: Proper tip for cab driver?



Jesda
03-06-07, 10:46 AM
I took a taxi home from the airport last night. I was tired, cranky (USAir blows), and didn't feel like calling and waiting for a friend or family member to get me. Fare was about $30. I handed the guy my credit card for the fare and a $20 bill as a tip. He was happy.

As a general rule, how much do you tip a cab driver? 30%?

creeker
03-06-07, 12:38 PM
I took a taxi home from the airport last night. I was tired, cranky (USAir blows), and didn't feel like calling and waiting for a friend or family member to get me. Fare was about $30. I handed the guy my credit card for the fare and a $20 bill as a tip. He was happy.

As a general rule, how much do you tip a cab driver? 30%?

I would consider that a large tip,I think 5 bucks would be sufficient.

Lord Cadillac
03-06-07, 01:50 PM
Yeah, 5 bucks would have been fine but the 10 probably made him happy and it was really no skin off your back. :)

Florian
03-06-07, 03:36 PM
20%


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creeker
03-06-07, 04:09 PM
I took a taxi home from the airport last night. I was tired, cranky (USAir blows), and didn't feel like calling and waiting for a friend or family member to get me. Fare was about $30. I handed the guy my credit card for the fare and a $20 bill as a tip. He was happy.

As a general rule, how much do you tip a cab driver? 30%?


Your tip works out to 66%.

Elvis
03-06-07, 04:24 PM
Hell, call me next time if you're throwing that kind of money around! :D

UNCLLUIE
03-06-07, 05:52 PM
Ouch. Jesda!

I thought we were buddy Republicans!.... and I lost a [gay] boyfriend (fake [gay]populist, champagne [gay]socialist. fool) over my "overtipping"!

I pretty much go the divide by 5 and round to what's in my wallet. hate change and crumped up singles you know spent time in a high-schooler's shoe!

But even I have to say you overtipped. A bartender or waitress you'll see again in the evening is ok. It usually makes for better service than those [gay]fake populist, [gay]socialists get.

But bravo to you! Trickle down economics anyone?

CIWS
03-06-07, 06:29 PM
20%


F

:yeah:

That's usually being quite fair.

Spyder
03-06-07, 07:10 PM
Depends on the service...just like anything else, I would say...but yea, 20% would be a good starting point to go up or down.

AND PEOPLE, 5 ON A 60 AT A RESTAURANT IS NOT A "GREAT SERVICE" TIP.
(You'd be surprised how many people tell me "Great service. Thanks! We're going to ask for you next time too!" and leave me five on a fifty or sixty or seventy... rant over. for now.

creeker
03-06-07, 07:16 PM
Depends on the service...just like anything else, I would say...but yea, 20% would be a good starting point to go up or down.

AND PEOPLE, 5 ON A 60 AT A RESTAURANT IS NOT A "GREAT SERVICE" TIP.
(You'd be surprised how many people tell me "Great service. Thanks! We're going to ask for you next time too!" and leave me five on a fifty or sixty or seventy... rant over. for now.


I see and respect your point,I think I give a honest tip for good service,most times I will leave a tip even when it hasn't been that great,But what about all the sevce workers in other fields than food that dont get tips, I think the employers are getting away with murder. I am sure they lure future employees with the understanding that part of their wage is in tips.

dkozloski
03-07-07, 06:29 PM
A good tip for a cab driver is "Find a better line of work". It's hard to find generosity in my heart as I find myself on a "Grand Tour" instead of the shortest route.