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Old 23.02.2010, 18:17
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Tipping delivery drivers?

I've searched and found that rounding is the norm for tipping (with the exception of hairdressers). However, I'm used to tipping delivery drivers where I'm from. If I'm to, ahem, order sushi deliver this evening, should I tip the driver? If so, how much?

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Old 23.02.2010, 18:33
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Re: Tipping delivery drivers?

Tip is in switzerland not required like it is expected in the USA. In my opinion it is not necessary introducing a bad habit it in switzerland. Why should you pay more? for reciving a good service or beeing happy not beeing served very poorly?
In my opinion a good service is in the price list included.
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Tip is in switzerland not required like it is expected in the USA. In my opinion it is not necessary introducing a bad habit it in switzerland. Why should you pay more? for reciving a good service or beeing happy not beeing served very poorly?
In my opinion a good service is in the price list included.

Never worked in the hospitality industry I assume?

If the bill is 27 chf I give 30. not much but enough.
difference with the USA is that there they make 6.50 an hour where here they make 20 an hour.

So it really depends on service and such. for delivery if it is on time and the person is nice, then a little extra is not hard to give
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So it really depends on service and such. for delivery if it is on time and the person is nice, then a little extra is not hard to give
I was working in a hotel and it is very unfair if the waiter recives tip because of the very well managing chef in the kitchen. And again it is a bad habit intruducing tip to become as a part of someones income.
There is no reason, usually you get your price for delivery with your order and time of arrival.
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I was working in a hotel and it is very unfair if the waiter recives tip because of the very well managing chef in the kitchen. And again it is a bad habit intruducing tip to become as a part of someones income.
There is no reason, usually you get your price for delivery with your order and time of arrival.

Dont agree, the chef does not have to put up with the crap the waiter goes through with the guests. Yes he works just as hard but is paid accordingly (mostly) The chef makes the plate and manages the kitchen. done. Waiter is with the guests from start to finish.

The waiter is not and depends on tips.

I am all against tipping here also since they make enough money and can easily depend on the wage they make. but every now and then I feel it is ok to tip.

And why is it bad to have tips as part of the income.
1. there not taxed
2. you get what you work for.
Simple as that
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Old 23.02.2010, 19:34
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I am all against tipping here also since they make enough money and can easily depend on the wage they make.

Interesting how some people here think a waiter making under 40 k a year "makes enough" while we have a constant stream of threads asking if it's possible to survive in CH with a 100k a year salary
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The waiter is not and depends on tips.
There are contracts where the boss is saying you can make 10%-20% tip and therefore he reduces the waiters salary.

The waiter has to be on a fixed salary, and possible tip shared with all of the staff.

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Like I said, there is no need paying tip to subsidise someones partial salaray paid under the table.

If somebody can not cope as an waiter/waitress with some difficulties which brings the job with, you also have to ask why the builders dont get more salary for working on buildings in winter.
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Re: Tipping delivery drivers?

Well Id say they are around 50k.

They get good deals on food (mostly)

Lots of it is under the table.....

you never go out cause you are working.

I think it is fairly easy to live of 50 k a year. given that you are alone or have an additional income from partner.....

And you DO get tips most of the time. Id say 200 a week....
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Re: Tipping delivery drivers?

If somebody can not cope as an waiter/waitress with some difficulties which brings the job with, you also have to ask why the builders dont get more salary for working on buildings in winter.[/QUOTE]

For which in Belgium they are paid extra. Same for heavy rain days.....

even though it has nothing to do with being a waiter

Anyway we can discuss this till when ever.

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Well Id say they are around 50k.

They get good deals on food (mostly)

Lots of it is under the table.....

you never go out cause you are working.

I think it is fairly easy to live of 50 k a year. given that you are alone or have an additional income from partner.....

And you DO get tips most of the time. Id say 200 a week....
1)"Well Id say they are around 50k"

: 50k are the very lucky ones ,hardly the majority.

2)"They get good deals on food (mostly) "

do they have "waiter reduction cards" in Migros or Coop?

3) "I think it is fairly easy to live of 50 k a year. given that you are alone or have an additional income from partner....."

: depends where and how you live. It still is significantly below the average swiss income.

4)And you DO get tips most of the time. Id say 200 a week....

:exactly, and I just stated my reasons why I think that is fine and good


5) Lots of it is under the table.....

you never go out cause you are working

: not sure what you exactly mean here so I'll just leave it be
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Interesting how some people here think a waiter making under 40 k a year "makes enough" while we have a constant stream of threads asking if it's possible to survive in CH with a 100k a year salary
Or those who are looking around for the best deal for a 70k watch.

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location is in Zürich Wolishofen, not USA or Belgium.
Question was: should i give tip for sushi delivery driver?

My reccomendation is, giving tip is a bad habit and not necessary for any service and should definetely not be introduced in switzerland to become a part of a salary for low income earners.
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Re: Tipping delivery drivers?

most of the time the students r working at night for deliveries, so they can make some pocket money, i definitely think u should tip... off course if u r happy w the service
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most of the time the students r working at night for deliveries, so they can make some pocket money, i definitely think u should tip... off course if u r happy w the service
Do you tip cashier late at night at petrol stations or because you got a nice peace of meat from the butcher at migros?
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location is in Zürich Wolishofen, not USA or Belgium.
Question was: should i give tip for sushi delivery driver?

My reccomendation is, giving tip is a bad habit and not necessary for any service and should definetely not be introduced in switzerland to become a part of a salary for low income earners.

Any swiss friend of mine always gives at least a small tip when visiting a restaurant and when ordering in so the idea of "introducing" it to switzerland is just hogwash..
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Kohlmeise: im trolling?

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1)"Well Id say they are around 50k"

: 50k are the very lucky ones ,hardly the majority.

2)"They get good deals on food (mostly) "

do they have "waiter reduction cards" in Migros or Coop?

I mean they will eat a t the rest<aurant ,bar whereever they work mostly

3) "I think it is fairly easy to live of 50 k a year. given that you are alone or have an additional income from partner....."

: depends where and how you live. It still is significantly below the average swiss income.

4)And you DO get tips most of the time. Id say 200 a week....

:exactly, and I just stated my reasons why I think that is fine and good


5) Lots of it is under the table.....

you never go out cause you are working

: not sure what you exactly mean here so I'll just leave it be
I mean that you are working evenings so you have little time to go and party
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Do you tip cashier late at night at petrol stations or because you got a nice peace of meat from the butcher at migros?
well it is a completely different thing, the butcher at migros is not delivering me my meat, and the cashier at petrol station doesn't bring my fuel to the car (although i always tip the person who fills up my tank)
delivery is an extra service and those students r paid almost nothing, they count on tips...
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I mean that you are working evenings so you have little time to go and party

I guess you have never had a girlfriend who worked as a waiter
They party alright, they just start later and end later than the rest of us
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students r paid almost nothing, they count on tips...
I doubt it, students also recive many monetary priviliges and benefits.
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I've searched and found that rounding is the norm for tipping (with the exception of hairdressers).
That is unfortunately not true. There was a time when the only income an employed hairdresser had were the tips he got from customers. Then the system changed, the prices were increased to include the hairdresser's salary. However, shortly afterwards signs appeared at the hairdressers' saying: Service is included but the 'pourboire' is not. So nearly everybody started tipping again. Even most of the owners of many hairdressing salons expect a tip.
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