Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tipping Etiquette: Part 1

Tipping is so confusing! I found this great site that sorts it all out for us!
Here you go ladies!!!

Restaurant tipping. A 15 to 20 percent tip is the usual amount that should be left for good restaurant service. Keep in mind that you should leave 15 to 20 percent of the total bill, before tax, and before any coupons or discounts are taken off. If you received bad service, it is appropriate to reflect your displeasure by leaving a lesser tip. But keep in mind that your server may have been having a bad day or the kitchen may have been slow. And remember to check your bill -- most high-end restaurant automatically add in an 18 percent gratuity for larger parties, so your tip amount may already be added into the bill if you go out with a large group.

Beauty salons. Salon and spa tipping should generally be the same as restaurant tipping -- 15 to 20 percent. However, if you go to a high-end salon where there is a separate shampooist, it is customary to tip the shampooist a few dollars as well.

Furniture delivery. This is a tricky area, as most people are unsure what the proper tipping etiquette is for furniture deliveries. In general, a ten dollar tip per delivery person is appropriate for most furniture deliveries. Since you most likely won't know head of time how many delivery people will be coming to your house, have at least 4 ten dollar bills on hand. Tip a little more if the delivery men do extra, like set up a bed or put together a piece of furniture. If the delivery men are unprofessional, don't feel as though you have to tip them.

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