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Old 06-07-2011, 11:08 PM   #21
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If you can't afford a buck a drink/growler, stay home.


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Old 06-07-2011, 11:21 PM   #22
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Is she cute or friendly? Did she tell you that you were good looking or smile at you?




(I a have a couple bartenders that are none of the above, I still tip..., but I don't on grolwers, maybe I'll start though, great thread topic...)

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Old 06-07-2011, 11:32 PM   #23
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I am currently a bartender and when the customer takes care of me and they come in from time to to time a few of there drinks disappear of the tab. This is pretty common and the management usually encourages it. It builds a client base so..... Tip your bartender you won't regret it!

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Old 06-08-2011, 12:27 AM   #24
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No. I'm still 3 credits shy of a B.S. Most of my work hours have been logged at coffee shops where I worked harder than a bartender and usually got close to zero tips. I would have killed to earn half as much as a bartender. On top of that, most of the bartenders I know or have had encounters with have been absolute douchebags. I feel no real obligation to tip someone whose job it is to pour a glass of something (I never order mixed drinks) when I was lucky if I received one dollar per ten customers for making complicated drinks. I'll still tip, but usually not very much.
I come from the coffee business too and it is amazing how picky and ungrateful some of those people can be. However, I had a regular customer who was a bartender by night and she taught me to always tip, and tip well. Naturally she did this by tipping me well. I remember how I used to live off tips so I generally try to tip well no matter if it's a bunch of drinks or just a growler fill.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:39 AM   #25
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usually a dollar or two

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Old 06-08-2011, 02:05 AM   #26
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When I bartended I was taxed on my hourly and claimed tips, not sales.

However, I had to tip my bar back a % of my sales. That is where bartenders can get screwed if they fill growlers all day and no tips. They'd still have to tip out the bar back or busser.
I think you missed my point. Our "claimed tips" were considered either 6% of sales or our total credit card tips, whichever was largest. I assume that was based on the tax code at the time (mid-90's).
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Tip your barista too!

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Old 06-08-2011, 02:21 AM   #28
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If the bartender uses even a molecule of ATP, it gets a $1 from me.

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ATP... Whoa, no need to be all sciencey about it, this is a friendly thread. I'm with you on the dollar for just about anything though.

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I try to tip anybody that is obviously trying to do a good job. However the brewpub I usually drink at and sometimes take brew from gives me two options- the guy with the tatoos on his neck that is a TOTAL douchebag gets no love from me. The girl who is marginally cute but thinks she's a knockout and I should tip her for that alone, gets a modest tip if she is polite and smiles. By comparison I tip 20% in a resturant if I've gotten good service, and usually $5 for the maid in a motel room. Good help is hard to find.

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