The thing is its not compulsory and personally I think the way the U.S. manipulated the responsibility of salaries onto customers is just wrong. Tipping should be for good service nothing else and certainly not expected.
There is the 10% rule people talk about but in general wouldn’t make sense in the Philippines here is why. The average worker will be earning as little as P2,000 per month, when we are out generally we buy multiple meals to taste different things on the menu so generally could say a table for four even though its normally just me and April. Bill is normally P1,000 roughly meaning 10% would be P100 which would be P34 more than their daily salary (P66) and that’s on one meal.
Not thrifty but if the employer is going down the route of skimming off the salaries so that we top it up on tips and add to that some companies actually steal the tips (take from the workers). Then I for one don’t recommend tipping unless you know the staff have earned it as well as going to receive it.
Reminds me of an argument in RSVP in Worcester due to an automatic 10% addition added to the bill for “table service” we were around 30 people and spent over £1,500 you can understand why none of us used the restaurant again after paying £150 in waiter fees without our consent.
Not thrifty but simply I am already paying for the food and the ambience of the location do they want me to get up and cook it myself as well to save them the hassle? maybe grab the ingredients from the supermarket to save them having to go there as well..
Well you get my point. I do tip for good service btw but then again I even tip the McDonalds delivery guys doing the home runs in the rain. Have to admit they have improved on service considerably at McDonalds as pretty much before the orders were wrong every time and often they forgot things. Although the drivers were getting all the flack it did appear it was more to do with the people handling the bags (as here in Cebu they seal everything to stop it being tampered so the drivers don’t know what they are carrying).
Originally posted 2011-11-14 05:29:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter