In a cafe, you may receive waitress service to bring your tea, coffee or whatever you have ordered to the table. Anyone from a 13 year old kid up a 70 year old. If you need to cut across, try to wait for a reasonable gap. Similar to a restaurant but only in table service cases. The British public do not take kindly to queue jumpers and will react in a number of different ways from tutting and shaking their heads, to manhandling you out of the queue and, possibly, out of the establishment.
If you really must tip do so in euros as your driver may be able to use them when they go on holiday, a dollar or two is not worth the effort of exchanging. If he got you to your location safe and efficiently than that should rake him 10-15% of the overall fare. Some will charge you per round, but most will bill you at the end. I waited tables for 4 years and I made really good money. I had to go to Chicago quite a bit last year and I always tipped a few dollars. It depends on the service of the cab driver.
That in itself deserves a tip. Plus how would I know who the Europeans are on this thread I have some idea. This group include sandwiches, fast food meals burgers, chips, kebabs, souvlakis and curries a flatbread called a naan bread is often served. I have many repeat customers that call me on my cell phone to be picked up at the bar, they usually tip between 50-150%. Only in a business setting is hand shaking generally the norm. . You are not expected to tip in pubs, bars or clubs.
Economic factors in New Zealand, such as the high income tax, highly discourage society from offering gratuity for such services. Here in Montreal the govt taxes service people with the assumption that they make 14% tips … so if you tip them less it comes out of their pocket! Most people I do enjoy talking to though. We do get comped from many strip clubs but not night clubs or restaurants. This will indeed spare you from leaving astronomical tips that will make you come across like a simpleton or a billionaire! Garbage pickup — If you find yourself living here in Mexico, you will have your trash collected 2 or 3 times a week from a passing by truck ringing a bell. A first-time visitor with a couple of days for Edinburgh? You just sit in the car and wait. I admit I cannot ever recall encountering this word until I researched tipping in Scotland. I wont leave even a single penny.
The repost can not be retrieved once it is deleted. I never heard drivers complain about this. When the waiter says or writes down your grand total, just say or write the total you want them to charge you, with the tip included, as you hand over your card. Sometimes the cabblie selects a route to avoid local traffic, and in this case the cab ride is more or less expensive, based on the time required to arrive at the destination. I agree if a taxi fare came to 9 quid give the driver 10 to avoid the pound which you will probably lose anyway. Service charge added In some restaurants, a service charge is added to the bill, typically 10% or 12. People who leave large tips are just keeping people in these poorly paid jobs for longer and the restaurant owners are getting away with it! That said, the staff working in the various jobs related to tourism are very professional.
In this article Kadet speaks of the rising trend in tipping. This tells the driver that they were providing service that was below satisfactory, and encourages them to improve. However, you wonder if you should leave a tip to the airport porter, the taxi driver, the groom who takes your suitcases to your room, the tourist guide who show you around and of course the waiters in cafes and restaurants? What about the possibility that tipping first started in 17th-century London, England, in its new-fangled coffee houses? I also waited 1-3 hours for that ride, and drove you for an hour. If the cabbie hauls your bags and zips you to the airport to help you catch your flight, you might want to toss in a little more. But then things start to get murky. Staff working in hotels below 5-star will not expect to receive tips, aside from the porter who brings your bags to your room, in which case around £2.
However some people do tip, as it often happens in these cases, be it for habit, or because they feel they have to. Both of these scenarios, however, are entirely at your discretion. Paying with plastic instead of cash automatically creates paper and electronic records of your fares and tips. It may also be a good idea to politely ask your wait-staff if the tip you leave will go directly to them or not. My dad is a cab driver, tipping for cabs is very open to discussion because there are a lot of variables at play.
Do not light up unless you are outside or in a designated smoking shelter. If I were to answer the question literally, what most people do about tipping is nothing. However, most other tour guides in London earn a fee for leading a tour. To lead with a strong handshake may be seen as being over familiar. But the main thing it states is to make the policy clear and visible on the premises. If it is, it'll appear specifically on the bill. In Britain, there is no such thing as bad weather: there are only the wrong clothes.
However, if your service was unacceptably poor, it is appropriate to ask for the service charge to be removed from your bill. In Germanic countries, rather than leaving coins behind on the table considered slightly rude , locals usually pay directly: When the server comes by with the bill, simply hand over paper money, stating the total you'd like to pay. A good guideline would be between £1. You can always come across the exception that proves the rule, however, this is quite rare. Also I deal with the government and most times only approved cabs can go on base. Tour guides — This will depend on your tour. I would imagine that the major factors in the tip would be mileage driven, friendliness of the driver, overall mood for the day, and the amount of money you have on you at the time.
My source is that I lived in London for a while. But 15% at Subway for making me a sandwhich? Making up servers wages to £9. My policy is to tip broadly in line with local custom. Most of my friends have been taken by that one at least once! The classic move I see is for them to make the airport-Caesars trip several minutes longer than it needs to be, basically doubling the cost of the fare. Naturally, these comments apply to restaurants and even smaller cafes where waiting staff are serving you at table.