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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 09:08 AM


Quote: Originally posted by micah202  
Quote: Originally posted by chumlee57  
gotta say, I never tip unless they do the windows, and 10 -20 pesos as well...sometimes when a guy ( or girl ) really spit shines the windows I'll get pretty generous, the guy in San Ignacio that also sells the date bread always seems to take a good bit of pride in cleaning the windows


....omGawrsh... hadn't realize I qualify for 'cheap gringo' status. :wow:

didn't tip once at Pemex, unless windows were washed, then ~5 peso's each for front or back.
Groceries,,,, usually 5-10 pesos


Restaurants that serve tables,,,, ~10%







Not bad for a canadian:lol:
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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 09:12 AM
Do locals tip for their gasoline?


And does anyone tip north of the border at the rare station that pumps the gas for you?

I am going to start asking the folks I come in contact with here in Bahia Asuncion if they tip for gas, and will bump this again when I have some answers.





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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 10:16 AM
So Rare ?


That ( in the U.S.) they're nearly extinct ?

I haven't run across a station in El Norte with attendants pumping gas (other than as required by law for the disabled) in (at least) fifteen years or so, but maybe there are some up in the major cities. I wouldn't know.

Back when I would have my propane tanks filled at the Chevron station, I did tip the attendants for that service. They were usually surprised and always accepted.

On the other hand, when I started filling my tanks at the propane dealer and (now) at the local welding supply, at both locations they (politely) refused a tip when offered.

The BEST rule to follow IS:

ALWAYS offer a tip whenever someone provides a service judged to be worthy. Err in favor of the offer. Even if refused, one is better for making the effort.

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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 11:09 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
And does anyone tip north of the border at the rare station that pumps the gas for you?

I am going to start asking the folks I come in contact with here in Bahia Asuncion if they tip for gas, and will bump this again when I have some answers.



I'm always traveling with Mexicans from Sonora on my Baja trips. Hell yes they tip at gas stations.



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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 11:13 AM


Quote: Originally posted by MrBillM  
That ( in the U.S.) they're nearly extinct ?



In Oregon and NJ it's required by law.

Oregon is changing a little:

"In Oregon a law passed by the Legislature in May 2017 and signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown in June will allow Oregon counties with 40,000 residents or less to deviate and allow for customers to pump their own fuel between the hours of 6pm to 6am. Essentially after normal hours of operation. The new law went to effect January 1, 2018."


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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 11:15 AM


Tipping is an interesting situation.

I almost always tip at say a Starbucks or sandwich shop or likewise type of take out restaurant but almost have never left a tip at a fast food place or drive through window. They don't have tip jars but that shouldn't stop me from spreading some of my good fortune. Here is someone working, not on some type of government assistance and they get stiffed. Don't they deserve a tip in the same way the other cashiers does? They probably make less money and still the drive through people probably don't get tipped. I might have to re-think this whole tipping thing.

What do you people in Oregon do at the gas stations where they are required to pump the gas for you?





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Quote: Originally posted by MrBillM  
That ( in the U.S.) they're nearly extinct ?

The BEST rule to follow IS:

ALWAYS offer a tip whenever someone provides a service judged to be worthy. Err in favor of the offer. Even if refused, one is better for making the effort.



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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 02:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
And does anyone tip north of the border at the rare station that pumps the gas for you?

I am going to start asking the folks I come in contact with here in Bahia Asuncion if they tip for gas, and will bump this again when I have some answers.


I have motorcycled with Mexican friends who tip at gas stations. They were fairly affluent. In general they tip 10% at restaurants just like Canadians.
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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 02:13 PM


Ancient History:
I pumped gas (and was a mechanic) working at a gas station in Escondido (1979) and would get a tip now and then... ;)




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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 02:30 PM


I worked at a gas station in the Washington DC area for about a year in 1967/68 pumping gas and nobody ever tipped me or offered to. I also did not expect a tip.
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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 04:11 PM


I round up, usually give a 20-30 peso tip as long as the service is good, and there are no games with change.
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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 04:39 PM
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OK, I am probably going to get flamed again, but my local girlfriend who drives me into Rosarito every week for shopping and errands, insists that I tip five pesos to the attendant at the parking lot and at the Pemex.

Everyone seems happy with that, and I tip ten pesos to the person who bags my groceries.

But I see them at least twice a week and the social interaction seems almost as important as the tip.
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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 07:02 PM


Flamed for what?
I go to the grocery store 1 or 2 times a week.
single guy.
I never have more than one bag.
The bagger is a friends kid or parent. 5 or 6 pesos and everybody is happy, and yes we always talk for some time before I leave.
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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 08:41 PM


don't want to state the obvious that every mexican national already knows, but canadians are notorious for being rather cheap with the tipping / propina's...not my observation, just what i've been told by the locals in the Mulege area, kind of a shame but I think it's a culture thing
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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 09:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chumlee57  
don't want to state the obvious that every mexican national already knows, but canadians are notorious for being rather cheap with the tipping / propina's...not my observation, just what i've been told by the locals in the Mulege area, kind of a shame but I think it's a culture thing


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Most stereotypes are wrong.

Got any stereotypes to share about Mexicans, Jews, Koreans, or Japanese?[/rquote]

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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 09:22 AM


Pemex employees garner scant wages, always tip, as well as no waged old folks bagging groceries, etc.......
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 10:36 AM
Stereotypical ASSUMPTIONS ................


...............Are (of course) meaningless in individual applications, BUT are usually rooted in varying degrees of "group" observation and validation.

Therein lies the problem. Like many other prejudices, people will observe, remember and cite those actions which support the stereotype and ignore or forget the examples which don't.
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So, Canadians really don't say "Eh?" after every question, or statement, eh?





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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 01:50 PM


5 for fuel. 5 more if they clean the windows.
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