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Tipping Etiquette Around The World [Pic]

Hits: 12787 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: fancylad
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robthelurker
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2173 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 7:02:39 PM
"Tipping automatically is for the birds."- Mr. Pink.

snowman7
Male, 18-29, Europe
 24 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2012 12:30:34 AM
Compulsory tipping is a retarded American custom. No wonder their economy is drated.

ruthless1990
Female, 18-29, Europe
 3016 Posts
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 6:48:58 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!

ruthless1990
Female, 18-29, Europe
 3016 Posts
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 6:46:53 AM
"In the UK you don't tip unless service is good"

I always tip, unless at a pub.

kree_
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 301 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 8:40:42 PM
I thought tipping was illegal in australia?

paddy215
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1669 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 3:09:05 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.

Bakcagain21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 1:27:44 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.

Johanvb
Male, 40-49, Europe
 417 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 1:09:17 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'.

SminkyPinky
Female, 30-39, Europe
 232 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 8:40:50 AM
20% tip? drat that poo.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2820 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 8:26:14 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.

Tacosnak
Male, 30-39, Western US
 54 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 7:39:05 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.

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1794 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 7:36:52 AM
Missed quite a few countries to call this "Around he world". What about the Moozlums? Do they tip, or just riot?

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13224 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 7:14:06 AM
Leave a tip ya cheap f**ks!!

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 9957 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 7:08:46 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.

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2481 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 7:08:10 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...

kingdomCome
Male, 18-29, Europe
 336 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 6:50:08 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

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4333 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 6:37:58 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.)

Bantangoo
Male, 30-39, Europe
 133 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 5:49:13 AM
this

baradhili
Male, 40-49, Australia
 160 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 5:24:55 AM
in australia - only wankers tip.... we pay decent wages here

paddy215
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1669 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 5:04:07 AM
"Have fun paying $50 for that steak, rather than paying $20 then, genius."

So you're saying 20% of $20 is $30?

Laran
Male, 30-39, Australia
 190 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 3:38:02 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.

joshuaauger
Male, 18-29, Canada
 7 Posts
Monday, October 01, 2012 1:12:59 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

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 9957 Posts
Sunday, September 30, 2012 11:34:21 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.

Bantangoo
Male, 30-39, Europe
 133 Posts
Sunday, September 30, 2012 11:31:38 PM
In Italy you must pay the cover/service, usually you don't tip

miasmaat
Female, 18-29, Western US
 299 Posts
Sunday, September 30, 2012 11:30:11 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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