The Custom of Tipping: How It Works In Different Countries
As we all know, United States of America is one of the most popular countries in the world to visit to and of course, it is not a surprise that most of the people visit their however, most of the time, it is surprising to the people who are visiting this country to witness how people give tips to the workers who serve them. Of course, when you are travelling into another country, even if not in the United States, you should make sure that you did some research about the tipping custom of that country to make sure that you will not offend other people in that country. Questions like what is tipping and why is it necessary for every country might come into your mind at times and that is just normal. This article was made in order to make you inform about this matter.
When it comes to the country of United Kingdom, people give tips according to the standard tipping. Most of the time, if you are happy or satisfied with what the service crew showed you, then you will give him or her a tip. Usually, people who eat in the restaurant will give the tip directly to the one who served and accommodated them or will just leave them on the table where they ate. There are times where in the tip was already added to your bill especially if you are eating in a restaurant with more than five people and you could identify it in your bill as service charge. When that happens, it would then be the decision of the customer if they will still add a tip by giving them to the server or by the leaving on the table or not at all since they already paid for it through the service charge however, they must know that there will not be a problem if they would decide not to pay for it. A restaurant is not the only place where people give tips in United Kingdom but also any place where they receive help from someone.
The next country is Italy which has a very interesting custom when it comes to giving tips. Tipping is not a common culture in Italy besides from the fact that this country is very known for having service crews that wait for their customers patiently. They could give tips if they want to however, since it is not their custom, then it is just normal if they decide not to. On the other hand, this country has a good reason as to why it is not their custom to give tips to the waiter.