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SXMScubaman
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A new twist on tipping
      #1594256 - 06/12/14 11:11 AM (75.172.36.21)

Saw this article today. Could it catch on?
http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/restaur...26pLid%3D487518


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Angelface
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Re: A new twist on tipping [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1594259 - 06/12/14 11:21 AM (208.87.107.68)

There are a few places that do this in NYC and a new restaurant near me will have the same policy when they open.

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islandgem
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Re: A new twist on tipping [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1594274 - 06/12/14 12:29 PM (99.241.147.146)

This is happening in a few places now. Some restaurants in Canada have started to do this and they have been very well patronized.

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TravelHat
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Re: A new twist on tipping [Re: islandgem]
      #1594565 - 06/14/14 05:40 PM (68.52.42.38)

They just raise the menu prices 20%. The big issue for servers is they get the money on a check and don't walk with cash every night. Works for some but other don't like it. It is a big win for owners in tip credit states because they don't have to worry about servers claiming tips to exceed minimum wage.

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eng3dr
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Re: A new twist on tipping [Re: TravelHat]
      #1594615 - 06/15/14 06:24 AM (98.229.253.114)

My policy is that I tip 20% in cash. If I should use a credit card, I put $0 in the tip line and leave the tip in cash. I know plenty of servers who prefer receiving tips that way and they always thank me.

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GaKaye
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Re: A new twist on tipping [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1594618 - 06/15/14 07:12 AM (70.193.4.84)

I find it interesting that this article says that tipping is not permitted in China. At the hotels where we stayed, 15% was added to every bar tab, and we were constantly reminded to "thank" our local guides and bus drivers. The information given to us by Viking gave us the suggested amounts for these persons, as well as for the shipboard staff and our guide. Tipping might not be allowed by residents, but it's certainly expected of tourists.

Edited by GaKaye (06/15/14 11:54 AM)


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SXMScubaman
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Re: A new twist on tipping [Re: eng3dr]
      #1594657 - 06/15/14 12:10 PM (75.172.36.21)

Quote:

eng3dr said:
My policy is that I tip 20% in cash. If I should use a credit card, I put $0 in the tip line and leave the tip in cash. I know plenty of servers who prefer receiving tips that way and they always thank me.



Tax free money is always preferred.


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islandgem
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Re: A new twist on tipping [Re: TravelHat]
      #1594675 - 06/15/14 02:43 PM (99.241.147.146)

The restaurants I was referring to had the servers saying they much prefer the larger salaries they are now receiving as they know exactly what they will be taking home each week and don't have to worry about counting on their tips to survive. Some servers were getting $20 an hour now and this makes them very happy.

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Re: A new twist on tipping [Re: islandgem]
      #1594901 - 06/17/14 10:40 AM (72.79.173.65)

Agreed. Not all people tip. As a matter of fact!! There are lots of tourists from countrys other than the U.S. that never tip... So depending on tips is not good... Tipping is not mandatory, and so you can not count on this way of making money.

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Re: A new twist on tipping [Re: Anonymous]
      #1596672 - 06/29/14 05:50 PM (69.112.178.14)

I also love how the article states that tipping in France is unnecessary. After spending the last 15 years of vacations on the French side of St Martin, I find that hard to imagine. I shall have to try it next year.

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