One trend we see today is many casual dining restaurants offer takeout options. Takeout business is actually doing very good in some locations. Why? Probably it saves time --- customers can call in advance and pick up their food later on their way home. More so, under recession, ordering takeouts may save customers a few bucks --- they may not order drinks, may tip less, or may not even leave a tip. My questions are: Do we tip when we pick up takeouts? And how much shall we tip?
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According to the video, we should leave 10% extra for takeouts and 2 bucks for hotel housekeepers. Here is what I do: if I want my room to be cleaned during my stay, I will make sure I leave a good tip with a small thank you note. By doing so, I am very positive that my housekeeper will feel very much motivated to do her/his job and that my room will be cleaned thoroughly by the end of the day. Do you agree? Of course, we should also tip our housekeepers even after our stays.
To find out more about tipping etiquettes in other occasions, you may read the following news article from: http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PR2009_4th/Dec09_HskprTip.html