Tips – Where and How Much to Pay
Not only owners of tour agencies or hotels, but also ordinary employees of hotels and restaurants, whose income in many ways depends on tips, have suffered from financial crisis. People became greedier, now they try to pay precisely what is in the bill, not knowing, that tip can be sometimes the only source of the income for the person who serves you.
Owners of some restaurants pay to employees normal salary, thus any infringement of rules, such us theft and swindle is instantly punished by dismissal. Tips at such restaurants are usually shared among everybody. Owners of other institutions believe, that, in spite of being carefully watched workers will take money in any case, and that is why they pay employees the minimal salaries, and sometimes they deprive waiters at all from constant earnings.
All restaurants choose for themselves the strategy between these two extreme measures. It seems that is the client is served good, then he will tip. But in practice not all visitors encourage polite and kind employees, and waiters sometimes start to demand money openly.
The situation is even worse with the house-maids now. If some especially impressionable individuals do not resist a unfortunate look of the waiter and pull out small charge from the wallet, then no one sees the good house-maid. The clean towels, the bed refuels, the floor washes, things are tidied up in your room as with the help of a magic stick. People try not to think, about who does it all, and do not leave tip. So the most heavy work remains without compensation.
If you wish to thank the house-maid, it is better to leave a little money every day, instead of a greater sum at the end. The point is that very frequently managers visit these rooms before the house-maid and take the money.
Where, whom and how much to pay
Tip needs to be given everywhere. It is considered normal to leave a 10-15 % over the sum specified in the bill. Exception is made in classical pubs where, traditionally, it is unaccepted. If you wish to thank the barman you can tell something like ” and one for yourself ” – so he would write down an additional mug of beer on your bill .
Tips are left everywhere, usually Germans are limited to 5-10 % from the account or simply give 1-2 euros.
At restaurants and cafe it is accepted to leave a 10 % a 10-15 % over the bill. As for taxi drivers and hairdressers then tip giving it is not accepted for them, though it would be better to round the fee while paying for the service.
Going to Jordan one should take with himself many one-dollar banknotes. This banknotes are not considered to be a big sum in this country, and they would be very useful: it is necessary to be ready to tip to the right and to the left. As to all employees working with tourists they have low salaries, but they have got used earn additional money from the tips. Therefore it is necessary to leave on a bed,1-2 dollars every day otherwise cleaning of number would become very specific, also one should give 1 dollar to all porters in hotel (even if you have refused their services, they consider, that you owe them). Leave 3-5 dollars over the account from everyone sitting on a table at restaurant. And in spite of the fact that the tourist has already paid for excursion, at end of a trip the tourist would be demanded to pay 5 dollars to the guide and also to the driver.
Usually, but not always, a restaurant adds on bills about 2-3 euros on each visitor ” for bread ” and ” for service .” It is possible to leave 2-3 euros over it or 10 % more than the bill is.
The tips which make up to 5-10 % of the bill are basically left at the restaurants. For other services tip is not accepted.
Tip in this country is given everywhere. So, for example, the barman expects to receive a dollar over the price minimum for each cocktail prepared to you. Basically it is necessary to give 10-15 % over the check for any service, whether it is a supper at restaurant or a trip on a taxi.
Usually service charges at a rate of 15 % are already included on bills. However, you are expected to round the sum on the bill or even add 1-2 euros.
Do not leave the tip in Japan in any situation neither in a taxi, nor at restaurants, or to porters. Give a tip to someone here is considered offensive because you have, in fact, already payed for service.