Re: Tipping the Beer Cart girl
Originally Posted by Undr Par
I agree...through high school and college I worked at courses in a variety of capacities from caddy, bag room attendant, to a cart boy. It always pissed me off that I would do all the hard work for the beer cart girls like gassing, loading, and washing the beer cart. Taking out their trash at the end of the night. Not to mention all the other things I did for course patrons like picking up range balls, raking bunkers, cleaning nasty course restrooms, etc...etc...etc, and I rarely saw an extra dime. I know that waitresses, who completely live on tips will throw the dish washers and line cooks a cut of their tips, but the beer girls and bar girls never gave us anything, and we were always making less per hour than they were, and they still got tips. I actually quit working at a club because the pay difference was so skewed not including the tips they received.
Whoever said something about night club rules ($1 per drink) is insane. I'm sorry to be so harsh, but their job is not the equivalent of a night club bartender...they don't hang out in a smoked filled room all night with people screaming at them for drinks. At worst they'll have some dirty old men staring at their chest. They sit on a cart, drive around, get in the way, and sell a beer or two. THEY DO NOT DESERVE $1 per drink per person not matter how much you make. If you think that she'll like you more because you're a big tipper, you're wrong...she's only thinking: "SUCKER!!!"
My suggestion: the next time you're at a course have your group save all those dollars per drink you'd normally give to the beer girl, and slide a $20 or $50 to the manager or superintendent, and tell them to split it amongst the people who really made your course experience worthwhile, the cart boys, the range kid, the maintenance staff. These people work hard and provide a better service to us players than the beer cart girl, and I'm sure that your gesture will A) be more appreciated by them than a big tip to the beer girl and B) will make their boss appreciate the work they do too. Because if you think those folks see a deserving cut of your greens fees you're completely wrong...!!!