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Canadian and Mexican tippers

Topeka, Kansas
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Canadian and Mexican tippers

Oh yea, you arent so good either. Canadians are very, very cheap when it comes to tipping, as are Mexicans. You know the custom here, please tell your service staff that you wont be tipping then from the beginning, so that they can concentrate on the people who DO pay their salaries.

Ottawa Ontario...
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1. Re: Canadian and Mexican tippers

CAREFUL - you are running the risk of alienating yourself and other wait staff/servers inthe casinos in Las Vegas by stating these nasty generalized comments MrToto. I am Canadian and am not known for being "very cheap cheap cheap" as you state so casually, but if I were to fall into Kansas and track you down ....be certain I would stand up to your expectation and offer you nothing - in fact, I would consider commenting to your boss/manager on every less than absolutely bend-over-backwards absolute superior performance on your part and everyone else in Kansas (as you expect) .....guess that would be the same as generalizing on all Canadians or others you so freely remark upon huh?

These types of remarks are unwarranted and unkind, they are generalizations made by one person only that is clearly showing his/her own ignorance. Shame on you.

Topeka, Kansas
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Ok, tell me this, if you go eat, and everything is awesome, service is wonderful, and you really enjoy yourself, and your bill comes to 100 dollars, what would YOU tip?

Ottawa, Canada
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Another comment from an ignorant, person. I know you can't help but generalize, but I am sure the majority of us, used as a collective term for all people, tip fairly.

You must remember that a tip is a "thank you" for a job well done, and not mandatory, even though some people like yourself, as per your post, insist on getting tipped. I was once in a restaurant in FLA, ordered wine, got the wrong one, ordered appetizers, and they came cold, ordered entrées and again got the wrong one, only to find out that they were out of the particular dish I had asked for, and that what was brought to me was a substitute. Let me tell you, $200 later, the waiter got nothing! He did a terrible job, and could have, at the very least, told me that they were out of that dish, and ask me to make another selection.

Long story short, the waiter stopped me on the way out of the restaurant demanding a tip, saying that it he was entitled to a tip. Sorry that is not the way it works.

P.S. Travel around the world some, not the US, and you will see that service can vary greatly. You will also see that it is exactly this type of attitude, "the world owes me" type that people really don't appreciate! Have a great day!

Topeka, Kansas
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Be aware that the people who are serving you are being CHARGED by the IRS for the tip that you are SUPPOSED to be lieaving, because its considered salary. They are taxed, whether you leave a tip or not. Any rude server, or service person doesnt deserve anything, but people who do give superior service deserve more than the 10 percent that most canadians usually tip.

Ottawa, Canada
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Toto -- Honestly sounds like you have a problem with somebody or a certain group in particular. You should have taken it up with them, and leave the rest of us out of it.

P.S. LV is a tourism driven town, without tourism there would be nothing but desert. Do you know of the saying don't bit the hand that feeds you? If not, you should maybe look it up.

Ottawa, Canada
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I meant,

Don't BITE the hand that feeds you.

Ottawa Ontario...
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I do not receive any tips whatsoever for anything I do. I receive a wage (just like you) for which I agree to work. I accepted my salary knowing that was renumeration for what I was offering... period. And yet, everywhere I got I am expected to part with my hard earned case as well as an extra above it all tip too. Does this make any sense to you at all? I have choices, I can tip or I canno not, it is my dollar, my salary and I will choose what I wish to do with my salary thank you MrToto I will not (understand please) be gloated into nor offended my your ignorance. you are small potatoes in the great scheme of things I am afraid.

You have choices also, you may choose another vocation if you are indeed so unhappy with the choice you have made at present.

p.s have a neice in restaurant industry (she does not claim all her tips as salary at income tax time, nor do I excptect do you, or anyone else) see? you are teaching me generalizations.

Ottawa Ontario...
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Perhaps Mrtoto, you should tip me just for choosing to come on holiday when actually my mere presence offers you the enjoyment of your (agreed upon) salary/wages salary and continued employment. hmmmm now there's a concept for you. I like this one. Tip the Canadian tourists.

Topeka, Kansas
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm no one has answered the question. If you go to eat, and everything is awesome, service, food, atmosphere. The server did an amazing job taking care of you, and the Bill comes to 100 dollars. What would you leave as a tip?

not here
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10. Re: Canadian and Mexican tippers

I'd leave $20.