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Do you tip in lounges?

After every drink
6 (14.3%)
Yes, but only once
15 (35.7%)
Tip? Are you crazy? It's free!
21 (50%)

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Author Topic: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)  (Read 20309 times)

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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2011, 09:28:19 AM »
Waiters get paid less than minimum wage as they are counting on tips.  Therefore I tip them.  (That, and they'll spit in my food if I didn't)

Housekeeping is doing their job and are compensated for it.  I fail to see why I should tip.
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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2011, 12:32:06 PM »
So why is it that certain restaurants will be 'kind enough' to add on the tip to your bill? Since when are there rules as to how much one should need to tip?

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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2011, 12:56:37 PM »
Stop tipping waiters and they will ask for a raise or leave to clean hotels.

I would tip anyone if they did a marvelous job, there is no mandatory tipping.
As long as you don't return to that restaurant, otherwise don't expect to get food that wasn't dropped on the floor or spit in.

Tipped employees (waiters, bellhops) make as little as $2/hour without tips, it's just the way the system is.
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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2011, 01:00:44 PM »
So why is it that certain restaurants will be 'kind enough' to add on the tip to your bill? Since when are there rules as to how much one should need to tip?
Only in fine jewish establishments :P
The biggest scam is that they add the mandatory 18% or so tip onto the price after tax, when in fact etiquette dictates that you tip on the price of the food before tax.  They'll fix that, but only after you ask them to.

Restaurants that have suggested tips on the bottom of their receipts are also often guilty of this.
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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2011, 01:50:23 PM »
Only in fine jewish establishments :P
The biggest scam is that they add the mandatory 18% or so tip onto the price after tax, when in fact etiquette dictates that you tip on the price of the food before tax.  They'll fix that, but only after you ask them to.
never noticed that. thanks for pointing it out, i'll look out for it next time.
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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2011, 01:58:08 PM »
i always also tip at a bar so that next time maybe ill get a drink with a better pour or sometimes they will give a drink on the house

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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2011, 02:18:12 PM »
I tip waiters, car service, ect, not housekeepers. Reason? There is no interaction between us to make me feel like I owe it to them!

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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2011, 02:21:04 PM »
So what do you guys tip at a $6 car wash when there are 2 guys drying your car at the end?
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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2011, 02:22:00 PM »
Just got a freezer delivered and shlepped down to the basement. Would either of the "flyers" tip for that?

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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2011, 02:26:47 PM »
So what do you guys tip at a $6 car wash when there are 2 guys drying your car at the end?
by car washes that i go to there is a tip jar and you dont tip each person seperately so i would put 1 dollar into the jar
I tip waiters, car service, ect, not housekeepers. Reason? There is no interaction between us to make me feel like I owe it to them!

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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2011, 02:27:50 PM »
i also tip barbers bec than they remeber what type of haircut i like without me reminding them and they do a better job i think

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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2011, 02:29:03 PM »
by car washes that i go to there is a tip jar and you dont tip each person seperately so i would put 1 dollar into the jar+1
No tip jar where I go.

i also tip barbers bec than they remeber what type of haircut i like without me reminding them and they do a better job i think
Yup, and they charge $18 so it's easy to just hand 'em a $20.  If he ever goes up to $20 I'll be in a dilemma ;)
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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2011, 03:46:42 PM »
Just got a freezer delivered and shlepped down to the basement. Would either of the "flyers" tip for that?


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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2011, 04:03:11 PM »
Stop tipping waiters and they will ask for a raise or leave to clean hotels.

I would tip anyone if they did a marvelous job, there is no mandatory tipping.

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Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2011, 10:16:38 PM »
As long as housekeeping did an ok job- I tip $4-5 per room per night.