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Dec. 26th, 2005 | 10:52 pm

OK, so I've always felt that tipping at counter service is dodgy at best. The guy who does my huge special order coffee? Maybe. The standard Starbucks? Come on, they get *dental* for crying out loud. The whole point of counter service is that you are *not being waited on* by someone running back and forth to get your stuff, and they are not being paid below minimum like a waiter is.

The final frontier - I go through the Starbucks DRIVE THRU. I repeat, the DRIVE THRU, and there is, on the ledge outside the window, a tip cup. I don't think I should tip for food handed through my window unless the server is on roller skates.


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from: neevita
date: Apr. 23rd, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)

Starbucks is hard work, you're on your feet all day, and the customers are snooty little detail oriented picky assholes. They pay minimum wage, and you have to PAY for benefits if you want them. When I worked there full time, I was making $230 every two weeks, and if I wanted benefits it would have costed me $40 a pay period to have them.

I felt more deserving of a tip for my work at that place than I ever did waitressing and bartending, and I thought it kinda sucked that so few people with their half caf triple tall one pump vanilla two pump hazelnut latte not to hot with whip and chocolate sprinkles did.

Just a perspective.

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from: neevita
date: Apr. 23rd, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)

typo: full time = part time. They actually don't give out enough hours for full time, usually.

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