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Americans and Canadians, leave your tipping practices at home

Jun 23rd, 2012, 05:51 AM
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>Not had a good tipping fest for some time.<

Good innit! I might open a beer while it's on.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 06:05 AM
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"I would expect Europeans to know that the salary structure for wait staff is different in NA, but at the end of the day, it's their decision"

Maybe or maybe not and no more than North Americans would know the salary structure for wait staff in Europe.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 06:08 AM
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"My sphincter never goes into spasm at the thought I might be breeching "tipping etiquette"." This is a good thing and you can avoid unnecessary visits to "Madame Pipi". Not sure what she is called in Italy.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 06:18 AM
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As a traveler, i would respect the practice of tipping 20% in the US, although i can't understand why they are getting paid from the business owner that little,so that tips are obligatory.

In Europe even though in most countries service charge is included, this doesn't mean that waiters don't expect a tip, of course not as generous as in NA.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 06:23 AM
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Does this apply to bribery as well?
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 06:24 AM
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Even when Americans are generous they are criticized.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 06:24 AM
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Weegie and belted_galloway--Beer sounds really good 'bout now. Make mine a good IPA, and buy one for the bartender on me.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 06:30 AM
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<< I might open a beer while it's on >>

That can of beer might cause a trip to the loo and you might have to tip!!
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Yes, good stuff, Alessandra, that is the thing to do in Britain if I am not mistaken. You offer a drink to the bartender in lieu of a tip. That's the spirit!
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 06:56 AM
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Uh, Travelme, it's not in lieu of the tip. It IS the tip. It's just a more egalitarian way of putting it.

If the bartender want to drink with the money I've given him permission to take out, fine. If he doesn't, he can just keep the money.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 06:59 AM
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I' ll buy everyone a pint for every new, relevent point that's raised.

Mr Pink every time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-qV9...e_gdata_player
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 07:00 AM
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Yes, its an interesting way of handling it, AlessandraZoe. However, its not expected each time you buy a drink whereas in the USA......
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 07:06 AM
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Sorry just done a Health and Safety Risk Assessment on that link, there is some naughty language. So don't click it if you are under 18 or live in Massachusetts
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 07:12 AM
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Ok, thanks for the tip.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 07:23 AM
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>Yes, its an interesting way of handling it, AlessandraZoe. However, its not expected each time you buy a drink whereas in the USA......<

It's not expected at all. I might do it a few times a year in my regular pub. Generally never anywhere else. I know plenty of people who never do it at all and some who might do it a bit more frequently.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 07:23 AM
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I am happy to pay poor Madame Pipi.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 08:12 AM
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Minimum wage in France is currently 9.22€ an hour. It is going up 2% on July 1st. Please increase your tips accordingly.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 08:24 AM
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kerouac - is the minimum wage for the entire country or is it adjusted regionally?
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Weegie--When we are Americans in Ireland, we are EXPECTED to do this. After all, we're basically eejits, as everyone knows.
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 09:44 AM
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>Weegie--When we are Americans in Ireland, we are EXPECTED to do this. After all, we're basically eejits, as everyone knows.<

It's hard to argue with the facts ma'am.
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