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Should I tip on delivery Chinese?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Arms_Akimbo, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Arms_Akimbo

    Arms_Akimbo Senior member

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    Considering Asian culture and all. In store, I don't, if it's takeout. But tipping a driver is customary, yeah?
     
  2. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    I have always wondered this but was afraid to ask.
     
  3. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Senior member

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    You have to be kidding...



    YES
     
  4. acidboy

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    are you singling out the chinese delivery because the guy's chinese? do you also tip the caucasian pizza guy? or the guy that delivers weed?
     
  5. rockket

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    ...really? If you don't live in China, then yes, you should tip. He/she is a delivery person like any other food delivery person, treat them as such.
     
  6. ALFAMALE

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    I have always wondered this but was afraid to ask.

    +1
     
  7. Arms_Akimbo

    Arms_Akimbo Senior member

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    You have to be kidding...



    YES


    yeah I know, but like $3 for gas? If I order for 4 people am I gonna tip $10?
     
  8. CYstyle

    CYstyle Senior member

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    why would you tip any different from any other kind of food? italian takeout? pizza?
     
  9. ALFAMALE

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    I think the question is how much to tip the delivery guy. hmmm 3 bucks?
     
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    I usually do a minimum of $2 or 10%, whatever is more.
     
  11. robertorex

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    I usually do a minimum of $2 or 10%, whatever is more.

    this.

    and on the thread: [​IMG]
     
  12. CunningSmeagol

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    Are Chinese known for being stingy with tips? If yes, then no, don't tip. How is this even hard?
     
  13. Reggs

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    Thing is, they dont tip in china. The delivery guy is always some FOB who cant speak English anyway, and presumably a lot of their customers are also FOBs who dont tip anyway, or they are non-FOB Chinese Americans who are every bit as penny pinching, so they dont tip because they know they can get away with it with their FOB brethren.

    I tip them, but it's still something to think about.
     
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    ^ true. but the guy's probably working for shitty pay like any other delivery guy. who cares if the stingy fob's don't bother giving tips?
     
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    are you living in china? no, i didn't think so. regardless of whether or not it is customary to do so in their culture, it is practically expected in ours. should go without saying really.
     
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    Thing is, they dont tip in china. The delivery guy is always some FOB who cant speak English anyway, and presumably a lot of their customers are also FOBs who dont tip anyway, or they are non-FOB Chinese Americans who are every bit as penny pinching, so they dont tip because they know they can get away with it with their FOB brethren.

    I tip them, but it's still something to think about.


    OP and people that think this way: Are you yourselves stingy non-tipping FOBs? Do other people describe you in such terms?

    Maybe you just don't want to tip FOBs for coming in here, taking our jobs and not stimulating the economy with their penny-pinching. Not like they'll care, where they're from, tipping is rude anyway.
     
  17. Douglas

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    I give him an IOU. Works for all US-China transactions.
     
  18. kwilkinson

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    If the place charges a delivery fee of more than $2, I will only tip with whatever coin change is leftover. Those delivery charges are supposed to go at least partially to the driver. Otherwise I'll toss them a couple bucks. I worked as a delivery driver before, and I don't think anybody who does it expects to be rolling in cash after a night of tips.
     
  19. whiteslashasian

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    If I order for 2, generally around $16-20, my tip will be in the $3-4 range. I'll always give a minimum $2 even if the delivery is fairly late. If the guy gives me an attitude while still being late, he gets to keep whatever change is leftover.

    If the weather is shitty and I order delivery because I'm lazy, I usually will give the delivery guy (bless his weatherbeaten soul) a fiver.
     
  20. Dedalus

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    I worked in a Chinese restaurant once with FOBs. The waiters would be pissed when they get stiffed on tips. They expect the tips as much as white people. Jesus, how is this even a question?
     

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