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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Link: Tipping Etiquette Around The World - Now you`ll know how much to tip, no matter what part of the world you`re in.
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    marc_555 Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    Old, but useful.
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    AntPharm Male 18-29
    950 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    so?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    Pizza delivery: Tax times two, or $1 per item whichever is more.

    They could die bringing your dinner, lazy drater.
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    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
    358 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    Im not gonna tip 50cents on every softdrink nor 1dollar for an alcoholic drink, that seems well over 15%
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    Damn Fancy, how many times must we have this argument? Don`t take the bait guys...

    Side A: Thinks you should tip because people aren`t paid a living wage.

    Side B: Thinks people don`t deserve a tip for doing their job and should be paid a living wage and not depend on tippers.

    Side C: Could give a rats ass!

    NEXT!
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    10% in france ???? lol !!
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Wont get me tipping them so their boss doesnt have to pay them a decent wage.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    I don`t tip regardless, people charge for services or get paid a wage, end of.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    lostinkorea
    I`m with option C
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    or just not do it if you don`t wanna
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    Frankii Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    To be honest we don`t really tip in the UK unless it`s been really good service or we just don`t want to wait for the change
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    poonoodle Male 30-39
    40 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    I used to deliver pizzas. Man, I don`t know why you wouldn`t tip someone who is alone with your food, for as long as they need. It doesn`t happen every time, buy catch a driver on the wrong day...and he knows he`s not getting a tip coming to your house...
    If I`m at your house, and I know you make a habit of stiffing delivery drivers, I`ll just have some chips or something. As long as they came in a sealed bag.
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    Maybe that`s the way it`s done in Europe spanerbulb, but in America, the service industry (restaurants more specifically) don`t pay a full wage and the waiters need to be tipped or they won`t break even.

    If I ever go to Europe I`d tip as if I were in America.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    If we were expected to give a 15% tip on the US National Debt, that would be about a 2.5 TRILLION dollar tip. Thank you Obama
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    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    We tip in the UK! unless the service is crap.

    And who would have the cheek to tip in foreign currency? Id be offended. Ive had that happen to me. Given african coins. what use is it to me?
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    Precisely, in the US. "For a job well done." If I feel it hasn`t been done well, I`ll not tip. If I feel it`s been average, I might tip a little. If I feel it`s been done well (so above average) then I`ll tip a nice amount, and anything above that gets a big tip.
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    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    no tip in australia, unless you are american
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    How I tip:

    For Waiter/Waitress: Start at 20% and go up or down depending on service.
    Best tip: 120%
    Worst tip: Got waiter fired.

    Valet Parking: $5 minimum.

    Pizza Delivery: $5 minimum, or 20% if it`s more than $25.

    Barber: Who tips a barber?

    Concierge: No tip until end of stay, then based on service. (concierges like me).

    @poonoodle: I, too, used to deliver pizza. No matter if you know you`re not going to get a tip or not, you treat the customer, and their food, with respect. If you feel the need to `get even`, you need to leave the food service industry. (dumb/rude customers are the reason I now work a job where I don`t HAVE to please the customer)
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    Hows about we just tip good service what we feel is fair and not tip adequate/crappy service at all?
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    deathcab4aj Female 30-39
    167 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    If you don`t tip in the U.S., then the servers are essentially paying for part of your meal because they are still required to pay taxes on a tip you did not give and tip out the bartender, hostess and foodrunner. Non-tippers actually cost the server quite a bit of money. Don`t be a welfare case, tip your server.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Solvent
    just tip good service what we feel is fair and not tip adequate/crappy service at all?

    How about employers just pay the wages
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    Pyrosisflame Male 18-29
    592 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    why would i tip some one for doing their job? great you wrote down what i ordered and carried a plate over less than 20 feet? i don`t get tipped for cutting down a 100 foot pine, cutting it up and manually carrying the logs to the truck/log pile. if you expect a tip you`re an non-nice individual. i mean if you want to come to wipe my ass in the toilets than i might consider that exceptional service and would then tip, otherwise go do one.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    ugh, I hate tipping
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    September 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    sheet, i iz never leaving NZ.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    @deathcab4aj that`s a problem with the system
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    Arcval Male 18-29
    304 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    The UK one is plain wrong. Service charge is only put on large groups (8+) and no tip is ever expected. Tips are seens as a reward for exceptional service, not standard service. Tips are typically £1-5 (rarley as high as 10%) depending on group size more than bill size (unless you`re at rediculously expensive place).
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    N70 Female 18-29
    32 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    Tipping is certainly not `the norm` in Australia. We do it because we want to, not because we have to. Rarely a waiter will get tipped because the places that ask for tips have a jar for them at the counter.
    I received tips (change from transactions) often at my old job but was asked to donate it to the business` charity. I`m telling you, nobody individually gets to keep their tip money.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4892 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    @Pyrosisflame,
    A few reasons for tipping: 1) A smart server will go that extra step to see to it that you`re well taken care of if he/she thinks it will earn them something extra (Wouldn`t you? Especially if you`re raising a family or working to pay for school, etc.? 2) The Federal Gov`t taxes (or, at least, used to) certain service industry workers on expected income from tips. If they aren`t tipped, then, they are actually losing money. 3)They may also be paid less in the expectation that tips will supplement their income. 4) If it`s at a place that you frequent you get to be known as a good customer, unless you act like a jerk, and you`ll get preferential treatment.
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
    1292 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    @N70 up here some people live off of tips, make minumum wage and whatever they bring home in tips, i knew a guy who would bring home roughly 100-200 a night depending on how busy it was
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    Bs Australian do not tip..
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    Because tips are expected (both to receive and to give) in this country, service sucks. Tips don`t make the servers "go the extra mile" anymore.

    Except in Disney!!! They rock and will bend over backwards for you. Maybe because they are foreign?
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    What I don`t get is why people are expected to tip at a Starbucks / Tim Hortons, but not at a McDonalds. They do a helluva lot more work at a McD`s than a coffee house. For taxis, I`ve only tipped if they were pleasant / it`s been a rough day, etc. At restaurants, my tip has always been based on service quality. My range has been around 5% to 25%
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    I just give between %15-30 depending on service but if their service is a pile of poo then that`s what they`ll get...
    no really
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    " Bs Australian do not tip.. "

    Well, we all know who the douchebag here is then.
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    kev25811 Male 18-29
    33 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    I don`t often comment but there is one MAJOR flaw on that list. Food delivery. Do not tip a percentage unless your order is large. Most delivery drivers pay their own gas, and their mileage pay doesn`t come close to covering longer deliveries, especially in traffic.

    Drivers see anything between 3 and 5 dollars as being a good tip on an average delivery. If you live on the outskirts of the delivery area, 3 is a little low.

    Anything below 3 dollars is considered rude. 1 dollar is considered a slap in the face. It`s proof you know you`re supposed to tip but honestly believe that 20-45 minutes round trip was only worth a dollar to you.

    And of course anything over 5 dollars is beloved and often gets your house remembered (and therefore sometimes faster service on busy nights, wink wink, nudge nudge)

    I was a pizza guy for 6 years. It got me through college. Wouldn`t have made it if the average tip was as low as this chart suggests.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    Bs Australian do not tip..
    I know. I call bullsh*t on the UK one too (being from there). Tipping is not customary at most restaurants in the UK, and when it happens, it`s usually leave the spare change. Or for a big bill, maybe an extra fiver.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    vv Ah, I see Arcval beat me too it. Yep, what he said.
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    kev25811 Male 18-29
    33 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    Also, just a thought. As a person who once lived on tips, I tend to tip very well. But when I don`t, I actually leave a note to the server explaining exactly why they didn`t earn my usual 25%+ tip. Who knows? Maybe someone didn`t know a habit of theirs was troublesome. At the very least they understand that it was their fault and not just because I`m a jerk.
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    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
    222 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    @TKD What he`s a douche because its not customary for his country to tip? I have never tipped anyone in my life, no ones ever tipped me. It may seem normal for you to tip, but in our countries (Aus&NZ) we don`t tip, I don`t even understand the concept. That`s what people get paid for, to do their jobs. We don`t expect people to give us extra money.. and vise versa.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    "How about employers just pay the wages"

    Have fun paying $50 for that steak, rather than paying $20 then, genius.
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    miasmaat Female 18-29
    298 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    I`m guessing this was posted by some genius who works as a waiter/bartender etc etc etc in the US and was tired of getting stiffed on a tip?
    For reference - in new zealand tipping is not practiced but if you are an american visiting the country, do feel free to give your money away to whomever you please.
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    miasmaat Female 18-29
    298 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 11:30 pm
    also - do you know who else makes minimum wage? Caregivers, shop assistants and security guards. Do you tip them? No! Why not? They are arguably performing an equal or greater service than a waiter.
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    Bantangoo Male 30-39
    133 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 11:31 pm
    In Italy you must pay the cover/service, usually you don`t tip
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm
    "Caregivers, shop assistants and security guards."

    Caregivers meaning what? Nurses? They make $15 or more, and THEIR aides make $10 or more.

    Shop assistants, like cashier girls, or assistant managers? Assistant Managers make more than $9 or $10, for a not demanding job. "Count that money. Have a good day!"

    Security Guards? If they go through the trouble of getting a license to carry a weapon, most of them get a bump in pay, to over $10, for sitting in their cars and watching a parking lot.

    If they don`t, then they can go work at McDonalds, where they start you @ $9 for working the grill.
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    joshuaauger Male 18-29
    7 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 1:12 am
    By caregivers they mean nursing home staff, in home nursing and many other types of caregivers you failed to think of that actually make minimum wage.

    Most staff in retail jobs make minimum wage here other than someone in a managerial role. Do you think that people writing down orders and bringing them to tables deserve to be paid more than the people that help you find items, identify which items suit your needs and process the transaction? Realistically they are the same job. Why would waiters get tipped when other industries it is not necessary? If the salary is not good enough then raise it. Tipping is for the wealthy.

    I don`t understand why anyone would tip a bartender, or a coffe shop assistant, or a waiter. The fact that the government in the US has a 10% tax on waiters is ludicrous and essentially means that they do not believe waiters are accurately reporting their tips.

    I never understand how the money I earn is taxed when I earn it and when I GIVE
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    Laran Male 40-49
    467 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 3:38 am
    Joshua you give me a little hope for your generation!Actual brain function! AMAZING!!!
    Auburnjunky - shame on you, you ought to know better at your age.If a steak cost $50 at your establishment you will go broke real quick.Competitors will see to that by undercutting you and taking your customers.
    pay what jobs are worth,charge a reasonable price (that truly represents your products worth) or go broke.simple.
    It seems the only ones for tipping are poor confused yanks who have been shafted by their bosses.
    Over here you either pay me for a fair days work I`m off to get me a proper job lol.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 5:04 am
    "Have fun paying $50 for that steak, rather than paying $20 then, genius."

    So you`re saying 20% of $20 is $30?
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    baradhili Male 40-49
    164 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 5:24 am
    in australia - only wankers tip.... we pay decent wages here
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    Bantangoo Male 30-39
    133 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 5:49 am
    this
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6267 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 6:37 am
    paddy215-"So you`re saying 20% of $20 is $30?"

    He did not say that, nor is it the way it needs to be calculated.

    A server will wait multiple tables, so factor in multiple 20%`s. Also there are multiple wait staff, so figure that, also. Add in the fact that a good worker will earn FAR MORE than minimum wage in tips, then the employer will have to pay more than minimum wage.

    If you more than triple your cost of labor, the cost of the food is going to go up quite a bit.

    Just a few fun facts from a former pizza delivery guy (best job during college, btw):
    Busiest night of the year? The Night before Thanksgiving. (everyone has family over, but are cooking for the next day, so `Order Pizza`).
    Best night for Tips? SuperBowl (or, if you`re in Alabama, the Iron Bowl.)
    Worst night for Tips? Halloween. (I can only enjoy so many mini bags of M&M`s.)
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
    338 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 6:50 am
    @arcval, funny, I was thinking the UK one is wrong because it suggests a much lower level of tipping than normally occurs. I`ve never been out for food and tipped less than 10% and neither has anyone I`ve been with
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 7:08 am
    While many of you are carrying on about "minimum wage" I have yet to hear it mentioned that food servers in America have their own "special" minimum wage, currently $2.13 an hour (compared to the usual Federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour). In other words, the government (and your employer) assume you will earn no less than $5.12 every hour you are on the job (including time spent on starting prep, station set-up, closing duties and many other chores that add nothing to your tip total). Servers truly do rely solely on your tipping for their livelihood. I personally feel the system is very messed up...
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 7:08 am
    Don`t forget New Year`s Eve/Day.

    Especially when it`s on the weekend, we would stay dinner rush busy, all the way through until 1 hour after closing. FML then.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 7:14 am
    Leave a tip ya cheap f**ks!!
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 7:36 am
    Missed quite a few countries to call this "Around he world". What about the Moozlums? Do they tip, or just riot?
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    Tacosnak Male 30-39
    56 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 7:39 am
    In California, they are paid California Minimum Wage + tips. I don`t know about other states.

    It`s a huge salary and bartenders/servers can make $200-500 just in tips alone on Fri-Sat nights.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 8:26 am
    I vaguely remember an episode of Deep Space Nine where Quark had to go visit some government department or other on his homeworld, where he was expected to pay extra any time he wanted the official at the desk to do anything for him (or to use the elevator, or to sit on the seats), dropping his currency into a box that was suspiciously like a tip jar.

    Looking at the "tipping in the United States", I do wonder if Americans are being turned into the Ferengi.
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    SminkyPinky Female 30-39
    233 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 8:40 am
    20% tip? drat that poo.
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
    513 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    Does an American citizen walk around with bundles of change in his pocket?
    When i go to the US i always walk around feeling pretty uncomfortable because i am always calculating if i have enough cash on hand to tip the taxidriver, doorman, bellboy, desk-clerk, cleaninglady, hobo down the street, cop for not tazing me that i don`t have the time to enjoy my trip.
    Because it`s practical we pay with VISA for everything we do. That way we don`t end our trip with useless dollar bills that have been used to snort coke and pay strippers.

    `Just pay everyone a decent pay and let me enjoy my stay`.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    In the UK you don`t tip unless service is good. Then it`s between £5-10 mark or your change if you don`t wan`t it (usually with delivery drivers, taxi etc). Reason isn`t we`re mean we have respectable liveable minimum wage. I was at a steak restaurant, it was a quiet night and overpriced food. Our server had one table the entire night us. The Americans in our group wanted to tip even though the tip would have been more then minimum wage and more then what some people at out table earned per hour. It was ridiculous service wasn`t even that great. Different group different restaurant great service though server had 4 large tables we tipped her well. If I`m in the USA I`ll tip because I know they get taxed etc but I hate because of foreign influence and american TV/Film people are starting to try and do automatic tipping culture in UK, when they`re in a different situation to their American counterparts.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    "He did not say that, nor is it the way it needs to be calculated.

    A server will wait multiple tables, so factor in multiple 20%`s. Also there are multiple wait staff, so figure that, also. Add in the fact that a good worker will earn FAR MORE than minimum wage in tips, then the employer will have to pay more than minimum wage. "

    Is this comment serious? It is exactly what he said unless you somehow think he meant one single customer is going to have to pay the extra money for every table that particular server happens to be working on rather than each person being charged 20% extra for what they order. In which case you think his comment is even more retarded than I do.
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    kree_ Male 30-39
    1062 posts
    October 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    I thought tipping was illegal in australia?
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    October 2, 2012 at 6:46 am
    "In the UK you don`t tip unless service is good"

    I always tip, unless at a pub.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    October 2, 2012 at 6:48 am
    "Then it`s between £5-10 mark or your change"

    what? I always tip 10% unless the service has been awful! I think your just a tight git, the rest of us Brits mostly tip, and we tip well dammit!
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    snowman7 Male 18-29
    24 posts
    October 8, 2012 at 12:30 am
    Compulsory tipping is a retarded American custom. No wonder their economy is drated.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm
    "Tipping automatically is for the birds."- Mr. Pink.

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