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How Much Do You Tip When You Pick Up Takeouts? --- Video News*

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?

* This video was downloaded from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0elpzKGsCq4; If you cannot play the video, please click the link and watch the video online.


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

Comments

  1. I completely agree that many people don't think about tipping for takeout and housekeeping. I know many people think "I am just here to pick up my order....they (server/bartender) didn't have to do anything for me other than take my money and hand me the bag." Although, it is important to think about the fact that this is the way they make their money, support their families and pay their bills. It is also a great idea as you said to leave the housekeepers tip during your stay with a nice note thanking them for their service. it shows that you appreciate their work and they may do a better job cleaing your room during your stay! Tipping is always something to think about!!

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  2. I completely agree with Ashley. If we have worked or are still working in the hospitality industry, we understand what it takes to provide good service. We shall appreciate that even more.

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