Do you still give tips to hotel staff or in the restaurant?
United Arab Emirates
November 6, 2008 8:38am CST
Before, our guests were really generous when they give us tips. They vary depending on the guest, they gave cash, foods or items. Yet, I've noticed that due to financial crises everyone is experiencing our regular guest are not giving us anymore tips. It's not that were really after that but I'm talking about how people became that thrifty after the economic downfall. How about you are you still giving tips to hotel and restaurant staff? ^^,
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6 Nov 08
When I go to a restaurant once in a lifetime, I usually do not tip unless the service is very good. Because not that I am not generous but just that over the years, I have realized by various contacts that the tips are pocketed mostly by the hotel and hardly reach the waiters in many restaurants unless you directly give the money to the waiter rather than put it in your credit card bill. However, to the restaurants where I regularly go, I give huge tips once in a while to keep the guys happy.
• United States
6 Nov 08
My mother raised us on the tips she received as a waitress. Whenever she took us out to dinner, she made a point of reminding us as she generously tipped the waitstaff that those tips are a part of that person's income. The economy and tight times have certainly had an effect on how generous I can afford to be, but I always tip - not just restaurant staff but also cab drivers, bus boys, hairdressers and any other service people who are allowed to accept tips.