(Closed) Do you tip at Starbucks?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you tip at Starbucks?
    No, never. : (124 votes)
    83 %
    Yes, but only if I'm getting a fancy drink. : (11 votes)
    7 %
    Yes, always, even for a small coffee : (15 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t tip at Starbucks unless I’m paying with cash and happen to throw in whatever coins I get as change.

    Post # 4
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    2216 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Nope. I don’t tip the grocery bagger or the person who makes me my fast food, so why would I tip at Starbucks?

    ETA:  Plus no one tips me when I go out of my way to help someone in my office.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t tip. You know what tip jars mean? The money goes to the corporation, not the person who actually helped you. At least in my experience. Unless it’s a situation where you’re giving money directly to that person, it doesn’t go to them.

    I worked at Culver’s also, and a couple times people tried to tip me a couple dollars because the servers bring out food and often times pick up the garbage as well. If we got any tips we were required to put it in the jar, which went to the franchise, not us.

    ETA: My first sentence means I don’t tip at places like Starbucks anyway… obviously I tip at restaurants and taxis and such.

    Post # 7
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    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Nope. I mostly go to Dunkin Donuts though.  They also have a tip jar.  They’re only making coffee or taking orders – no offense to anyone who works in these sort of establishments.  

    Post # 8
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I tip anywhere I get coffee. But the place I go in my town always gets my coffee exacly right and never screws up my order. That’s worth an extra buck to me.

    Post # 10
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    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I dont usually tip @ starbucks either… im on the same page as coffeegal85!

    Post # 11
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    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d rather eat dirt.  There’s a girl I know who works at Starbucks and is always posting statuses on facebook about how we all need to tip at Starbucks and we’re horrible people if we don’t.  Here’s the deal: if you don’t tip me when you come through my drive through, I’m not going to tip you when I go through yours.

    Post # 12
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @galloway111:  Starbucks is a little different.  The tips actually do go directly to the employees ONLY, and they’re dividied up so all employees have an equal chance at earning tips, regardless of the shift.

    I always tip at Starbucks because I used to work there, and I know how nice it is to get a couple extra bucks at the end of the week.  I also tip baggers at grocery stores and other labor jobs, unless they’re not allowed to take tips.  

    Post # 13
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Normally I’m a little nuts about tipping but I can see why people don’t tip the coffee people. I just personally do. It’s a little no big deal thing that guarantees me awesome service every single morning I’m in a hurry.

    Post # 14
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    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Mrs. Spring: Interesting. I guess Starbucks must be different but everywhere else I know of doesn’t allow employees to keep it. Also, having worked in retail, I’ve never heard of a retail location that allows anyone, even baggers, to accept tips.

     

    @KatyElle: To me, by that logic, shouldn’t you tip at all fast food locations too? And at stores when an employee helps you find something and then rings it up at the cash register? I guess I see it as, I get paid for my job already. Restaurants are different since waitresses only make about $2 per hour anyway, tips are expected.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @KatyElle: Is the place you go to personally owned?  I think I’d be more willing to tip at those sort of places.

    Post # 16
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @galloway111: Maybe, but it’s not really a logic thing. I’ve just always done it. There are very few places I visit on a daily basis that never get my orders wrong, and I’m usually a self checkout girl too. It’s just a little thing I like to do, but I certainly don’t expect others to.

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