Understanding Tips

The Custom of Tipping: How It Works In Different Countries

Giving tips in the United States of America is very common to the people however, since it is the most visited country in the whole world, it is inevitable for other people from the different countries to witness this and of course, most of the time, they get surprised as to how much people of United States are willing to give just as a tip to the workers who help or serve them. Of course, when you are travelling into another country, even if not in the United States, you should make sure that you did some research about the tipping custom of that country to make sure that you will not offend other people in that country. On the other hand, it is just normal that you will ask yourself as to why it is very important for every country to give tips and why is it not the same for every country. This article was made in order to make you inform about this matter.

United Kingdom has a certain rule to follow when it comes to tipping and that is the standard rule. However, in this country, you only tip if you are happy with the service that the certain company gave you. The people in United Kingdom usually leaves the tip on the table or they will give it directly to the waiter if they ate in a restaurant and they found the service amazing. You must also know that if you are visiting this country and eat in a restaurant in a large group or with your friends, the restaurant may already added the service charge to your bill upon check out. If the customer decides to still give the server a tip aside from the service charge they paid, then it will just be fine. But of course, people must also be aware that in United Kingdom, giving tip is not only applicable in a restaurant but also anywhere and as long as you are happy with the service of the one who helped you.

The next country is Italy which has a very interesting custom when it comes to giving tips. Tipping is not a common culture in Italy besides from the fact that this country is very known for having service crews that wait for their customers patiently. They could give tips if they want to however, since it is not their custom, then it is just normal if they decide not to. There is a good reason behind this situation.

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