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Old Nov 8th 2012, 3:01 am
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Bonjourno!!

When we go to certain fuel stations to fill the 'ol tank up, there is sometimes someone there who comes to do it for us. What is the protocol here. Do we go inside and browse, pay, jump in and drive off or do we get out, give him a tip, browse, pay then shoot off. Me and the OH are quite confused here so we would love the help on answering this.

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Essentially it's a ruse to get you to go in the shop, browse around and buy stuff.
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Old Nov 8th 2012, 9:37 am
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I always stay by my car chatting to the pump attendant so that I know how much it's gonna cost then go inside to pay when he has finished. Never tip - NZ is NOT a tipping culture.
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I always stay by my car chatting to the pump attendant so that I know how much it's gonna cost then go inside to pay when he has finished. Never tip - NZ is NOT a tipping culture.
I always say how much I want putting in, stay by the car having a chat and then hand over the cash!
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Never tip - NZ is NOT a tipping culture.
we got told that after I tipped and seemed to upset a house cleaner we hired, he seemed genuinely surprised and it was a bit awkward and I apologised if it offended and explained it was something that just happens in other places, he still took the money
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Old Nov 8th 2012, 10:43 pm
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Can you tip in restaurants and to taxi drivers etc..?
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Old Nov 9th 2012, 4:48 am
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Can you tip in restaurants and to taxi drivers etc..?
No (only in restaurants if you have had amazing service). Don't even tip hairdressers here.
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I always stay by my car chatting to the pump attendant so that I know how much it's gonna cost then go inside to pay when he has finished. Never tip - NZ is NOT a tipping culture.
It really sounds like you are NOT a tipping kind of person!

I tip wherever I receive good service.

just because you are living in NZ does not mean that you have to be as tight as two coats of paint. You may become like the inhabitants themselves

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Old Nov 11th 2012, 8:20 pm
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As has already been stated, you don't tip at the petrol station.

NZ is not a tipping culture.

Tip, perhaps, in a restaurant. Although we came unstuck even with this once as we tried to tip the owner who was a bit put out.
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Originally Posted by tattoobarbie View Post
Bonjourno!!

When we go to certain fuel stations to fill the 'ol tank up, there is sometimes someone there who comes to do it for us. What is the protocol here. Do we go inside and browse, pay, jump in and drive off or do we get out, give him a tip, browse, pay then shoot off. Me and the OH are quite confused here so we would love the help on answering this.

Much Love!!
I never ever fill up when there's someone at the pumps who will kindly do it for you

They never fill the car up fully. They usually go until it clicks and then that's it

I usually am able to get at least an extra 2 litres into the car when the fuel pump makes a click noise to say full. I like to fill the car as much as possible since unleaded fuel goes within a couple of weeks here (I only get between 4 to 500km out of a full tank). I did try the 95 and 98 but the output is similar. Not worth the extra dollars

Oh and don't tip anyone here. It's a shame because sometimes the service is absolutely fantastic and deserves recognition. Unlike America where even if you get shite service you have to tip unless you want a stand off
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It really sounds like you are NOT a tipping kind of person!

I tip wherever I receive good service.

just because you are living in NZ does not mean that you have to be as tight as two coats of paint. You may become like the inhabitants themselves
Why not try and fit into the local custom ie NO tipping?
Why is it tight not to tip when that is the accepted practice for a particular country?

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Why not try and fit into the local custom ie NO tipping?
Why is it tight not to tip when that is the accepted practice for a particular country?

Tweetweet has left NZ a while ago from what I read. I feel this was posted for some other agenda wichI am actually quite sad about as Tweetweet has some real axes to grind with her own NZ family and friends here in NZ.
Whether or not to tip is not one of them,
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Why not try and fit into the local custom ie NO tipping?
Why is it tight not to tip when that is the accepted practice for a particular country?
mmm.....
having said that there are plenty of bars and restaurants with little containers on them that are marked "TIPS".
quite often give a little more to the the barber if they've done a good job, as my hair is a tough patch to work on
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