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Kurc a five dollar tip is usually what people expect and get, the percentage thing is only for rich people who want to feel good about themselves. More than five bucks means they told you a funny story and gave you some extra companionship. Lower your standards. Also, you don't have to leave a tip. I've been caught without tip money, or have been selfish. I'm not gonna get into the debunking of the retarded "Its your fault you picked this low-paying job" argument.

Having lived in Spain where tipping is not common at all (obv) I can understand the gulf in the culture.
 

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DYSTOPIAN said:
Also, you don't have to leave a tip.
I mean yeah you won't be arrested or something if you don't leave a tip, but if you intend to come to that place again you probably should. I've known people who've been kicked out/banned for not tipping. That said, only because they never did, rather than a one-time mistake or whatever. Tourists aren't even expected to tip at all on the Strip.

The percentage thing isn't just for rich people though? If you had a $6.50 meal (maybe all you wanted was an appetizer) I would think it pretty unreasonable to tip $5 and I'm a generous tipper. And on the other hand if you had a party of like 15 people you'd obviously want to leave more than $5. The percentage of 15% as a guideline keeps it fair imo.

DYSTOPIAN said:
I'm not gonna get into the debunking of the retarded "Its your fault you picked this low-paying job" argument.
But yeah, this is not even worth addressing.
 

kurczak

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Yeah, not tipping feels super confrontational. I've been told multiple times by multiple people that anything under 10% is essentially telling the waiter/ess they suck.
 

Pixel

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I'd probably agree with that, with the addition that leaving a stupidly tiny tip (like really anything less than a dollar) is actually worse than leaving nothing at all. If you didn't leave anything, most reasonable people will assume you forgot (which I don't see how it's even possible, but y'know, tourists) or that you didn't have enough, and they will move on with their lives. If you went through the trouble of leaving something, but it's two pennies and a dime, that can't be taken any other way than "you were ****"
 

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Yeah, if I were to go for a coffee or whatever, I would probably leave (the equivalent of) 50 cents of a dollaroo at the table.
I clearly remember the case  of a waiter that received 500 pesos as a tip, which is around  25 Dollars. She was so shokit that she made a post on Facebook/twitter looking for the customer, claiming that surely it had to be a mistake, and no one in their sane mind would tip so high.
 

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:lol: People banned from not tipping, oh man. What a ****hole country. That whole attitude of almost literally mandatory tips is among the most retarded things.
 

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Harkon Haakonson said:
:lol: People banned from not tipping, oh man. What a ****hole country. That whole attitude of almost literally mandatory tips is among the most retarded things.
I mean I won't deny that it's kind of a ****hole in most places, but tipping culture is really not the worst thing to complain about. Tipping a waiter is not that bad, a co-payment of $120 just to have a 10 minute conversation with my doctor is a little worse. $18-40 to see a movie is a little worse. :razz: Meanwhile people in Europe can afford to go to the theater (sorry, cinema ugh) every weekend and have more fun doing it. Blows my fkn mind.

And maybe I'm just used to tipping but I've never had a reason not to, Vegas has a big thing about hospitality and our waiters are fkn pros. If you're a tourist you'd never have to worry about it. (pls come to vegas, gibe moni pls, come see our hockey team, come to our strip clubs #VegasStrong ~ Sponsored by Treasure Island)

coeurderoi said:
I clearly remember the case  of a waiter that received 500 pesos as a tip, which is around  25 Dollars.
Waitresses at Hooters probably get 25 regularly :lol:
 

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Everyone knows servers at breastaurants work at east 5x harder and stronger than the comparable worker..
 

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Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta de Cartagena de Indias said:
Harkon Haakonson said:
:lol: People banned from not tipping, oh man. What a ****hole country. That whole attitude of almost literally mandatory tips is among the most retarded things.
I mean I won't deny that it's kind of a ****hole in most places, but tipping culture is really not the worst thing to complain about. Tipping a waiter is not that bad, a co-payment of $120 just to have a 10 minute conversation with my doctor is a little worse. $18-40 to see a movie is a little worse. :razz: Meanwhile people in Europe can afford to go to the theater (sorry, cinema ugh) every weekend and have more fun doing it. Blows my fkn mind.
Thank god for hitler. In the 1950s my grandma almost completed her visa for travel to the USA before suddenly feeling very worried and changing her mind. At the same time the post-war damage to Britain forced many public services to advertise for jobs in the colonies. I'd be in Queens, NY right now if it wasn't for der furher. Heil Hitler. No tips or GP fees for me.