What do you mean by TIPS ?

@bkpdp1 (921)
India
November 30, 2006 1:29pm CST
Do you give tips at hotel or restaurants or you avoid it ? What does it mean ?
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@mariner68 (1278)
• India
30 Nov 06
tips means- to insure prompt service
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@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
I think it is Turn Immediate Prompt Service.. though i am not sure.. Are you sure ?
@mariner68 (1278)
• India
30 Nov 06
yes i am sure about it because i have read about that in some book.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
Thanks. I am rating you because you have first correctly answer this question. Enjoyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
@honeybfly83 (1021)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I always leave a tip when I go to a restaurant (except fast food) To me it means I am thanking them for their service showing them that they did a good job.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
Can you say full form of TIPS ? Do you really give tips for their prompt service or it's your hobby ?
• United States
30 Nov 06
I dont give someone a tip if they didnt provide quality service but when they are a good waitor/waitress I give them a very good tip.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
Then you are welcome.. keep it up to motivating the service providers as they take care of us when we are away from our home.
@cowgirl2701 (2081)
• United States
30 Nov 06
TIPS means To Insure Prompt Service. You should tip a server unless the service was very bad. They do not get paid much at all. They need the tips to live. If you don't tip, do not go to that restaurant again!!!! Even if you get a different server chances are your service will be worse because they are there to earn a living and they are going to cater to the people they know will tip well. I raised four kids on tips. It is not a easy job. You ought to go get a job as a server so you will understand better. If you are really good at it you can make some very good money. I know. I have been there and done that. I had all my kids get a job waiting tables once so they would have respect for servers.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
Please read the previous posting by members. One of our members indicated that he have been abused for not giving any tips. If this is motive of service staff, should tips given to them unless they do their service right ?
• United States
30 Nov 06
I did read the one that said they were called a thief. Most servers will not do that. That person should have been reported to the management immediately. They wouldn't have had a job much longer. Servers also take a lot of abuse from customers just to earn a living. You would not believe how many people that will take their bad day out on a server. As a server you put up with it and do your best to make them feel better. If you succeed you get a big tip!
• United States
30 Nov 06
Tips are supossed to be for the workers good service but not i noticed that some places require you to pay the tips no matter what I think thats wrong
• United States
30 Nov 06
I agree you should choose if your service was good then you should give tips if not then why pay tips
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
But now a days giving tips is a fashion for showing own's reputation (Please do not take it otherwise) whereas it should be given for Prompt Services or for Call beyond responsibilities. What do you think ?
@alpalino (226)
30 Nov 06
I tried to if I have.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
Thanks
• United States
30 Nov 06
A tip is a gratuity indicating appreciation of service rendered. Some people feel that servers get paid for what they do and don't feel a need to show their appreciation, others feel that service should be rewarded. Some base the amount of a tip on the total of the check others will base it on other things, such as attitude of the server, quality of service, or even budgeting concerns of their own. It's a way of saying thank you to an individual with more than words, it can also be away to insure quality service the next time someone attends an establishment.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
I appreciate your kindness.. but it should be always on prompt services otherwise the day will come they will demand tips from their side & if you fail to that you may be abused as one of our friends indicated in the starting. Thank you for your good suggestion..
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
Tips are usually given if you have enjoyed the service. It also depends on the customs of a country. For instance in Germany a service charge of 15% is automatically added to the bill in a restaurant so no tipping is required, however it is the custom to round the bill to the nearest Euro so the server receives a little extra. At hotels if there is a porter who carries by bags to my room I usually give $1.00 per bag. If I get my hair done in Germany I usually leave a small tip for the shampoo girl and the hairdresser who does my hair. In the USA and in Canada service personnel at restaurants and hotels usually work for minimum wage and have to rely on tips to make a decent living. If the service is lousy or the waiter is rude I don't tip. I live in Canada and tipping in restaurants, hotels, railway stations, taxis and hairdressers is expected. In restaurants I usually tip 15% if the service is good. I give $ 1.00 per bag to the hotel porters and taxi drivers if they carry it for me, the railway porters expect $2.00 per bag and I give my hairdresser normally $ 5.00 extra unless the proprietor does my hair. I never tip the owners of a salon or if I eat in a neighborhood restaurant where the owner serves me. In the USA I usually tip 10% in restaurants unless the service is bad. For taxi drivers I usually round it to the nearest dollar. For instance if the fare is $10.15 I give $11.00 if it is $10.95 I give $12.00. If the driver is extremely helpful and gets me to my destination under time pressure I tip him really well.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
Thanks for a good comment. As per you opinion 15% automatically added to the bill where there service tax may be less that 15% & they add some % including the bill on the head of TIPS. Then these amount are circulated among the concerned staffs. In some cases service taxes only applicable where tips is completely under your choice. In hotels where tips are compulsory then we have nothing to do there,but where it is up to you, then you should take utmost care while giving tips i think, as it means for Prompt Services Only.
@chance00 (3332)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I give tips.This means the service was good.I also have not tipped because of bad service as well.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
Its good one i think as you do not misuse your money.
@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
30 Nov 06
i tip every time Don't be stingy with your tip based on whether or not you liked the food, unless you immediately let the waitstaff know there was a problem and it was not handled to the best of his or her ability. They serve it, they don't prepare it.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
Unless you give tips every time do you think they will delay in their services ?
• United States
30 Nov 06
I don't like avoiding giving tips, if my service was good then I will give tips because the server is working hard and deserves some extra thank you.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
I agree with you but we should give server tips as he is working hard. His management should take care of that. If we see any prompt or extraordinary service then only we should give him tips by inspiring them to strict to their job. Anyway thanks for your suggestion.
@kcbabez14 (967)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I was always told that tips are money giving to servers that performed well! i rememeber one time we were at ponderosa and our waitress was really bad! i mean she never picked up our plates or refilled our drinks..we had to get other servers to do it or we went and did it! lol but we gave her a tip alright.. we wrote her a note that told her to get another job because she suxed at this one Plus a penny!
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
30 Nov 06
Thanks. Can you say full form of TIPS ?
@cigano (1277)
• Nigeria
30 Nov 06
I only give tips when i like the service! Only when I'm nicely served!! Otherwise, i don't tip at all!
• United States
30 Nov 06
Thats exactly what a tip needs to be
@blueman (16513)
• India
30 Nov 06
tips i think is the when we appreciate someones service and offers him a small reward for his service.
• United States
30 Nov 06
My family has always left tips. I still leave tips, I leave a 20% tips for restaurants. I'm not sure how much we did for hotels, maybe the same. *shrug*
@honeybfly83 (1021)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I always leave a tip when I go to a restaurant (except fast food)