tip, go for it, nice gesture. We have been in over 150 RV parks and have been "led" to one site at Bluewater RV Resort in the Keys. At the price for a night, I will assume the person was paid well and needed no tip.
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:08 PM   #36
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What I find annoying is that some restaurant checks have "suggested gratuity" amounts like 25%, 20%, 15%, etc. I have checked them and those amounts are based on the total bill including tax. Never base a tip on the total with the tax, just the pre-tax amount.
Really burns my bacon when they automatically add a tip (15 - 20%) for groups of 6 or more. They say it is because of the extra effort for the staff to get all of the meals out at one time. Have not seen the meals come out together yet. Always see the additional cost.

Interesting thing is while they add the surcharge they also leave a blank space for an additional tip. Talk about panhandling!!!

Seems to be a reason to pick another place to eat.
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:44 PM   #37
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In my campground we don't guide campers to their sites unless we think that they might need the help. If they seem unsure, need help backing in. or seem confused about how to get to their site, we offer to help. We don't take tips and don't expect them. At our front desk, we have a collection jar for our local food pantry. When a tip is offered, we suggest that in lieu of a tip they can put something if the food pantry jar the next time they come to the office. This seems to work well and our food pantry is always happy. I think it makes us feel good and makes our campers feel good too. You can't beat that!
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:48 AM   #38
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Start a president and they'll start to expect it.

It's never occurred to me to tip the person that simply led us to a site.
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Really burns my bacon when they automatically add a tip (15 - 20%) for groups of 6 or more. They say it is because of the extra effort for the staff to get all of the meals out at one time.
It's probably because so often tightwads stiff the servers or leave a crummy tip. Some people throw nickels around like manhole covers.
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Start a president and they'll start to expect it.

It's never occurred to me to tip the person that simply led us to a site.
I think your auto correct got you, and you meant "precedent" instead of "president."
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Actually, I'm friends with the bartenders where I frequent, and they do know my name and welcome me back every time. They know that I do not tip because I told them so.

The waitresses that recognize me at various restaurants, treat me great.

Perhaps it's the Christmas and Birthday gifts, (or a card), that I give helps them remember me more than the measly tips that everyone else leaves?

And, when I'm at the Elk's lodge all tips go straight to the philanthropy, so the bartender there welcomes me also!


That, right there, is the last laugh! ---->
Unfortunately laws in may states don't require establishments to pay even minimum wage for servers. Those employees rely upon tips for the better part of their income. If those laws were not in place I might agree with not tipping. Trying to justify not tipping servers with some kind of philosophical jive is just trying to justify being a tightwad. When people say it's not about the money...it's about the money

I've never tipped the people who guide you to your site and usually ask them if they can avoid it. My dogs go nuts around the golf carts
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I'm guessing there are not a lot of bartenders and waiters/waitresses that smile and welcome you back!

I don't tip an RV park escort, they don't expect it.
I tip grandly for good service by bartenders and wait staff. I was in those jobs and the pay was spit. The tips from my good service made a living out of it. I WORKED HARD for my tips!!
Some folks had tudes with them when they came in. I still provided great service, but they never tipped. Sad.
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