TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

How much do you tip Tesla Valet?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by stevej119, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Paul Carter

    Paul Carter Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,722
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    #21 Paul Carter, May 31, 2015
    Last edited: May 31, 2015
    I have no idea why this is here! :)
    Fixed! Thx to Doug.
     
  2. kuttakamina

    kuttakamina Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    712
    Location:
    DC
    Tipping = bribing to get better service. Their employers should pay them enough. This tipping mentality is not something I personally like. Doesn't mean I am not appreciative of what people do for me, but when I've paid for it once, I don't want add ons. Like in the U.S., you go for breakfast, and you see an omlette for 10 bucks. But you're out 20 bucks anyway. Why? Tip and tax and the $4 Orange juice.

    Its about truth in pricing. If it's gonna cost more (tips or otherwise), then just raise the prices and keep the system honest.

    There is one good thing about tipping however - when you hand a $5 tip to someone, obama doesn't take $2.50 out of it. Unless of course you are in an institutionalized tipping profession like waiters. IRS will automatically assume a minimum amount of tips and tax you anyway :).

    Waiting tables for instance started as a decent job. People could actually make some money from it. It's a very tough job mind you. Then some people started tipping out of the goodness of their hearts, which was I am sure appreciated by the waiters too. Over time it has turned into minimum wage for waiters (hey you get tipped right), and being taxed on the tips regardless if you received a tip or not.

    So so much so that if you don't tip 15% the waiter actually looses money by serving you. It's awful.

    Don't tip. Pay tesla so tesla can pay their employees. If tesla doesn't pay their employees, pay someone else. Tipping in the long run has bad unintended consequences.

    Also, it's nice to go into a restaurant in Europe and know that 25€ is indeed 25€, not 30 or 35.
    Also yes service in Italy or France is not as good. But that's because they are Italy and France. Service in Scandinavia is fine, you don't need to tip there, and everyone makes a decent living. That's awesome!

    by the way what really pissed me off lately, tipping in London is not as customary as it is in the U.S. But recently I went into a restaurant, yes they added a "service charge" and there was a line for tip on top of that. I wrote -£4 in the tip and left the total on the table. They wanna fight? Bring it on! (Service was not exceptional anyway)
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    6,531
    Location:
    Redwood Shores, CA
  4. Max*

    Max* Charging

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    6,611
    Location:
    NoVa
    Very interesting read. I had two comments
    1. Tips might be here to stay for now, but I heard if at least one restaurant opening with a "no tip" rule. The food is priced with tips included, and the wait staff are paid living wages.
    2. I don't agree with the article that you should tip even if the service is horrendous. Take it up with the manager? 100%. But I don't see why you should "pay" someone for doing... a horrible job
     
  5. EchoDelta

    EchoDelta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    902
    Location:
    Seattle, Planet Earth
    You didn't get your MX delivered yet?! We're all happily tipping our delivery folks... Sorry about your delay.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC