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I'll start off by saying I would just as soon pump my own gas. But in New Jersey, there is no self-service. So every once in a while, I am stuck getting gas in Jersey.

The attendants are nice enough and I never really thought about tipping them - until the other day when I was with someone who works off tips and she suggested tipping the attendant.

It's not that I don't want to tip; I actually have no problem doing it and am a good tipper.

Is this a regular practice for those of you who live in states like New Jersey?

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I'll start off by saying I would just as soon pump my own gas. But in New Jersey, there is no self-service. So every once in a while, I am stuck getting gas in Jersey. The attendants are nice enough and I never really thought about tipping them - until the other day when I was with someone who works off tips and she suggested tipping the attendant.It's not that I don't want to tip; I actually have no problem doing it and am a good tipper. Is this a regular practice for those of you who live in states like New Jersey?

10% seems fair if they do your windows too.

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I do not live in NJ but when I get gas there I usually tip $2; it is not much but any more offsets the savings on the price of the gas (NJ has inexpensive gas).

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I'll start off by saying I would just as soon pump my own gas. But in New Jersey, there is no self-service. So every once in a while, I am stuck getting gas in Jersey. The attendants are nice enough and I never really thought about tipping them - until the other day when I was with someone who works off tips and she suggested tipping the attendant.It's not that I don't want to tip; I actually have no problem doing it and am a good tipper. Is this a regular practice for those of you who live in states like New Jersey?

10% seems fair if they do your windows too.
They piss in your gas tank if you leave anything less than 18.

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Why is there no self service in jersey?

Mafia-controlled unions.

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Why is there no self service in jersey?

"New Jersey banned self-service gasoline in 1949 after lobbying by service station owners. Proponents of the ban cite safety and jobs as reasons to keep the ban." — Wikipedia.

Kind of funny that the lobbying was by the owners rather than some kind of gas station attendants' union or something.

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If the emPloyer can legally pay the attendants less thaninum wage, I would consider tipping them. If the employer must pay at least minim wage, then no tip for routine service.

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I work in NJ. Ive never tipped in my life and I dont know anyone who has.

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My parents live in NJ (always have) and my dad tips when he goes...he told me more than once that the attendant he tips always laughs (but is thankful) and jokes, he is the only person who tips him each week. Asked a buddy of mine I grew up with that still lives there and he thought I was nuts to suggest tipping them 9and he is a good tipper in general). I lived there growing up and in summers in college, and I never once tipped.

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Why is there no self service in jersey?

"New Jersey banned self-service gasoline in 1949 after lobbying by service station owners. Proponents of the ban cite safety and jobs as reasons to keep the ban." — Wikipedia.

Kind of funny that the lobbying was by the owners rather than some kind of gas station attendants' union or something.

Here's more, from a book:

"In 1949, a gas station in Hackensack lured customers away from rival stations when it offered gasoline at a discount to motorists who pumped the gas themselves. Lobbying by the New Jersey Gasoline Retailers Association led to the passage of a law that year banning self-serve at gas stations in New Jersey."

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I pumped gas and would get tipped; I always cleaned the windows and asked to check the oil though.

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last time I was in trenton and the pulled into a gas station, the attendant filled my tank, then I punched him in the kidney and took his money.

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last time I was in trenton and the pulled into a gas station, the attendant filled my tank, then I punched him in the kidney and took his money.

So no tip?

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It's not that I don't want to tip; I actually have no problem doing it and am a good tipper. Is this a regular practice for those of you who live in states like New Jersey?

No, it's not. You can if you want to, of course, or I guess if the attendant really goes above and beyond, but it's not general practice.

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No tips unless its a hot girl and...Well, lets not get into that.

You tip her then you shaft her.

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I work in NJ. Ive never tipped in my life and I dont know anyone who has.

what he said. you dont tip for gas.

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last time I was in trenton and the pulled into a gas station, the attendant filled my tank, then I punched him in the kidney and took his money.

So no tip?
flipped a dime at him while I sped off. I am a man of the people.

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Someone told me it is actually against the law to tip gas attendants in NJ. I don't know anyone that tips them.

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Someone told me it is actually against the law to tip gas attendants in NJ. I don't know anyone that tips them.

Do you think anyone gets arrested for that?

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I'll start off by saying I would just as soon pump my own gas. But in New Jersey, there is no self-service. So every once in a while, I am stuck getting gas in Jersey.

The attendants are nice enough and I never really thought about tipping them - until the other day when I was with someone who works off tips and she suggested tipping the attendant.

It's not that I don't want to tip; I actually have no problem doing it and am a good tipper.

Is this a regular practice for those of you who live in states like New Jersey?

Seriously? Are they checking the oil and cleaning the wind shield to?

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I'll start off by saying I would just as soon pump my own gas. But in New Jersey, there is no self-service. So every once in a while, I am stuck getting gas in Jersey.

The attendants are nice enough and I never really thought about tipping them - until the other day when I was with someone who works off tips and she suggested tipping the attendant.

It's not that I don't want to tip; I actually have no problem doing it and am a good tipper.

Is this a regular practice for those of you who live in states like New Jersey?

Seriously? Are they checking the oil and cleaning the wind shield to?

doing the windshields. no oil.

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I tip for many things probably things I shouldn't ... I have been getting gas in NJ for 25 years. I have never tipped a gas attendant. never crossed my mind to do so

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