thegreenstage (thegreenstage) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Tipping

Which country do you live in? How much do you tip for various services, assuming good service? What would you do if the service was particularly good or particularly bad? What do you consider the tipping norm is for the country you live in? (I’m in the UK, my tipping habits are in brackets.)

Restaurant?
(20% rounded up to nearest pound for good service, I’m aware that’s on the generous side for the UK. The most recent time I had shitty service, I just let my husband pay the bill knowing he’d only tip politely, not generously.)

Taxi?
(If the bill’s less than ten quid, I round up then add another full pound. I’ve never encountered a really awful taxi driver. If I did I guess I’d just round up to the nearest pound, then complain to their company.)

Hairdresser?
(Okay this has always confused me. I’ve only had my hair cut twice by someone else as an adult, because I normally do it myself, not having an actual haircut. Last time, I had a local door-to-door professional give me a trim. It cost £10, I gave them £15.)

Bartender?
(I don’t tip bartenders unless I’m abroad, which doesn’t occur often, but if I’m in America I tip two dollars for a basic drink and three for a cocktail.)

Hotel Housekeeping?
(I leave 3 dollars per day in the US, plus 10-20 dollars on my final day depending how long I’ve stayed. In the UK I only ever stay for one night and that’s rare, I usually leave £5.)

Is there anyone I should be tipping that I’m not tipping? Are any of my tipping amounts off? Am I being too mean or too generous to anyone?
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