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Old 04-18-2013, 07:18 AM   #106
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You can keep going in circles around. But facts are facts!


Enjoy your little attack and snarky comments, I have been polite, but since you don't wish to......I'll let the moderators handle it.

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:27 AM   #107
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:41 AM   #108
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This is SO funny. Do an internet search on "how to get the best service in Hotels" or "how to get the best rooms in hotels" and the first tip you see is:

"sometimes a well-placed gratuity with the front desk can be very helpful. I know that’s not a standard practice and not everyone is comfortable doing it. But it is a kind gesture that helps differentiate you. The front-desk clerk will think, “This person is generous; I’ll find them what I think is the best room and upgrade them.”

What makes this even funnier is that several months back one of the ABC morning shows (Good morning America I think) interviewed someone who wrote a book about this. Disney owns ABC.

Not saying this will work at Disney but Disney may be the only place on earth were it does not.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:58 AM   #109
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Would a housekeeper be terminated if found doing it?
Probably not. But, as I've said...I have had housekeepers leave a tip on the sink, for days. There has been a note left so the housekeeper knew it was for her/him. But it wasn't touched. I have talked to the front desk and have been told that housekeepers aren't supposed to be tipped. They make a decent (note I said decent, not great) paycheck.

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Probably not. And in Disworld it's all warm and fuzzy to tip a mousekeeper, it's horribly disgusting to tip a front desk cm.

They are both 'non-tipped' positions, (In Disneys terms, not mine), but people looking in from the outside like tipping Mousekeepers but hate tipping other resort employees.
And that's the issue. Why do some get tipped, while others don't? Why not tip a bus driver that gave you some really outstanding service? Because Disney feels that outstanding service should be the norm! And the funny thing? I have seen posts from people that say they never tip housekeeping when they aren't in WDW!!! But they do there. Why? They want to make sure they get towel animals. For some reason, they seem to think that their rooms will not be cleaned good enough if they don't leave a tip. And to me...a tip is to acknowledge outstanding service. But, a lot of people disagree with me.

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Just a little FYI, not sure if things have changed but when I worked at Disney 15 years ago (Wow, I did not realize it had been that long) we were told we must refuse the tip 3 times, after that we could take it and let our supervisor know, it was up to them whether we could keep it or not. Most supervisors would let you keep them but I had one that took it, never knew what he did with it.

But not to upgrade someone, as most have said on here that is more of a bribe, now if they just upgraded you for free and you tipped after the fact that would be different.
That's what CM friends have told me as well. But let me ask you a question....what would you do if a guest came up and wanted an upgrade (and you hadn't been planning on giving him one) and slipped you a twenty? Do you keep refusing it? Those tips that may have come your way...did they come as a result of an upgrade that would have happened anyway, and was basically unasked for, so the tip was just a 'wow, that's wonderful, thanks so much' kind of thing? Just curious.

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This is SO funny. Do an internet search on "how to get the best service in Hotels" or "how to get the best rooms in hotels" and the first tip you see is:

"sometimes a well-placed gratuity with the front desk can be very helpful. I know that’s not a standard practice and not everyone is comfortable doing it. But it is a kind gesture that helps differentiate you. The front-desk clerk will think, “This person is generous; I’ll find them what I think is the best room and upgrade them.”

What makes this even funnier is that several months back one of the ABC morning shows (Good morning America I think) interviewed someone who wrote a book about this. Disney owns ABC.

Not saying this will work at Disney but Disney may be the only place on earth were it does not.
Disney is very clear on what their tipping expectations are. There have been a lot of books/articles written by former CMs that have things in them that Disney may not agree with.
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Probably not. But, as I've said...I have had housekeepers leave a tip on the sink, for days. There has been a note left so the housekeeper knew it was for her/him. But it wasn't touched. I have talked to the front desk and have been told that housekeepers aren't supposed to be tipped. They make a decent (note I said decent, not great) paycheck.


And that's the issue. Why do some get tipped, while others don't? Why not tip a bus driver that gave you some really outstanding service? Because Disney feels that outstanding service should be the norm! And the funny thing? I have seen posts from people that say they never tip housekeeping when they aren't in WDW!!! But they do there. Why? They want to make sure they get towel animals. For some reason, they seem to think that their rooms will not be cleaned good enough if they don't leave a tip. And to me...a tip is to acknowledge outstanding service. But, a lot of people disagree with me.


That's what CM friends have told me as well. But let me ask you a question....what would you do if a guest came up and wanted an upgrade (and you hadn't been planning on giving him one) and slipped you a twenty? Do you keep refusing it? Those tips that may have come your way...did they come as a result of an upgrade that would have happened anyway, and was basically unasked for, so the tip was just a 'wow, that's wonderful, thanks so much' kind of thing? Just curious.


Disney is very clear on what their tipping expectations are. There have been a lot of books/articles written by former CMs that have things in them that Disney may not agree with.
The book I referenced was about getting better service in general - not Disney specific. I do know that things work a bit differently at Disney - that being said stating that tipping to get a room upgrade is felony is just plain funny!!
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OK.....I assume everyone is familiar with the guidelines for posting here. That this kind of obnoxious, childish arguing is not welcome here. Nobody wants to read this nonsense. You want to conduct a silly argument, you do it somewhere else.

If you feel that a post is in violation of the rules, use the report post button under the poster's name to alert a moderator, and then let us take care of it. If you launch into an argument with the offender, that just means infractions for both parties and a lot of unnecessary work for the moderators.

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