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Store clerk judging you.

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Have you ever had the feeling the store clerk was judging you?

Yes [ 50 ]  [34.01%]
no [ 24 ]  [16.33%]
maybe [ 6 ]  [4.08%]
always [ 3 ]  [2.04%]
who cares [ 64 ]  [43.54%]
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Posted: November 15, 2006, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

wow what the hey. if i give the clerk a tip about a number will the clerk give me a dime i don't think so. i don't see where anyone is indebted to the clerk unless you and the clerk are good buds/close friends. At most many clerks are causal acquaintances.

As for tipping for a service not lottery related if i get fast prompt courteous service for something i might slip the person a fiver especially if the person is a worker. never tip the owner for service it's bad etiquette.

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    Posted: November 15, 2006, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

    wow what the hey. if i give the clerk a tip about a number will the clerk give me a dime i don't think so. i don't see where anyone is indebted to the clerk unless you and the clerk are good buds/close friends. At most many clerks are causal acquaintances.

    As for tipping for a service not lottery related if i get fast prompt courteous service for something i might slip the person a fiver especially if the person is a worker. never tip the owner for service it's bad etiquette.

    I tip the customers who are giving me winning tips... lol

    No one is indebeted to anyone for tipping.. and if it isn't coming from the heart.. it isn't worth giving or getting..

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      Posted: November 16, 2006, 3:46 am - IP Logged

      Losers are always suckers, but it is funny how quickly a sucker becomes a good friend after a big win...

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        Posted: November 16, 2006, 11:37 am - IP Logged


        Your last sentence, "Anyone who turns a tip down doesn't need it and thinks you need it more than they do."  is insulting.

        no lol here.

        That is the feeling I get when someone turns down my money or help, it is like if you open a door for someone and they give you a dirty look or insist you go first, they just gotta be better than you in their minds. no lol in these cases.     jarasanBang Head

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          Posted: November 16, 2006, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

          My vote was maybe, sometimes I have thought they might be, or they could be just having other problems that I am not aware of. usually if I get that feeling I won't go back to that store.

          Fortunatly the store I go to now thats not a problem they are super great with all their lottery customers.

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            Posted: November 17, 2006, 12:09 am - IP Logged

            LOL ..  agree...

            Suckers I refer to are those that come in store and cannot leave without playing the scratchers.. writing checks for more cash after losing their initial buck.. and then putting money on credit card for more money with the ATM.. and then starts over again the next day..

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              There seems to be a little misunderstanding here.  If Rick is self-employed and is doing his job, then he doesn't expect a tip.  You don't tip your doctor or your accountant. They all provide a service for a fee. A waitress, on the other hand, depends on tips to make a living. There's a difference. I always would tip a valet who parked my car. However, at the places I eat now, any guy who takes my car keys would probably be stealing it.  (OMG - It's the McBurglar!)

              When I sold furniture, many times the delivery guys would get tips.  However, whether a store offers free delivery with a purchase or charges $100, the driver who is getting a salary should never expect a tip for good service, although there's nothing wrong in accepting one. Good service is part of any job. 

              TnTea -  I don't think the lottery would appreciate knowing that store clerks are taking kickbacks for steering customers to buy certain tickets.  Just rubs me the wrong way.

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                Posted: November 17, 2006, 8:42 am - IP Logged

                The only tip I usually ever give store clerks is tell them to lower their prices. Then maybe I could afford a tip...

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                  Posted: November 17, 2006, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

                  There seems to be a little misunderstanding here.  If Rick is self-employed and is doing his job, then he doesn't expect a tip.  You don't tip your doctor or your accountant. They all provide a service for a fee. A waitress, on the other hand, depends on tips to make a living. There's a difference. I always would tip a valet who parked my car. However, at the places I eat now, any guy who takes my car keys would probably be stealing it.  (OMG - It's the McBurglar!)

                  When I sold furniture, many times the delivery guys would get tips.  However, whether a store offers free delivery with a purchase or charges $100, the driver who is getting a salary should never expect a tip for good service, although there's nothing wrong in accepting one. Good service is part of any job. 

                  TnTea -  I don't think the lottery would appreciate knowing that store clerks are taking kickbacks for steering customers to buy certain tickets.  Just rubs me the wrong way.

                  I don't think the Lottery would care one way or the other...

                  They have to pay out $500 for a winning number.. So why would they care if  $450 went to the person buying it and $50 to the clerk..

                  I have received tips from people who pick their own rolls to buy from.

                   

                  If I am off a few days in a row and know nothing about the games, I will tell the regulars I have no clue to what is due to hit... 

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                    Posted: November 17, 2006, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

                    When the delivery guys delivered the wide screen tv for hubby's birthday in July,  I gave them both a $20 tip for coming in and getting the job done quickly so that I could surprise him.

                    I just said, "Thank you very , very much for helping me with this surprise,  I would like for each of you to have lunch on me.."  They took it and said, "thanks.. we sure will.."

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                      Posted: November 17, 2006, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                      The only tip I usually ever give store clerks is tell them to lower their prices. Then maybe I could afford a tip...

                      LOL  That is a good one..

                      I have gotten verbal tips too... lol

                       

                      Don't forget your umbrella.. it looks like rain..

                      Or don't lock your car unless you have your keys in your hand.. Good tips.. and all done in fun..

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                        Posted: November 17, 2006, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                        When the delivery guys delivered the wide screen tv for hubby's birthday in July,  I gave them both a $20 tip for coming in and getting the job done quickly so that I could surprise him.

                        I just said, "Thank you very , very much for helping me with this surprise,  I would like for each of you to have lunch on me.."  They took it and said, "thanks.. we sure will.."

                        Good thing they didn't have dirty minds lol. Or maybe they did? Nonetheless I am sure "lunch on you" was still pretty good hehe.

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                          Posted: November 17, 2006, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

                          That is the feeling I get when someone turns down my money or help, it is like if you open a door for someone and they give you a dirty look or insist you go first, they just gotta be better than you in their minds. no lol in these cases.     jarasanBang Head

                          I agree.  I hold a door open for anyone and I react the same way if they give me a dirty look.  But because I don't want or expect someone's money doesn't mean I think I'm better than them.  I'm not better than anyone and they are not better than me.

                          Expecting a tip is worlds away from holding a door open as a courtesy to the person following you.  You are not expecting money for that, just polite acknowledgement of your effort.

                          There are jobs you get tipped at and jobs you don't.  According to the books on etiquette, you are not required to tip your cashier.  If you want to do so then by all means do.

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                            Posted: November 17, 2006, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                            When the delivery guys delivered the wide screen tv for hubby's birthday in July,  I gave them both a $20 tip for coming in and getting the job done quickly so that I could surprise him.

                            I just said, "Thank you very , very much for helping me with this surprise,  I would like for each of you to have lunch on me.."  They took it and said, "thanks.. we sure will.."

                            Entirely different, tntea. Sorry, but if I owned a convenient store and knew you were talking "tips" for suggesting scratch tickets, I'd fire you.  It's bad business.

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                              Entirely different, tntea. Sorry, but if I owned a convenient store and knew you were talking "tips" for suggesting scratch tickets, I'd fire you.  It's bad business.

                              It must not be bad for business..

                              We are among the top 5 for the state of TN.  (in lotto sales.. tickets..)  This is one reason people come to see us.  We are people friendly and we keep people happy.

                              As far as talking "tips"...  It would bring in more business..

                              If you meant taking "tips"... well the boss even holds tips for me when someone leaves them there when I am off..

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