Do you tip petrol attendants?

Do you tip petrol attendants?

  • Yes

    Votes: 373 56.3%
  • No

    Votes: 289 43.7%

  • Total voters
    662

DiabloDane

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if i have some coins and they offer to wash my already dirty cars windows then yes
 

Matt91

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Only if they check my tyres. Don't trust them at all under my car hood, I do all that stuff myself.
 

R13...

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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.
It's a tip and most of them are friendly fellas despite having to survive on minimum wage.
 

powermzii

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Yes if I have change in the car - always get good service and my local Caltex is the best so why not
 

WaxLyrical

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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.
I don't see the need to get out of my car touch that handle and risk stinking to high hell of fuel.
It's a good service to have, I'll tip if attendant goes extra mile and delivers prompt service.
 

eg2505

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I don't see the need to get out of my car touch that handle and risk stinking to high hell of fuel.
It's a good service to have, I'll tip if attendant goes extra mile and delivers prompt service.
so, go to a Petrol station where such a service is offered.
not FORCE everybody to deal with these guys.

id much rather prefer to do it all myself, as you don't need to be a genius to put petrol in your car.

fail to see the point of these guys,
to me they just walk around doing a job most people are perfectly capable of doing themselves.
 

Nemoneiros

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Do you tip petrol attendants, and if so, how much?
No: Highly unlikely unless I specifically feel I am going to.

Last night I was stormed-the-front as if money grows on me. I told the lady that I don't have money to just give to her as well as making clear I am not going to give her anything. I then got but you are privileged look as she left, I thought well it's not a privilege but actual work paying for what I have, even then its not a lot in comparison to the rest. Besides, the first thought was... how many people are in this party, as I looked around for any would-be assailants.
 
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Dan C

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Yes about R7 . I fill up at the same station. They are very quick to serve me and wash the windows etc.
 

LCBXX

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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).


Yes. AFAIK, its illegal for motorists to depense their own fuel when at a fuel station, although I'm having trouble finding the write-up supporting this.
 

thechamp

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They are usually the most pleasant people you'll ever come across, petrol attendants and the newspaper guys. I do give with an open heart when it comes to the two.

Plus they are always ready to assist with anything.
 

Chingha

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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).


Their wages are included in the fuel price and set through MIBCO IIRC.

It is built into the formula. There have been a couple of fuel increases in the last couple of years that have purely been due to the change in wage rates.


Found an article

 

Dairyfarmer

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Only if they check my tyres. Don't trust them at all under my car hood, I do all that stuff myself.
I don't even let them touch my tyres. Serious safety risk. Fuel station gauges are dodgy enough. Having a petrol jockey, who probable doesn't understand the importance of tyre pressure as a safety concern, do it and screw it up? The only time you will realise he f'ed it up is when your car is on its roof or down a ditch.

They don't touch my tyres, windows, oil, water or anything other than the fuel cap because some stupid union won't allow us to refuel ourselves.
 

Shi

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Only tip when they check the oil and water. Usually a few bucks.
 

ld13

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I don't even let them touch my tyres. Serious safety risk.
Neither do I. I get out and they assist me. I remove the prop, feel the tyre, check for obvious troubles etc and then check the pressure with my own eyes - I also check/confirm said pressure with my own compressor when I get home. Some service stations have some dodgy gauges/equipment that are seemingly out with as much as 0.5-1.0 bar and I have learned to avoid them.
 

cr@zydude

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Yes, but not really for refuelling but for tge extras. I usually put in 30 litres every 2 weeks, have the attendant pump up my tyres and wash the windscreens.

I usually tip R5 for that. I use the same BP each time and get good service.
 
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