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#61 Devil's Advocate

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:52 PM

Suffice it to say that I have seldom seen anyone leave a tip for a complementary breakfast at any hotel to date. Maybe those that are thoroughly indoctrinated at AU do. ;)

 

Depends on the hotel.  Not much reason to leave a tip for microwave omelets at the Hampton or stale cinnamon roles at the Holiday Express.  On the other hand I've had some pretty amazing breakfasts included with my hotels in Asia.  At the risk of bragging the JW Khao Lak came with an included breakfast that was among the best I've had and easily worth another tip each and every day of my stay.

 

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Edited by Devil's Advocate, 20 March 2017 - 04:15 PM.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:16 PM

Excellent post Chris!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

Fair enough.
 
I hadn't considered the possibility that people in the dining car with Lonestar were members of a loyalty program and status rank that first entered into existence twenty days ago.   :lol:

 
You said never. I gave one example. There may be others.
 
The same wording applied to the status rank that existed before World of Hurt.

 



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:25 PM

Fair enough.
 
I hadn't considered the possibility that people in the dining car with Lonestar were members of a loyalty program and status rank that first entered into existence twenty days ago.   :lol:

 
You said never. I gave one example. There may be others. The same wording applied to the status rank that existed before World of Hurt.


The only other example I could think of was cruise lines, which I don't even ride because sitting on a boat for three days in order to visit another country for six hours sounds borderline insane to me. But you're right, I said never, so fair play to you.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:16 PM

Suffice it to say that I have seldom seen anyone leave a tip for a complementary breakfast at any hotel to date. Maybe those that are thoroughly indoctrinated at AU do. ;)


I do...especially if it's a place where you don't just clean up after yourself, but the staff does it for you? May only be a few dollars, but it's just how I was raised. I would shudder to think what some here might think about my tipping habits, given to me by my grandmother, or even worse my soon to be husband.

Say the subtotal comes to $38, and meal tax (in NH - 9%) brings it to $41.42? My would round up to the nearest 10th (including taxes), so $50, and tip 20% on that. So she'd leave a $10 tip on a $38 tab, so effectively a 26% tip, for typical service.

My boyfriend is even worse. Heaven forbid we get good service, I've seen him tip 30%+ on top of the total, which at times had included the wonderful 15% tax in Nova Scotia.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:01 PM

Whats the minimum amount of work a sleeping car attendant can do so the customer doesn't realize I am lazy?


 

what's the minimum amount of tip that I should leave so

the sleeping car attendant doesn't realize that I'm a

cheapskate?  (on the CONO)

 

Thanks!






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