Paying the tips

Paying the tips
@youless (78213)
Guangzhou, China
March 19, 2017 9:39am CST
I just learned that you don't have to pay for the tips in Japan. They will regard it as an insult. Here there is not a habit to pay for the tips, too. But some restaurants will charge you the tips fee to the bills. It is likely that this fee will go to the restaurant rather than the waiters and waitresses. It is still a debate to it because some people disagree to it. And basically you can just think that you don't have to pay for the tips. I think how to pay for the tips is still something I need to learn, especially when I travel abroad. I like to use credit card to pay. But it gives me a question how to pay for the tips to waiters or waitresses? So sometimes I have to pay for the bills and tips all in cash so that I will make sure the waiters or waitresses will get his/her money Maybe sometimes our behaviors seem to be strange, that is because we have different habits
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@louievill (13272)
• Philippines
19 Mar
I still leave cash tip on the tray when I leave a restaurant, yes in Japan it's insulting ( I find this rather odd lol but to each his own). In the barbershop I hand out my tip directly to my barber after I pay the barbershop owner for my haircut and shave.
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@Corbin5 (51235)
• United States
19 Mar
I always give a tip in cash and pay the bill itself with a credit card.
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@youless (78213)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar
Here we don't think receiving the tips is an insult, it is more like a nice surprise
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@cacay1 (24944)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Mar
@louievill At least we know here Japan does not like tip, so nice then hehehe.
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@JudyEv (78463)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar
It isn't the custom to tip people in Australia either although some try to bring the custom in.
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@youless (78213)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar
I am surprised to know it. Since I think it will be similiar with USA.
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@JudyEv (78463)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar
@youless We have a basic wage in Australia so people don't depend on tips to make a living.
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@cacay1 (24944)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Mar
That is also what I noticed in New Zealand, no tip.
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@garymarsh6 (10600)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar
It is worse in the USA. They will ask you out right " What about my tip" or " Don't forget my tip" Which to us in the UK is incredibly rude. The restaurant usually adds a service charge but I doubt a lot of staff receive this! I would rather remove the service charge and pay the waiter or waitress their tip!
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@shaggin (23205)
• United States
19 Mar
@garymarsh6 I had that happen at a Chinese buffet and I felt it was so rude!
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@youless (78213)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar
I had American teachers who taught us in English. I remember one told me that if you were not satisfied with the service, you could just pay for one dollar. I think if I did so, the waiters or waitresses would look down upon to me
@cacay1 (24944)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Mar
Wow, it is indeed culture to culture experience.
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• United States
19 Mar
In the state I live in, the employees are paid the minimum wage at least PLUS tips are extra. I tip at least 10% depending. For to go, I will give $1 or none depending, but I always end up giving something.
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@youless (78213)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar
It seems it is more often that giving tips is necessary in USA.
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• United States
20 Mar
@youless yes it is
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@cacay1 (24944)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Mar
That is nice , at least,lol.
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@sunrisefan (16078)
• Philippines
20 Mar
I once read before that, normally, tip is between 10 to 15% of the amount of your bill. However, I also got some advice from this site which you might want to take a look at -
When and where and how much to tip: Tipping guidelines for three of the most common times tipping is expected: at restaurants, during travel, and at salons.
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@cacay1 (24944)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Mar
Wow I may read this about tips.
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@sunrisefan (16078)
• Philippines
20 Mar
@cacay1 Yes, you should because you're a jet-setter hehehe!
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@youless (78213)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar
That's important information for me to learn
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@OreoBrownie (2972)
• Winder, Georgia
19 Mar
I always pay $5.00. The charge is so much I can't afford more. My daughter won't pay a tip and doesn't feel obligated to. I can't help but feel guilty.
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@youless (78213)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar
I dare not to pay for the tips to a country which has this custom
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@shaggin (23205)
• United States
19 Mar
Yes if you travel you will want to learn how they tip or don't tip. I am shocked to hear that in Japan a tip is considered an insult. In America a tip is expected. 20 % of the total for good service if I remember correctly.
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@youless (78213)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar
It is not necessary to pay for the tips in Singapore. I wonder whether they will regard it as a bride?
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@CoralLevang (21274)
• United States
20 Mar
Understanding these kinds of practices is so important when we travel. Even paying with cash in many restaurants here in the United States, the waiters and waitresses have to put it into a common pot to be distributed evenly. It depends on the restaurant.
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@youless (78213)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar
I don't know that the tips will be distributed evenly.
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@CoralLevang (21274)
• United States
21 Mar
@youless and if the wait staff takes the money and doesn't put it in there and they get caught they will be fired
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@cacay1 (24944)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Mar
That is true we have different cultures so not the same in approach, here in Ph tip is anywhere hehehe.
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@youless (78213)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar
Alright, I shall prepare for more cash
• Zamboanga City, Philippines
19 Mar
there is what we call service charge it was included already in the bill, but the tips is just will. .:)
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@youless (78213)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar
I would like to know how it is in Phillippines