Did that pump cost more than the self-serve section? Sometimes I see Full Serve gas stations that have the same price of a Self Serve station across the street. But usually even if you have Full and Self Serve at the same station the Full Serve pumps cost a bit more.I once drove into a gas station where one side was self and other was full service. Accidently went to the full side, got out and started filling my car. Buddy comes out and start talking to me telling me to stop, and that its his job. I told him to go back inside, cause he wasnt gonna touch the car. Those guys are useless twits who probly would have banged the nozzle into the car or overfilled it or something. I really dont trust anyone with my car. not even the dealerships.
Yeah... full service gas stations are a rarity. And I hardly ever use them. The most I typically see is a self-serve gas station with a row of full-service pumps... and usually that row is empty due to the higher cost. To be honest if I do arrive at a full-service station... I usually tell the attendant I'll pump the gas myself. To be honest I've never had any problems from them in regards to this. Most will jokingly have the attitude... "Go ahead... it's less work for me..." They may still hang around and chat... or if I for some reason am paying with cash (a rarity) I'll give them the money while I'm pumping so I can take off right after.i came across a sunoco gas station by kennedy commons, i was surprised to find that it was full-serve. are you suppose to tip these guys? i gave him $2 for a $40 fill. i never knew full-serve still exists
I get huge tips, that could just be because of the economic status of the city's population but I avg. 10$-30$ a shift on tips.My father used to operate a Shell full-serve gas bar awhile back and honestly, our policy was to be at-par with prices at self-serve. Usually when you see a full-serve with a self-serve, these are normally higher in prices. Despite the fact that full-serve stations are a few cents higher than self-serves, let me reassure you that the attendants employed there do NOT get that increased portion as tips. The company (i.e. Shell Canada) will often pocket such portions, while the majority of society believes that these attendants do receive this as tips, although it is NOT so. Most attendants are paid minimum wages; however, it is often very hard to find employees to do these extreme jobs (especially in the cold and hot temperatures) that quite often, the employer will have to pay out the difference from their very own pockets.
Basically, these attendants are very similar to waiters/waitresses. We work in the same customer service industry and should deserve some respect as well. We provide a service (clean windows, check oil, top off washer fluid etc.), and it should be customary to tip, just like tipping the waiter/waitress for bringing you food. Yes, I do work there to help out every now and then. Yes, I have been treated like shit at times. Yes, I have educated quite a few individuals too ... yes, I have been watched like a hawk at what I do, treated like a slave, been told HOW to do my job. Yes, I know how to pump gas and not damage ones vehicle (I have served all models of Ferraris, Lamboghinis, Maybachs, Porsches, Rolls Royces etc.). Yes, I know how to operate a pump nozzle ... and frankly, many people in general, should really put themselfves in another persons shoes. If you're not comfortable going to a full serve (for those who have a choice), then you shouldn't be there in the first place.
Don't treat another being as YOUR slave. Don't talk smack and please do unto others what you would want others to do to you. If you don't want to tip, don't tip. Be nice. Smile. Just don't make the attendant clean your windows and check your oil to get your few cents increase in price worthwhile, especially when you just had your car washed and your oil changed. I know most people do this, because most people do think that they are providing the attendant with tip based on the total fuel price; however, remember that this is not so. Get the gas without the extras and leave without tipping. That's fine. Please be nice!
We serve an average of ~500 customers a day and these folks are all cheapskates! I suppose the richer you are, the stingier one becomes. (wealthy area by the way) ... Usually from my findings, lower to middle class folks are the ones who generally tip. That right there says a great deal!I get huge tips, that could just be because of the economic status of the city's population but I avg. 10$-30$ a shift on tips.