I ignored it the first time

after I tipped the coffee barista with no acknowledgement from her. No problem, it's a crazy time, our minds are all a bit distracted these days. Then I tipped the same person a second time, no reaction. I know it's only $1 on a $2 cup of coffee but that's a 50% tip for 30 seconds work poring a black coffee. If every customer tipped you $1 that would be a pretty good shift. I'm just sayin, a simple thank you goes a long way.

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That’s a huge tip!

May 18, 2020 at 4:12pm

I’m a server and I don’t tip baristas because they are sort of just standing around for the most part. I make coffee at my job and it’s really not hard. If they want tips they should get a serving job.

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Do not...

May 18, 2020 at 4:18pm

... tip your barista.

Anonymous

May 18, 2020 at 5:11pm

They tip share. It's divided by all the staff.

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Stop the insanity!

May 18, 2020 at 6:19pm

This attitude has become rampant. I’m never ever again going to tip anyone who isn’t actually going way above and beyond . Those tip jars are ridiculous, and the expectation of ever-increasing tip percentages is even worse. If the food service industry doesn’t change their attitude they’re going to find that a whole lot of us are fed up, and are going to stop tipping completely.

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uknow

May 18, 2020 at 6:42pm

next time say in the soup Nazi's voice , NO TIP FOR YOU!

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@Stop the insanity!

May 18, 2020 at 7:13pm

Tipping at a privately owned liquor store? WTF!!!

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Big deal

May 18, 2020 at 10:24pm

It's a dollar.

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I always

May 18, 2020 at 10:46pm

Tip a Barista, but I notice the younger the person...they almost feel embarrassed for even acknowledging it. I bartended for years and I always made eye contact and thanked everyone... makes a huge difference at the end of the day, because really no one HAS to tip you, so you should be very thankful.

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Not a barista

May 19, 2020 at 8:48am

This goes back to the same argument we've had before on this forum about the high expectations that "givers" set on "receivers."

Ask yourself: are you tipping in order to get an emotional reaction from your barista? Why do they owe you for a voluntary choice you made to put a couple of coins in a jar?

Isolated

May 19, 2020 at 4:39pm

I haven't been anywhere that involved any kind of tipping for 10 weeks

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