Do you tip in tip jars?

United States
June 13, 2007 1:18pm CST
I've worked in places where there is a tip jar on the counter. I have always appreciated tips even if it is a penny but I don't think people should feel pressured to tip just because the jar is there. On the other hand try not to look down on people because they accept tips. I know people say "they are getting paid already to do the job, so why should I tip?" It's true, but it is also true that those tips do help to pay the bills in jobs that may not pay much to begin with. Are tip jars offensive to you? Do you tip if you think you have gotten good service?
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@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I do not tip in tip jars. I think that they are tacky. I do tip if I have good service from an individual~ I will hand them the tip so it is theirs not to go in the community tip jar.
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• United States
13 Jun 07
If I were handed a tip personally and there was a community jar I would still put it in the jar. Has an individual employee ever refused a tip from you? Some places do not allow tips, so you could get in trouble accepting cash from a customer.
@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I don't tip alot to individuals when they have the tip jar, just if someone has gone out of the way to help me or service me. I think that certain occupations get paid less and need the tips such as waitresses and bartenders. I have never had anyone give the tip back.
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@vitekfdr (651)
• United States
5 Sep 07
yeah that is true it just doesnt have sence
• United States
16 Jun 07
If I have some extra change around and I can afford to put in some extra cash, I'll do it, simply because I feel giving a little will mean I'll eventually get a little back. Sometimes I just can't afford to do it. Other times I feel I have enough and that I can spare a few extra dollars/cents whatever it may be.
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• United States
14 Jun 07
Tip jars don't persuede me one way or the other, it's the service that counts. I worked in a deli inside a casino, in Reno. It was policy to NEVER solicit tips. No tip jar. No sign saying tips are welcome. Some people think it's required to tip, I think it's a gift. Gifts are not expected, they are gifts of appreciation, to thank you for doing a great job. You shouldn't expect a tip just because there is a convenient place to put one. You should do a good job so you feel better. It's sad that the almighty dollar has stepped in where courtesy should be.
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@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I always leave some sort of a tip in the tip jars. Being a former waitress I know that the pay rate per hour is lousy. Counter people usually make more per hour than waitresses but I still add change (usually) to the tip jars.
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@vitekfdr (651)
• United States
5 Sep 07
no unfortunally i am not tripping jars