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tipping on take-out

michiyo | | Apr 14, 2002 01:03 AM

i just got take out from cpk and tipped 10%, but i don't see why tipping is necessary for take out. i will admit, i've never worked in the food industry, but i've always thought tipping is for the service i receive. i understand why i should tip if i get horrible service, but what's the "service" in take out? how is the take out guy at cpk any different from the guy at in n out who packs up my burger and fries? i've read previous posts mentioning food industry wages being on the low side to factor in tips, but why should i have to subsidize a server's pay for the day he works the take out counter? shouldn't the restaurant take that into consideration? i currently tip, but i'm not convinced i should continue to do so. is there something i'm missing???

no longer want to grumble when i tip the take out guy...

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