jessicaclare:I do, because I used to work there and I know how totally crappy most people are in the morning before their coffee. When I worked there we never expected tips, though.
do a lot of people tip? how much would you make in a shift from tips? I do not tip but I always wonder if I am in the minority!
Zenya:jessicaclare:I do, because I used to work there and I know how totally crappy most people are in the morning before their coffee. When I worked there we never expected tips, though. do a lot of people tip? how much would you make in a shift from tips? I do not tip but I always wonder if I am in the minority!
I would say about half do, most would just toss the change in the tip jar. How much per hour really depends on how busy the store was and what kind of area it was in. Mine was fairly busy and in a nicer area, so we made about $2-$3 extra per hour. A couple of the really busy stores in affluent areas made $5 an hour extra.
I rarely go anymore because I'm too cheap. But when I do, and I used to go 1-2 times a day when I worked downtown, I always tipped if I had cash. I have a real soft spot for college kids and people who have those type of job. It just looks really tiring.
ghm:I don't tip there. That does make me sad that people are rude before their coffee? I love my coffee, but I'm thankful to the person for providing me with it
Working there made me lose faith in how nice people are, and I live in the midwest where people really are pretty nice compared to other places I've visited. I always try very hard not to take out my day on a cashier having had that experience. Some people are just truly awful.
No, not unless someone really goes above and beyond. I've worked for the company, as have friends of mine, and they pay reasonably well for the type of work and have good benefits available for anyone working 20 hours a week. Within my district we weren't even allowed to have a tip jar visible, although if people asked for one we could pull it from under the counter and allow them to add to it.
this blows my mind. I had NO IDEA that anyone DIDN'T tip at a coffee bar. Pre Starbucks, all the hangout coffee shops had tip jars, and they always seemed to be full!
(actually, though I spent all of my under 21 time in coffee bars, I have never actually hung out in a Starbucks...so...maybe it was the social environment of those cool old places that made it seem more expected to tip..
this post makes me nostalgic...
and also I feel like Im paying WAY too much for coffee with the tip if nobody else is tipping!! (I thought it was customary to do a dollar per drink (like in a bar.)