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How can one of the richest places in the country have such cheapskates?

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by BigDog, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. BigDog

    BigDog New Member

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    i know a bunch of people who work in local restaurants and pizza delivery places. the word on the street is the same...ashburn has the cheapest people around. lots of people don't even tip on a pizza DELIVERY?!

    anyone have a theory as to why?

    i've been hear 20 years, and can honestly say ashburn has a huge population of annoying, entitled, cheapskates. probably why so many local businesses fail.
     
  2. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    It's new money / entitlement d. the belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment. :whistle:

    I always tip whatever I can and it's usually more than necessary. I worked menial jobs through my high school years and during my college breaks so I can appreciate the service sector jobs. Never forget where you came from...
     
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  3. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    I think it has more to do with human nature than where you live. It is the same story in every community. And there are always a few that are ignorant, or choose to be... and feel that is actually a choice. Perhaps people should be paid for their job a fair wage and tipped when the situation/choice occurs? Just saying....
     
  4. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    we live in a consumer first society where getting the best deal is highly prioritized. Cheaper, cheaper, cheaper, at any cost. Add to that the cashless nature of the world.. and tipping AHEAD of time via credit card is awkward in its own sense.
     
  5. PDILLM

    PDILLM Active Member

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    I tip, but I always feel like I'm being ripped off. I'm charged a delivery fee....why? I always thought people got paid a wage plus tips, so the delivery fee just pads the owner's pocket or does that also go to the delivery driver?
     
  6. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Drivers are reimbursed for their gas and/or mileage - generally receive a low wage, and therefore are dependent on tips just so you don't have to get out of your jammies and leave the house.

    Some delivery fees may be used to offset the cost of packaging...but that cost should be built in already.
     
  7. BDLNDLVR

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    In the past 20 years, Ashburn has had a large number of wealthy immigrants from outside the USA particularly in the high tech sector. In many other parts of the world outside the USA, service personnel receive an hourly wage and tips are not expected. A very small tip, say 5% is provided for extraordinary service. I would not be surprised if these cultural norms are at play here to the detriment of those local Americans working hard for little renumeration in the service industry. I for one, always tip at 20% if the service is good and more if its great. Personally, I would prefer to have the "tip" built automatically into the servers wages so we as a society are assured those working hard in our community are not being under paid or exploited, regardless of the reason behind it.
     
  8. BarnesFamily

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    I'm with you. We always tip 20%, but I do wonder at times, why is it based on the price of my meal? I've paid higher tips for sub-par service just because I ordered a steak and beer instead of chicken and water. Is the work by the waitstaff/bus boy, any different when you order the more expensive item on the menu?
     
  9. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    The original post was referring to delivery.

    Tipping in restaurants used to be based on service only, but now the percentage is proportional to the cost of the meal. In a high-end restaurant you NOT ONLY pay for the meal but you are paying for the ambiance. Their wait staff should also be cream of the crop. Additionally, or oftentimes, the wait staff pool their tips at the end of the night to include the bus person, the water person, the server, etc. But it's still a personal decision how much you tip.
     

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