Contrary to what appears to be popular belief, cab driving is not a breeze. Just about everything else is also cheaper compared to Australia so in the context of your whole trip expense the tips you pay while on holiday are not significant. And sometimes with bad service I do not. A good server deserves at the very least 20%. If the tips go up so will the rent rate.
I will happily accept any tip amount. A reduced willingness to pay tips does not equate to a reduced willingness to pay overall. Anonymous So, I talked to my cabbies last night. Was the driver pleasant and able to carry on a polite conversation during your trip? Anonymous I realize this is an old post, but i came across it today and wanted to shed some light on some little known information. Did the vehicle smell clean or was it smoky? I have lived there with my wife for a few years and quite simply fell in love with the city, culture and the people. See how your server is busting her ass, running from one table to another, picking up trays of unbelievable weight, trying to understand the table who refuses to speak what little English they know, getting food thrown on her by some brat whose parents are too lazy to teach them manners.
Getting around For taxis, the golden rule applies: Tips are not expected, but always appreciated. Somebody from Ontario, or West of here would most likely take them for a Security Guard, whatever. The person needs a tv and you have one to sel- good for you. Can anyone give a simple explanation of what these terms mean? But the thing is, I live in Spain, where you do not tip taxi drivers at all. Food in Japan There are many must-try foods in Japan, including the obvious sushi. I was not required to do one thing more and obviously I did a lot more. A employer is supposed to pay workers minimum wage regardless tipping or not.
Do you really want to be squished up in the back of a prius? Time is money -- when a cab driver reduces your time in the cab, he's also reducing your total fare. I have a friend who leases a cab. I work a grueling 70+ hours per week, and it takes a toll. Just 13% of the 1,112 users surveyed felt negatively about adding a tipping option. After all agravation and abusive customers. Offering a wide range of services, you can really enjoy your visit, well under budget.
Yes, if my hostess is attentive and service is fast, I will tip big, but I think it should go both ways. If they break the law, they can have their license or medallion pulled, but otherwise, they work for themselves. Well how about that for a start, the standards of service that we are required to provide you are far below the standards of service you expect. If everyone were to act so as to reduce or not tip, this would be made up, to a very great extent, by the medallion owner in the longer run. If I am offered a fare, I must accept or decline blindly, without being able to see what it is ahead of time. This really makes me want to be cheap-I hate entitlement. Another way of looking at this is that if I do not value the marginally extra service a cab driver would give me if he received tips, then why should I pay for something I do not want? Anonymous There is definitely some ambiguity in tipping etique.
Can anyone advise me on things i should take note of or watch out for if i need to take a cab from place to place? Since 1976, Metropolitan Diary has been a place for New Yorkers, past and present, to share odd fleeting moments in the city. Sometimes a service charge is already included. I double my ride time I assume he started at my house before picking me up at work to bring me home and multiply it by an hourly wage. Tips are not even optional because cab drivers are not allowed to accept tips. Was the driver knowledgable about the area? I still smile, thank them, and move on. Unless they help with luggage you can tip them what you want.
If you are staying in an extremely high class Ryokan a traditional Japanese Inn the tipping etiquette is to leave a small tip in an envelope and never to give the tip directly. Tipping is tough and of course not always 15% across the board. So there may be staff who are paid less than they otherwise would be for a job, in the expectation of tips, but legally speaking the employer can't count tips as wages for the purposes of meeting the minimum wage. Anonymous So why not just give everyone a decent wage and avoid ambiguity? Is driving a car something that requires a brain surgeon type of intelligence? It would be rude to give cash directly from your pocket. But delaying the trip you are probably missing fares that are waiting. Now for the good tippers, or even decent tippers, I go above and beyond to please you. Why on earth would you tip driver? They never catch a rush hour; they have to rely on the drunks.
As a cab driver tips keep us able to stay cab drivers. We also have to pay for gas and simple maitenence such as oil oil changes. Most drivers pay for the privilege of driving an agency cab. So, before they even step foot in the cab they are dealing with vehicle rental, and gas. There is no shortage of modern amenities provided by lavish hotels in Bali. The market for cab drivers will settle on a competitive level of compensation.
Neil is not an idiot but apparently you are, Tony. A colleague of mine needed to get to the airport once — cab broke down in the middle of the highway sounded funny as soon as he got in and not only did the cabbie demand full fare, he was pissed he got no tip. But we live in a service-based economy, and gratuities are how we express appreciation for good service. I never heard drivers complain about this. You pay, you smile, and all is well.