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Paying Tips for Services in USA

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by Froggy, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Froggy

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    Hi Guys, any tips on how much to pay tips say

    1. in a restaurant

    2. bell boy

    3. taxi

    4. room service

    If the receipt says there is a service charge of 20% do I still need to pay?
     
  2. Alamaking

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    Singaporeans dun give tips 1 :D
     
  3. erection2015

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    i always give tip......the tip of my kukubird ...who like please kee chiu


     
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    20% for waitress
    $1 per bag for bellboy
    $3-$5 for taxi
    $1-2 dollars per day for room service

    If the receipt says there is a service charge of 20% - never encounter in USA before
     
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    lately got la bro....not all but some of the smaller restaurants have begun doing this....so look carefully...eyes open big big.

     
  6. Alamaking

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    Wtf.. Pay 100 food still give 20 tips? Ok I damn stingy, sibe pain like that eat in US, lol
     
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    yes bro....the food is not that expensive but the tips when added on make it quite rough.....take away la.


     
  8. singveld

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    ah the story in USA is that the restaurant do not pay the waiters and waitress decent wages. Their pay is extremely low, they are expect to make do with tips.

    dun go to USA lor, it is far away, and the custom is an arse.
     
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    15% for average service expectation, 10% for below average service expection and 20% for above average service expectation, rounded up to the next dollar of course.
     
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    But I always wanted to eat their street burgers and hotdogs....

    I hate Americans, they are fucking retard narcissist, but I dun mind going to new yok, hahaha
     
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    The taxi drivers there also expect tipping. I find it pretty annoying when I traveled there. How much depends on service level, 10-20% should be fine
     
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    Singveld is absoultely right. No need to worry too much about tips in restaurant. Just tell the cashier to give you the price with the tip and they automatically whip up the calculator and give you the price. Sometimes it is 15% and most times it is 20%. You also have the absolute right not to pay a cent if they did not treat you well, ignored, wrong order etc. They accept that.
     
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    Thanks singveld. the 20% SC is in my room service bill. So I did not give anything.

    Bellboy took 4 bags for us I paid $10, so should be ok.
     
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    Hmmm I think is ok if we have a mindset that all prices you see must add 20%. So for your example just thinks its $120 then you will not feel so painful la.
     
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    The tipping system causes an annoyance in dining places. The waiter will pop by halfway through your meal when you're half a mouthful full of food as ask you is everything alright, sir? I feel like giving him the middle finger and tell him to fuck off, don't disturb, but I'll just feign a smile and wave him off.
     
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    I would give 1 to 2 dollars for room service, these are mostly poor mexicans, working for peanuts. Pls help them, it is hardwork, and if i dirty the room, i always give $5.

    bellboy tips is good.
     
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    Noted with thanks singveld

     
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    we pay tips in singapore too, just it is written in laws and included in price. While in USA, it is not law and customer can choose to give more or less tips.
     
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    thats a good idea bro.... so the total amount you pay would be ....cost of food/drinks .....state tax and tips.

    Generally about 15% if your group is less than 6 strong ....20% if 6 or more.

    Cant answer why got to pay extra 5%. Mebbe when you are there you can ask them and post here.



     
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    When you see a price on the menu, mentally mark it up about quarter. US$20 dish, be prepared to pay US$25, sales tax plus tips.
     

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