The Custom of Tipping: How It Works In Different Countries
As we all know, United States of America is one of the most popular countries in the world to visit to and of course, it is not a surprise that most of the people visit their however, most of the time, it is surprising to the people who are visiting this country to witness how people give tips to the workers who serve them. In order to avoid yourself from being into trouble, it is very important for the people who are planning to visit another country to research and learn about the custom of tipping of the country in where they are going to. 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. The goal of this article is to make sure that people will get proper knowledge on the tipping customs of different countries.
United Kingdom has a certain rule to follow when it comes to tipping and that is the standard rule. Most of the time, if you are happy or satisfied with what the service crew showed you, then you will give him or her a tip. Usually, people who eat in the restaurant will give the tip directly to the one who served and accommodated them or will just leave them on the table where they ate. Service charges are at times added to the bill when there is a large number of group ate in that restaurant like for instance, there were six people in that group so, the restaurant might charge a service fee for that on top of the bill upon check out. When that happens, it would then be the decision of the customer if they will still add a tip by giving them to the server or by the leaving on the table or not at all since they already paid for it through the service charge however, they must know that there will not be a problem if they would decide not to pay for it. A restaurant is not the only place where people give tips in United Kingdom but also any place where they receive help from someone.
The next country is Italy which has a very interesting custom when it comes to giving tips. As most of the people know, Italy has a lot of staff who are very patient when it comes to waiting for their customers however, when it comes to tipping, it could be considered that Italy is not one of those countries who give tips. Of course, it does not mean that they do not give tips at all, it is just that it is not their custom and they have the choice to give or not. There is a good reason behind this situation.