Study Abroad at SCSU: A Few Tips on Tipping From an Over-Anxious Tipper

Study Abroad at SCSU: A Few Tips on Tipping From an Over-Anxious Tipper

Now, you should be tipping in pubs and restaurants anyway. Because it’s polite and you seem nice enough. However, if you’re not in the habit of tipping in general, or only for a slightly more up-market meal, the policy of tipping in the USA can be an absolute minefield. 

Let’s start with some basics: Who not to tip: The Air Hostess on your way here. Customs officials. Connecticut State Police officials. The person serving you at the Shop ’n’ Save at the check out counter. Bus driver. Your fellow students. Your tutor. Me for this post. The Air Hostess on your way back. However, in the US, tipping is required of any service under hospitality. The money added on to your initial bill is not a tip, it is (the US equivalent of) VAT. So what you see advertised and what you will pay is generally slightly different and slightly more. America is a tipping culture. Where we are happy giving 10% at a restaurant and occasionally buying an attractive bar person a...
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