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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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
Hi Traqqer, thanks for your comment it doesn't sound rude at all, just honest.
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
Tipping is the customer option. If you get good service it just your way of saying thank you.
In my country the basic pay sucks some establishment dont even pay the minimum wage. :)
Thanks for your answer
thanks for your answer novascotiamiss
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.
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!
Hi Janthepoet thanks for your answer.
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