Do you still give tips to hotel staff or in the restaurant?

@zhaychel (610)
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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@froogle (776)
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.
@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
6 Nov 08
Hope you could visit our hotel too so you can see how great our service is!^^,
@froogle (776)
6 Nov 08
sure dear!
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
I usually give tips except if the service is very bad. However, I tend to give less if there's service charged already being billed. It is really a challenge trying to budget for your tips when you're keeping cost at a minumum
@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
7 Nov 08
Not all establishments give the service charge that they collect to their employees. The money would just go the owners money and will tell their staff that their earnings is low. ^^.
@lishiwei (1553)
• China
6 Nov 08
Oh,I have never do that by now as I was so poor!I think I will do that someday.
@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
6 Nov 08
It's still up to you whether you want to reward the staff for their good service. ^^,
6 Nov 08
i dont eat out very often but when i do i tip if im pleased with the food and service which i must say is normally what happens
@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
6 Nov 08
Nice! Thank you for recognizing our efforts...
• 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.
@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
6 Nov 08
There are just few people who recognize people who really worked hard. I salute your mother for teaching you nice value! ^^,