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18-07-2007
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Do You Tip Tailors?
Are you supposed to tip your tailor? In the US, Europe, and Asia?

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19-07-2007
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When I go to the tailor, I just pay the price she asks for. It is her own shop, so I suppose she takes the price she wants and I don't give anything additional.

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I don't. Never even thought about that?

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I don't. I've been using the same tailor for years.

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I can't say I have. I wasn't aware that you have to.

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^ You don't have to. I haven't, but I've only been to the tailor a mere two, three times.

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I was told that whenever someone is providing you service, you should tip them.

But that would become rather expensive.

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I've been going this one russian lady for a few years and I tip her some. She's been really great and barley has enough customers to keep her shop open.

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I mean I generally tip well at restraunts, clubs and what not. But when do you draw the line? I work at an office and I don't get any tips.

GuessGirl96, that is so nice of you. I always feel sorry for small independent companies that aren't doing so well. My family has had experiences with bad businesses so I always keep companies like that in mind.

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^^ that reminds me to the beggining of quentin tarantino Reservoir Dogs anyone seen it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwqtaKRS3IE



(i don't tip my tailor... although maybe he really deserves it! he's the best (for me)!!!)

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I never have, I didn't think I was supposed to.

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I never tip ANYONE. Sometimes at restaurants, but only if the waiter/waitress has been extremely helpful, which is rare.

I just don't understand why the tip shouldn't be included in the price I'm already paying. I go to some restaurants because they're good and cheap, and I don't see why I should pay an addictional price: it's the owner who should think about the retribution of his employees.

Most of the time you just get the basic (=not very good) treatment at restaurant, so why tip?

And why should I tip waiters, but not, say, sales assistants?

I just don't understand. Maybe because I'm european , and here is not a very common practice (only maybe in restaurants).

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I tip sometimse, but that's only if they do a good job.
By the way, Borkacapella I LOVE Reservoir Dogs!
It's one of my favorite movies.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by britishkiller View Post
I never tip ANYONE. Sometimes at restaurants, but only if the waiter/waitress has been extremely helpful, which is rare.

I just don't understand why the tip shouldn't be included in the price I'm already paying. I go to some restaurants because they're good and cheap, and I don't see why I should pay an addictional price: it's the owner who should think about the retribution of his employees.

Most of the time you just get the basic (=not very good) treatment at restaurant, so why tip?

And why should I tip waiters, but not, say, sales assistants?

I just don't understand. Maybe because I'm european , and here is not a very common practice (only maybe in restaurants).
Everywhere else is seems like this is the case, you only tip if they are really good. In America its common place to tip 15% unless the service was bad and 20% if its good.

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I do, but more because my seamstress is actually a costume designer/wardrobe person I work with in my regular life who then does alterations for me on the side, not a tailor with their own business. Since she's doing me a favor and doesn't charge much, I always give her about $5 more.

But if I were going to a professional tailor, I wouldn't.

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