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Would you still tip in a non-tipping country?


If you are from a country where tipping is the norm, would you still tip when traveling to a non-tipping country? I'm from Australia and tipping is not the norm at all, although I tend to tip when eating out if I like the service and if places have tip jars I generally contribute. When I worked in retail I was tipped $10 and was actually uncomfortable by it and wasn't sure If it was rude to refuse it or not.

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    Ness (WebsiteConfetti) 4 years ago

    Thanks Rochelle - great answer. I worked in a tourist establishment. If I accepted tips, my till would have been out and I would have been accused of overcharging, If I accept the tip myself I would have been accused of stealing. Tricky situation

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    Ness (WebsiteConfetti) 4 years ago

    Hi Traqqer, thanks for your comment it doesn't sound rude at all, just honest.

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    Ness (WebsiteConfetti) 4 years ago

    Thanks for your answer

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    Ness (WebsiteConfetti) 4 years ago

    thanks for your comment cebutouristspot. I dont think Australian restaurants have inbuilt service charges (i could be wrong), however from my understanding the basic rate of pay and overtime is higher than in tipping countries, which I guess is why t


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    Ness (WebsiteConfetti) 4 years ago

    Thanks for your answer Sheena. I wasn't aware that Germany is also a non-tipping country. It's the same here (aust.) I think the starting base rate is at least 3-4 times that of USA , but then again tips aren't as common, so it needs to be higher.

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    Ness (WebsiteConfetti) 4 years ago

    thanks for your answer novascotiamiss

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    Ness (WebsiteConfetti) 4 years ago

    Hi Janthepoet thanks for your answer.

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    Ness (WebsiteConfetti) 4 years ago

    Hi easycashonline, thanks for your comment and feedback, I appreciate it, although I do disagree with your analogy, the two are different in my opinion. In my example, I felt uncomfortable with being tipped, as its just not whats common practice here

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    Ness (WebsiteConfetti) 4 years ago

    Hi jblais1122, thanks for your answer. I never ever complain about my food, I'm too scared that they will get even as you say!

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