Do you tip petrol attendants?

Do you tip petrol attendants?

  • Yes

    Votes: 373 56.3%
  • No

    Votes: 289 43.7%

  • Total voters
    662

Papa Smurf

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never do,
dont see the point for them, can perfectly refuel myself if I can.
my local guys see me a mile away coming in and they all race to me quick quick for service
i can pit in almost as quick as an F1 car on my motorbike :laugh:
 

axsis

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Yes as long as I have change on me (which is becoming rarer as I don't use cash often). Generally R2 but if they do tyres/windscreen usually R5.
 

marco79

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Yes, only R2 to R3, but only if they clean the windows without asking. I check under the hood myself & tyres myself.

Petrol Attendants earn a wage or salary. We shouldn't be subsidizing the garage owner.
 

eg2505

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Petrol Attendants earn a wage or salary. We shouldn't be subsidizing the garage owner.
this,
see those guys as a nuisance TBH,
I'm perfectly capable of filling my car up myself, dont need a degree in Petrol pump JackA$$ery.

look anywhere else in the world, pump attendants are a luxury, not a necessity.
 

Zophos

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I tip them in coke (No not that type....)

It is amazing to see how far a 500ml buddy coke (well 440ml in recent years) will get you.
 

Vernon

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Depends. If it's just to fill up, then no.
But say I had asked for tire pressure check and whatever else, then I do tend to tip them.
 

Naks

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we use only station and tip the attendants quite well, so there's usually a sprint & shouting match between them to service our cars.
 

TribbleZA

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Nope. Their employment is mandated by law and their salary is part of the cost-per-litre of fuel. You pay whether you tip them or not.
Are you sure ?

The fuel price is comprised of four main elements. These are the

  • The General Fuel Levy,
  • The RAF Levy,
  • The Basic Fuel Price (freight and insurance costs, cargo dues, storage and financing),
  • Wholesale and retail margins, and distribution and transport costs.
Using this data, filling a 50 litre tank with 93 unleaded petrol inland will cost R711,50. This is comprised of the Fuel Levy - R3,37 x 50l (R168,50), RAF levy – R1,93 x 50l (R96,50), associated costs – R3,12 x 50l (R156), and the Basic Fuel Price – R5,81 x 50l (R290,50).


 
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