The Randomly Nothing thread


#3005

I don’t think I’ve ever not said that.


#3006

In New York you have to tip the taxi driver and the card machine only gives you 20% as the lowest option.

It’s an absolute load of bollocks. I hate the American tipping system.


#3007

What about if you pay cash?

I’m with you on tipping though.


#3008

Steady on grandad


#3009

Who has cash these days?! :joy:

With cash they just yell at you if it isn’t enough


#3010

Unless it’s an online payment, I always pay in cash :slight_smile:


#3011

“Undskyld jeg er dansk. Jeg taler ikke engelsk”


#3012

Nailed it!!!


#3013

So is there a flat rate which you’re told? And then you’re expected to pay an unspecified amount on top?


#3014

If it’s basically almost required to tip, do yanks still tip even if the service was shoddy? :thinking:


#3016

Yeah exactly.

Cost me $58 from the airport to my hotel and then another $11 in tip so $70 overall


#3017

So what would happen if you just gave them $58?


#3018

Death by mcdonalds


#3019

Much lower.

Great service and you’re getting 20-25% from me.


#3020

Did a coach trip to the Grand Canyon from Vegas an the bus driver asked for a $5 tip now if he does that trip 4 times a week and 60 passengers give him $5 tip each he’s easy taking home 1200 a week home.


#3021

Yeah, asking for a tip just isn’t cricket. :gabriel:


#3022

Not sure how it works in the UK/Europe, but many service industry jobs are paid below minimum wage and make a living from tips. Doesn’t excuse poor service.

I’m assuming @Cristo was in NY. That is actually kind of standard for the cost from the airport into the city. Reminds me of going from Heathrow into the city via cab and paying 50 pounds and change.


#3023

Unless I’m wildly mistaken, a tip over here is some change on a saucer. Making calculations of how much to tip seems entirely foreign to me. :grin:


#3024

In the UK everyone gets minimum wage and tips are normally for good/exceptional service, although in restaurants you tend to tip for mediocre and even bad service but not much. I think 10% is the unofficially agreed amount. Sometimes if you have like 10 people on a table the restaurant forces you to pay 10%.

I’m very much against tipping though. I don’t know why it’s acceptable to give people money for not doing their job badly when 95% of jobs don’t even have the chance. Even in a restaurant often a waiter is getting tips and a barman / sous chef who are probably just as badly paid isn’t.


#3025

What is the minimum wage in the US?