plagued by tipping - delivery
- pinstripeprincess Nov 1, 2007 04:15 PM
so i sit here awaiting a delivery of food and it suddenly occured to me that i might've been going about this tipping thing all wrong. i do tip, that's not the issue... but who am i really tipping?
most of the time i pay for it via credit card and sign for it at the door. it's so convenient to write down a tip on the bill i have to sign anyway rather than give the delivery guy some cash i might not even have. but, who is really getting that tip?
considering it's a a credit card slip that goes right back to the resto, the delivery person may never see it and the resto will be taking the tip as their own. so must i always tip in cash to make sure he gets what's right? is there some tipping out system with regards to delivery that is unbeknownst to me?
I always tip in cash - 10% rounded up to the nearest dollar, but at least a couple of bucks if it's small order.
Yeah, with me it depends. I'll usually tip in cash, if I've GOT cash on me, which is getting less and less frequent. I do tend to tip higher when I put it on the card, interesting in light of brendastarlet's post above.
You would think the delivery guy would tell you he prefered a cash tip if the restaurant was stealing credit card tips.
Personally, it would never have crossed my mind to worry about whether the delivery guy was getting my tip when I charged it. I order from the same places often, and I've never had any delivery person complain to me of an issue with credit card tips.