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Old 01-17-2005, 04:40 AM   #29
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Is that why what was known as "Service Stations" are now called Gas Bars?

I do not tip if they have full service!

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Old 01-17-2005, 04:59 AM   #30
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JimmyDee:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Don't go to New Jersey or Oregon as has been stated several times in this thread, it's not an option, it's state law.
Is this law got anything to do with safety or is it a method of reducing welfare rolls? I actually thought for a brief moment that the legislators might feel the people from those states aren't smart enough to pump their own gas.

WE HAVE A WINNER! It's thinly-veiled welfare for otherwise-unemployable people.


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Old 02-04-2005, 12:01 PM   #31
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We tip when the service deserves it like did they wash the windows or offer to check the oil?
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:23 AM   #32
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......an old interesting thread.

Do you tip the pump attendant for the service provided at full service stations (if you can find one)?
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:13 AM   #33
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hitchhiker:

Do you tip the pump attendant for the service provided at full service stations (if you can find one)? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think the law is still there ...can find all public service stations to be using attendants in the states of New Jersey and Oregon. Does anyone know of any changes?

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> posted by Rich and Zara
I think the law is still there ...can find all public service stations to be using attendants in the states of New Jersey and Oregon. Does anyone know of any changes?
Still the law in Oregon, don't know about New Jersey. Just go back from Oregon. Joined a card type station when we got the Diplomat, and refilled in Florence Oregon. No attendant at that one, but when we were driving gas Bounders, they always pumped the gas.
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:43 PM   #35
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On this topic I travel to Mexico each year there is always someone there to pump the gas I am under the understanding that one must tip the attendent as he does not get paid is this in fact true or have I been getting taken normally $3.00 tip with fillup
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:16 AM   #36
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It is still the law in NJ. The attendants are paid, tipping is just for good service. I wish the rest of the country had this law, it makes it very convenient to fill up.

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We were in Oregon this summer and I talked with the attendant. She was happy to have the job as she was a single parent with no support and previously on welfare. She felt earning a living was better than getting a welfare check. As I understand it both OR's & NJ's laws are based on the perception that when dealing with a highly flammable commodity a trained attendant is better than the average consumer. As an old pump jockey (50 years ago) I can see their point but I still prefer pumping my own gas.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:21 PM   #38
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sold my business in aug. sat around for two months, couldnt take retirement. signed up for classes start in jan. decided to get 3 day a week job to get out of house. went to njtp sunoco to pump gas. never leave shift w/o 60.00 tip in my pocket. 120.00 turkeyday tips. i gave my 2 week notice, getting cold. cant believe tips, come from out of state people mostly. they are greatfull because they dont have to pump. i lived in nj all my life, never tipped. i do now.
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I tip, why? Because I never forgot my roots and how hard it is to make it in this world today.It makes me feel good that I can afford to tip.I have been down on my luck and know how much it stinks to survive on a minimum wage job.thats why I tip.You all have valid reasons not to tip.I know that at Dunkin Donuts they know me by name and as soon as they see me they make my coffee the way I want it.That feeling is worth the extra $.35

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Having lived in NJ for years I did not know how to operate the new type of gas pump on a trip to Florida in 1988. What a time I had figuring out how to put the CC in the pump, push all the buttons etc. I still have to really look at each pump to make sure how the sequence goes.

BUT in NJ you pull into a station and an attendent looks at you with a sour face, you say fill it up, 20 dollar etc and you hope he speakes the lingo.

One major gas station/convience store (funny name)has right at the pumps that attendants cannot check oil as they are not qualified.

Getting a windshield cleaned is almost impossible, if you get out of the car you will not find water in the bucket and the tool is gone.

NJ has lower gas prices because the state gasoline tax is lower than most states. PA is about $.14 higher than NJ, MD is really high.

As above the only Flying J in NJ has attendants on the car lane, but not on the RV line.

To answer the original question I would never even think about tipping at the pump.
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Wow, full service gas stations, that went out with the bath water here in the southern midwest. If you can't pump your own fuel you are out of luck. I prefer it anyway, that way if I'm checking my mileage I can see how much is going in and to what level. Its amazing the differences across the country!
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Hey Tom... there is a Sinclair station on 51st between Peoria and Lewis that is full service. Not only that but they sell at whatever price QT is selling gas for! Shocking, isn't it? I stop there quite often since it is near where I work. I haven't ever tipped the guys, now I am feeling guilty.

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