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Old 01-25-2013, 10:51 AM   #61
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I love the "when in Rome" analogy. When visiting Korea I don't eat dog like the "locals".

Tipping is discretionary and not compulsory.
oh please! Really!
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:26 PM   #62
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oh please! Really!
Indeed.
If you want to get the most out of a place and be a responsible tourist, you abide by local customs (assuming its within your own moral realm). In my experience, in Asia, meat is just meat anyway, so I suggest that poster doesn't visit...

I suggest those who dislike tipping avoid European cities where you have to tip when you pee
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:49 PM   #63
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Oh dear what have I started? ???
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:03 PM   #64
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Oh dear what have I started? ???



hey you are being responsible finding out about whats expected of you..
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:21 PM   #65
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I tip separately in cash for bar drinks - unless we are using our TIW card when it gets added on automatically to our check.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:22 PM   #66
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I have a friend who bartends in NY, and her wage slip at the end of the month says $0! She gets nothing in the form of a salary from her employers, and makes all her money in tips. Knowing this makes has ensure I allowed the following in our budget,

4 Days in NYC -
$3 tip per round of drinks (I think this would be about $50 total)
$20-25 evening meal tip (2 people, approx $100-$125 meal) = $100
(We'll eat breakfast at the apartment and just get snacks for lunch)

WDW -

$3 Per day Mousekeeping (8 nights = $24)
$3 tip per drinks round (2 people, 3-4 drinks per night, 3-4 nights drinking = $50)
$20-$25 evening TS meal tip (2 people, approx $100-$125 meal) = $200.
Again we'll probably QS Breakfast and Snack during the day, we're on DDP!
Misc tips (just in case! = $40).

= $464 total for our 12 night holiday.

Its alot out of my budget of $3000. However I wouldn't dare not follow their etiquette! When in Rome..... and all that! I knew about USA's tipping culture before I even booked the trip, so I've factored in $500 extra to what I was going to take just to cover off the tips. Its alot, but I couldn't bear the thought of some young male/female not making rent because us tourists cant be bothered to fall in line!
Thanks for posting, we are in NYC in 5 weeks so this is great info
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:47 PM   #67
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I budget £400 for tips on a Disney trip.
This is why I hate the tipping culture in the US. Grumpy Yorkshireman, sure... but 18-20% is expected. I'm not calling you cheap, Scooby but £400 is probably a conservative estimate.

It just bugs me. That being said I usually do about 10% here in UK if it is good.

Oh - I dunno...

*wanders off muttering to self and not sure why this winds him up so much*
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This is why I hate the tipping culture in the US. Grumpy Yorkshireman, sure... but 18-20% is expected. I'm not calling you cheap, Scooby but £400 is probably a conservative estimate.

It just bugs me. That being said I usually do about 10% here in UK if it is good.

Oh - I dunno...

*wanders off muttering to self and not sure why this winds him up so much*
By the way - I do pay the tip. Usually within guidelines. I just do as I would here - bit less if I've had poor service... Which DID happen once but - that's life.
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This is why I hate the tipping culture in the US. Grumpy Yorkshireman, sure... but 18-20% is expected. I'm not calling you cheap, Scooby but £400 is probably a conservative estimate.

It just bugs me. That being said I usually do about 10% here in UK if it is good.

Oh - I dunno...

*wanders off muttering to self and not sure why this winds him up so much*
I always tip 20%. 15% at buffets minimum. Have been to WDW 5 times in 7 years. £400 is about what it costs us. I am absolutely not cheap. I spent 5 years at Uni waiting tables.
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I always tip 20%. 15% at buffets minimum. Have been to WDW 5 times in 7 years. £400 is about what it costs us. I am absolutely not cheap. I spent 5 years at Uni waiting tables.
Like I say: I wasn't calling you cheap!! Promise!!
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ok so i need a tips budgets its 18-20% table meal and 15% or a buffet

what if you are at a bar and drinking soft drinks are you expected to tip 1$ then

also at disney restaurants are the tips added to the bill automatically? do i have to calculate it myself and then just add it on ??
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ok so i need a tips budgets its 18-20% table meal and 15% or a buffet

what if you are at a bar and drinking soft drinks are you expected to tip 1$ then

also at disney restaurants are the tips added to the bill automatically? do i have to calculate it myself and then just add it on ??
It's automatically added for parties of 6 or more other wise the put suggested amounts of 18% & 20% at the bottom of the check
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what if you are at a bar and drinking soft drinks are you expected to tip 1$ then?
Yes, if you are at a bar, even if you are drinking soft drinks, you should still tip the bartender.
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Yes, if you are at a bar, even if you are drinking soft drinks, you should still tip the bartender.
Do you just leave the $1 on the bar or do they add it to the price automatically?
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wow after reading this i feel aweful .. been going to disney world and disney parks .. for years disneyworld and anheihm and always thought you were not meant to tip ?

Ofcause outside I always do .. but not in the parks

so where would you not tip ... cast members who have been mega helpful ? fast food over the counter places ?

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