Tips on tipping - FOX 35 News Orlando

Tips on tipping

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

It took Brendan O'Connor only 89 of his allotted 140 characters to publicly blast a negligent tipper on Twitter and subsequently lose his job. But before getting fired for those itchy fingers O'Connor worked on a food truck.

"A food truck?" Jimmy Skoutelas asked.

That was sort of Fox 5's question too. Forget O'Connor's dismissal. Instead, we wondered: Should one even have to tip after picking up food from a stand, truck or cart? Maybe if the order grows as large (allegedly $170) as the one O'Connor filled?

"I think you have to do it based off not only what you're asking [the server] to provide," Drum Associates Managing Director Carly Drum-O'Neill said, "but the quantity in which you're asking them to [provide] it."

Drum-O'Neill recommended tipping any time someone dispenses a service, which would include when someone prepares food for you on the street.

"It's good business for them the higher the quantity," she said, "but [you] still need to provide some sort of tip in my opinion."

Those we found on the street disagreed.

Always tip a waiter or waitress, they said. Tip a delivery person (although not based upon the price of the order). But don't tip, people said, the person just handing over your meal when you pick it up yourself.

"Because it's quick," Skoutelas said. "I don't really sit down."

For those who never tip, all to whom Fox 5 spoke shared their disdain and issued paying orders for the future.

"Come on, man," Bill Canning said. "Think about the people [who] are working out there. You got to give these people a break."

"You have to try to do better than what you're doing," Alfred Majors said.

"Tip," Drum-O'Neill said. "Give the people some money."

Or else.

Non-tippers would seem wise to hide their identities or risk public shaming (like Saints quarterback Drew Brees experienced when he allegedly left only $3 in gratuity on a $70-something tab) at the fingers of vigilante employees like O'Connor.

  • Your MoneyMore>>

  • Bed bug infestation at money firm PIMCO, report says

    Bed bug infestation at money firm PIMCO, report says

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:55:02 GMT
    A big money management firm in New York City has been hit with a major infestation of bed bugs, according to Fox Business Network. Stock traders who do business with Pacific Investment Management Co., better known as PIMCO, told Fox Business' Charles Gasparino that hundreds of people have been relocated from one of the firm's buildings in New York City to an undisclosed upstate location after reports of widespread bed bug bites among executives and employees.
    A big money management firm in New York City has been hit with a major infestation of bed bugs, according to Fox Business Network. Stock traders who do business with Pacific Investment Management Co., better known as PIMCO, told Fox Business' Charles Gasparino that hundreds of people have been relocated from one of the firm's buildings in New York City to an undisclosed upstate location after reports of widespread bed bug bites among executives and employees.
  • Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:47:08 GMT
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
  • Designer clothes at giant thrift shop in NJ

    Designer clothes at giant thrift shop in NJ

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:57:04 GMT
    Like most soon-to-be third graders, Sonja knows what she's looking for when it comes to back-to-school shopping. For kids trying to be fashionable -- and parents looking to keep it affordable -- there's the Ocean County Hunger Relief Warehouse in Toms River, New Jersey. It's basically a huge thrift shop.
    Like most soon-to-be third graders, Sonja knows what she's looking for when it comes to back-to-school shopping. For kids trying to be fashionable -- and parents looking to keep it affordable -- there's the Ocean County Hunger Relief Warehouse in Toms River, New Jersey. It's basically a huge thrift shop.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices