If you have bags, a good rule of thumb is to tip the driver one dollar per bag, especially if they are heavy. If the taxi driver has performed extra or special services for you, like carrying your luggage into a hotel, it would be appropriate to leave a larger tip. In the United States, tipping a cab driver is common just about everywhere. In terms of tipping our fantastic tour guides, our trip notes always have recommended tipping amounts. Did the driver give you any tips on restaurants, outdoor activities, things to do, night life, etc? A good server deserves at the very least 20%.
I rely on tips to feed my family; my check at the end of the week barely covers my rent. Also , some people would rather get paid for the quality of their work , vs. The drivers with better hours enjoy at least one rush hour. This means that while taking me where I was going, he was making minimum wage, regardless of other factors. It is also best to tip daily rather than in one lump sum as the same person may not clean your room every day. Tip at least 10% or not at all If you decide you got good taxi service and want to leave a tip, make sure to leave 10% or more. A typical Cuban meal may consist of rice and beans, either cooked together or separately.
Right away my sis ran up and I jumped out and we hugged and the cab drove off. If you rack up a big bar tab — hey, you are on vacation after all — you can give a few dollars with each order, or you can fall back on the 15 to 20 percent of the total bill rule. I will definitely give more than what the meter shows. If you choose a job where you work for tips only, maybe you need to find a different line of business. Leaving just 10 per cent is a clear indication that the experience was not up to par. Meaning they pick and choose the fares they want to take, and trust me, some are picky. At the airport or train station: You should tip anyone who helps you with your bags.
The bartender was worried for my safety and she called a cab for me. What do you get from me that is worth tipping? Start treating people with respect and you will get it back in return. Your tip is considered part of their minimum wage. The first piece to this answer is simple: figure out the total cost before tip by using. If the service whatever kind it is was found lacking, tip accordingly. As a cab driver tips keep us able to stay cab drivers.
To not tip at all, though, the service would have to be dreadful. The rest of it went to gas, car wash, commissions to dispatch, credit card charges and lease. Anonymous Thanks everyone for confirming what I already thought. If you do, take your credit card and a pocket of cash. For hairdressers, manicurists and beauty therapists, the standard is 15 to 20 per cent, plus a few dollars for the apprentice who washes your hair.
Finally, cabbies can go independent and just use the companies logo. I thought the same way about cabbies as many of you here, but after doing the job, I have a newfound massive respect for them. For all of you who watched Resevior Dogs and buy into the argument that tipping is foolish please reconsider. I have some patrons whom I see regularly. About the Author Kate Bradley began writing professionally in 2007.
She plans to travel to every continent and every national park in the U. Tipping is tough and of course not always 15% across the board. Barber Shops and Beauty Salons When you go for a haircut, beauty treatment, shampoo, shave or other similar services, you should generally tip at least 10-20% of the charges to the service provider. People need to understand this. To help you avoid tipping anxiety and disgruntled waitstaff , we explain how to tip in the United States.
Anonymous Why We Tip In America This is America, the land of capitalism which means competition for the purposes of generating the best products and services for the customer. If the servor is unhappy with 15% then do something other than pick up a plate and set it on my table. I even tried to tip a retail associate for helping me find something and being polite and nice about it. Waiting tables can be a balancing act! Maybe you are a cyclist and want to take a tour where you bicycle across Cuba. I did not want to do it, but felt I had no choice.
Have you seen the Seinfeld episode when Jerry and Elaine debate about how much to tip a sky-captain? And if you are not open to understanding, respecting, and honoring that, perhaps you should not eat out or use a cab. That aside, taxi drivers choose when they work. First and foremost, not all taxi drivers are scum of the earth. Even a bad waitress on her worst night can still bring home that much in an 8 hour shift. Those that lease can eventually own their own cars and therefore keep more of the money they earn.
You can either include the tip in the credit card slip itself or you can pay separately by cash. Hustling to make money beyond what you spend on the cab every day requires some energy. Spas in Cuba If you are looking for a day of pampering and relaxation, you Cuba is the right country. Just because you are low paid does not mean anyone should help you. Unless someone helps you load bags in your car, there is no tipping required at the grocery store. You, as the customer, can decide to give more or less based on the quality of service. In Europe, tipping in general is less common than in the United States.