Should I tip on delivery Chinese?

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  1. robertorex

    robertorex Senior member

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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.
     


  2. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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


  3. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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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.
     


  4. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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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.
     


  5. Dedalus

    Dedalus Senior member

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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?
     


  6. Sazerac

    Sazerac Senior member

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    I always tip as I would in a restaurant, 20%. I mean, hell, the guy schlepped it from the kitchen to my house.
     


  7. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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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?
    +5000 This thread wreaks of ignorance. I have a feeling it's mostly white people who order delivery Chinese anyway considering most of the really good spots, the places Asians actually go, don't deliver (at least around here, not speaking for you lucky NYC bastards who can probably get it).
     


  8. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    Is it alright to use a coupon though?
     


  9. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    Is it alright to use a coupon though?

    Not on the first date.
     


  10. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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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.

    correct. youre in USA then tip dont matter what sort of food or service w different ethnical background you are ordering from.
     


  11. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    You have to be kidding...



    YES


    that^^^
     


  12. romafan

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    What is a FOB? [​IMG]
     


  13. aphextwin07

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    What is a FOB? [​IMG]

    fresh off the boat
     


  14. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    What is a FOB? [​IMG]
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  15. acidboy

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    when you 'merkuns are in hong kong or china, do you tip when you eat out?
     


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