« on: July 28, 2006, 12:59 AM »
If I'm in a restaurant I tip 20%, at a buffet it's usually a $1 or $2 depending.
Bar? I always tip the bartender. You order a beer, toss and extra Washington his way and you're first up on the refill next time you hit the hardwood. After that it's every couple beers and every mixed drink.
Pizza delivery guys always get a tip but I don't tip if I go and pick it up. I usually tip for a haircut and that's definitely one where the tip is directly impacted by the job they do...more so than for a waiter/waitress or bartender or whatever.
That's about it. I don't tip for anything else. Beyond those situations it's just ridiculous. I work in a "tech services" department and if I spend an hour on the phone fixing a broken network or 2 minutes telling someone to reboot I get paid the same, there's no tip for my service. Most things, you do the job and you get paid. If you aren't making enough, get a better job, don't ask me for extra money.