Definitely not standard practice in Australia.
In the US, waitstaff etc. wouldn't be able to survive without tips. They can be paid as little as they are because tipping is expected, and tipping is expected because of the low pay.
I never tip. If I had amazing service then I'd consider it, although generally tips are pooled anyway. I think I'd be more inclined to speak to the manager and tell them how great the server was.
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22-01-2014 12:16 #11
22-01-2014 12:19 #12-
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No, I don't tip. If I'm eating at a flash restaurant it's most likely for a special occasion and I have scrapped the bottom of my bank to afford it!
22-01-2014 12:22 #13
No tipping in Australia. I was happy to do it in the usa but I dont think it needs to be done here
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22-01-2014 12:52 #14
Nobody comes into my office and tips me for doing my job well.
22-01-2014 13:01 #15
I always tip in situations where the bill is brought to the table. Everyone I know does so as well.
Not when I pay at a cash register or bar (apart from sometimes putting the change in the tip jar)
22-01-2014 13:05 #16
I agree with PPs who said it's not standard practice but is getting increasingly more common.
I nearly always do when I go to a nice restaurant with good service.
22-01-2014 13:07 #17
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22-01-2014 13:14 #18
It's standard practice for our family/ friends - we love going to restaurants and eat at cafes for lunch a few times a week so if food/ service is good we always leave 10% , if exceptional or if at places like our local yum cha where the kids make a bit of a mess we leave more - I never make a big deal about it and sometimes we have some friends who just give the exact amount of their bill so I always put in a but extra for them if its a restaurant we know well
( we are on a first name basis with a lot of our regular restaurants/ cafes and always get outstanding service - maybe they know we always tip!)
22-01-2014 13:23 #19
I only tip if the service is exceptional; the meal quality does not even come into it.
This is also what I found as the norm when I was a waitress. Usually when I got tips it was accompanied by a compliment on my service.
As for where the tips go, some places expected you to pool it together and divide it at the end of the night whereas others told you to keep it for yourself (which makes sense to me because it's the individual waitress/waiter that's being tipped).
22-01-2014 13:28 #20
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