You get what you deserve
So bbyblacksheep wrote about receiving rewards from customers. You can read more about that here.
I'm trying to remember if I ever received a t!p when I was working in customer service. I haven't had an extensive employment but I did work in a fast food and a department store. Nope. I'm pretty sure I haven't received any t!p from any customers when I worked in those companies. Maybe if I can recall something then I might write about it but as of this writing, nothing comes to mind.
There's a funny story though when I worked as an encoder. This client would ask me to encode estimates - cost of labor and materials - for his projects. One time, he came to the shop bringing papers with him. She was with a lady but he asked for the lady to wait for him outside by the car. I was surprised that the papers he had were blank. He then instructed me to call a certain number, writing the number down in one of the papers. He said to call that number once they are gone and tell them he is with the lady (forgot her name). Then he left. He was obviously distraught and bothered by something so I think it was important that I must call the number and do what I was told. So I did. Once that was done, I forgot all about it and was surprised to see him come back later in the day minus the lady thanking me and handing me some money as an act of gratitude. I wouldn't have accepted it if he didn't insist. I find that story funny for I'm pretty sure the lady was his wife and I think he was about to get busted for something had I not intervened lol! But then at the back of my mind, I might have been an accomplice of an evil deed.
I do remember during my moments of drunken stupor that I'd be giving t!ps but not that generous. There was one time after a night of drinking session with friends. I was supposed to go home but as some of you know, when you are drunk, you want to eat a lot later on.
I was famished all of a sudden to I headed to the nearest fast food that is still open 24/7. I managed to order food so I headed to a table and waited. I was in the middle of my meal but I felt like I wanted more food so I kindly asked one of the staff to order for me instead which he/she (I can't remember) willingly did. I handed the money to him/her so he/she can pay it right away. There weren't that many customers during those hours anyway. When he/she came back with my order (I can't remember what I ordered too), I gave whatever change to him/her. He/she was reluctant at first because they were not allowed to receive any tip according to her/him. It's just a small amount anyway but he/she accepted it because of my insistence. You can't argue with a drunk lol! I may not remember the food I ate during that time but I know I gave a t!p.
Whenever I am with friends, the sober ones will be the ones to determine how much t!p they will give. I'll bring out money and my friends will make sure that I am not giving away everything. I suddenly miss those friends. We haven't been together in a long time. I met with one of them two years ago but it was just for a quick one just to hand me something.
How does t!pping work in your country? Do you follow a certain rule?
Whenever we dine in restaurants or cafes, we do check if they collect additional 5% or 10% service fee. On top of your bill, a certain amount is added. If they do that, I don't leave any t!p. I'm not much of a t!pper. It's not part of our culture.
However, if I find the service and food that great and satisfying, I do leave a t!p sometimes that is if there is no additional service charge.
We had an American boss before. Whenever we go out to eat or drink, we would assess and observe the service. If it is not that good, then he will not leave a t!p. Sometimes he would ask us if we should but sometimes he doesn't care what we say and just leave some t!p. Maybe he saw something good that we didn't. Come to think of it. I never asked him about t!pping. I just thought at that time it's their way of life but I haven't asked if there is something more into it.
What's your t!pping story? Do you leave t!ps?