Is giving TIP a MUST?

giving tip - giving tip in restaurants
@daryljane (3439)
Philippines
May 5, 2007 7:35pm CST
Here in the Philippines, its ok if you dont give tip in hotels, restaurant, malls or any other establishments, its not a MUST! Its ok to give tip, thats the customer discression to give tip or not. There this local mall in Cebu that even post a big notice for the customers to see that its not a must to give tip like for instance we have lots of groceries and we need baggers help to bring the groceies outside, the management even discourage customers from giving tips. For me, if i visit a salon for massage or manicue/pedecure, i make sure i give out tips, a part also of saying thank you for giving me good service. although there are times that i dont give tips but most of the time, i do give out tips to people, im just fortunate enough i landed a job that give out better pay. I talked to my cousin who just arrived in Nevada last february and she told me that its a MUST to give tip in US? Is that true? She said you're rude if you dont give out tip? Is that a practice already? i asked her what if you have enough money for food in a certain restaurant, are you still obliged to give tip, she said then eat at home. Well, i respect that there are some countries that practice that, it also help in any way especially those low earning employees with their pay right? in a way customers are able to help. what about you, do you give out tips?
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
6 May 07
Tipping in Australia is an optional thing, I always give one if I get good service which I think it is the way it should be, I don't think anyone should rightfully expect a tip, it should be just a bonus if you did well .
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
6 May 07
im talking to an officemante just now, she said her aunt eat in a certain restuarant in US few months back and they didnt give out tip and left, the waiter told them that they forgot the tip..i dont if thats true though...but she is also shocked about it.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
6 May 07
I think in a lot of countries they automatically put a percentage of the cost on the bill for a tip, I hate that idea...
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@r0131n (357)
6 May 07
Here in England, its not a must but there are a few establishments that include a 10% service charge which I totally disagree on. I normally tip anyway if I enjoyed my meal or if the staff made me feel welcome or even both. If it becomes a MUST to leave a tip then it should also be a MUST to receive good service all the time.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
6 May 07
really? here in the Philippines, if theres 10% charges, its already optional to give tip..and yes, me too, if i like the service and meal, i give out tip too.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
6 May 07
Hello,daryljane,it is not a must to pay tips in the restaurants in australia, but they may already include a ten percent compulsory service charge,therefore extra tipping is not compulsory. I do not think it is rude if you do not giving tips, especially if the service is not good ,why bother to pay them extra,doesn; it mean that you are happy with their poor service if you pay tips.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
6 May 07
thats what i thought so too...if the service is poor, tip is no longer neccessary.
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• Philippines
6 May 07
I only give tip i i got a change with few coins but if there's no coins at the change I won't give any. Its your decision to give tip because its your money anyway they don't control you. Some hotel or restaurants might acknowledge you as cheap, so what its not true is it? no need to get it serious. They're just a bum if they do that.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
6 May 07
yeah?! maybe theyre used to getting one from their rich customers..lolz!
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• India
7 May 07
its not must but u can give it because its goog to whomsoever u give tip he might be happy and give blessings to u ok
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
27 Jan 08
hmmm....sounds like its better to give then to recieve amar?
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• India
3 Feb 08
blessing really affects to the human
• India
5 Feb 08
in India its not necessary........they include some service tax in the bill ....and also i give tip after the meal....its our intrest to give or not to give . but if it is made compulsary i dont like it. i heard that in some country if we give tip they feel insulted...... is that right.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
thats what my cousin said when she arrived in the US..maybe some state there made it compulsory to give tip. But here in the philippines, its not. coz aside from the tax included in your bill, there are some establishments that include srvice charge..
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
11 Feb 08
In Australia giving tips is not as common. People in Australia rarely give tips, that I have noticed anyway. I guess though workers in Australia do not rely on their tips as income as they get a fairly decent income. However I would hate working in a place that solely relys on tips for your income. I have given tips before if I receive quality customer services in restaurants. However have not really given tips in other places.