n General | Don’t Tip Like an American

In General | Don’t Tip Like an American

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Tipping culture in America is out of control. Put simply, we’re entrenching ourselves in a custom that shortchanges (pun intended) everyone. In contrast, most countries in Europe operate without tipping, so while staff are aware that Americans are prone to tipping, they’re neither expecting it nor depending on it. Instead, use tipping the way we say it works here at home, by which we mean throw a bartender or waiter a few extra euro only when the service is truly exceptional.

In General | Don’t Rush Your Meal

In General | Don’t Rush Your Meal

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On a related note, since waitstaff isn’t working for tips, they’re not focused on turnover and won’t check in on your meal as often as someone might in America. That creates a certain amount of dissonance between the paces of American and European meals. We don’t mean to insult American waitstaff, but the emphasis on tips also emphasizes turnover, which can rush diners. European staff is more focused on doing a good job than a fast one, so relax and enjoy your meal.

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  1. Good suggestion indeed.
    On Mar 8, 2019 07:20, “From The Darkness Into The Light” wrote:
    > Child Of God posted: ” n General | Don’t Tip Like an American Credit: Jan > Mika/Shutterstock Tipping culture in America is out of control. Put simply, > we’re entrenching ourselves in a custom that shortchanges (pun intended) > everyone. In contrast, most countries in Europ” >

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