will i get confronted if i don't tip in NYC?

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  • will i get confronted if i don't tip in NYC?


Answer #1 | 02/12 2013 09:42
There is no law about tipping. You will be fine if you dont tip. I wouldnt worry about it if I were you. I would think people in New York know Europeans probably dont tip. You may get bad service from the start though.
Answer #2 | 02/12 2013 10:48
I do get that you are from a country where things are different, but when you go to America, people will expect you to try to follow their customs like they would in your country. I really don't think anyone would call you out for not tipping(usually), especially since most people leave tips on the table at the end of the meal when the waiter or waitress isn't present. The "right" percent to tip your waiter for good service at a restaurant is 15%(or more for great service). You might not think it's not *your* problem, but if everyone thought like you, waiters and waitresses would be out of business. Even a few dollars is better than nothing.
Answer #3 | 02/12 2013 10:39
Where you come from, or how you were raised is irrelevant. If you don't want or can't afford to tip at least the standard 15% than you should stick to McDonalds or a similar food establishment that does not have servers that are making $2.37 an hour that rely on their tips as a wage. That being said the amount you tip is up to you, and how well you are served should matter as long as you don't look for an excuse not to tip.
Answer #4 | 02/12 2013 10:14
When in Rome........ Yeah, tip at least 20% in New York and the service waiters are not shy about letting you know you're a cheap SOB.
Answer #5 | 02/12 2013 11:14
oh no...they will hate us!! Its not our fault their system is messed up. What your opinion of the system is has no bearing on following it. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean you can ignore it. There are a lot of things I don't like but this is how it works and you must follow the proper procedure. Especially when visiting foreign countries. Have you never heard the saying "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." You must follow local customs if you want to be accepted and treated with respect.
Answer #6 | 02/12 2013 11:18
guess what buddy ever hear when in rome do as the romans do well when in NYC and NY and USA people here in OUR country they TIP dont diss the waitstaff they work hard and depend on tips ok seriously have some manners and follow OUR culture when u r in OUR country case closed the fact that u even asked this question makes me know u already plan to do the wrong thing so please dont ask us to clear ur conscience for u
Answer #7 | 02/12 2013 23:22
Answer #8 | 02/12 2013 19:50
I wouldn't get in a panic about it. (Don't tell me you are from Cheapskate?) New Yorkers are very cool. You might get at most a hostile remark, most nothing. But this is not a proper way to be going about.
Answer #9 | 02/12 2013 14:31
ewww. Non tippers are so cheap and usually expect impeccable service. Don't tip, but I hope you get the service you deserve. It probably wont be a shock to the people who wait on you because its commonly known that Europeans are horrible tippers. I have met a few good English tippers, but they were really cool people and were here in the states for a long time and understood the way we tip here.

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