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Dan
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Do you have to give tips besides paying the bill when you accept someone's service in your country? In China , we never give tips . I'd like to know if it is necessary to give tips in your country. Where do you need to give tips and how much the tips should be ? If don't give tips , is it  rude ? Thank you very much . 
Sep 14, 2016 1:51 PM
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In the US waiter/es make about $3-$5 an hour, so they depend on tips. I was a waitress in college. If not for tips, I couldn't afford to live.

September 15, 2016
In Pakistan it is considered a polite gesture. It's not necessary and people won't think you rude if you don't. It's totally up to you. . 
September 15, 2016

In this country (England) I never pay a tip by card because it is less likely that the waiting staff will ever receive the money that you want to give to them.

We leave cash tips on the table in this country for the waiting staff to collect.

September 15, 2016
Thank you so much for your answers. Actually I know nowadays many people more like to pay by credit card and if coincidentally you don't have any cash, what should you do ?You know in China we often go to the shops or the restaurants just with our cellphones , we don't need to take cash , because we can pay with wechat or alipay . I guess you have formed the habit to take some change to go out in case you have to tip.
September 15, 2016

Besides the tip 'yes or no' question, I also find it interesting that different countries have different ways of giving tips:

In Germany, we usually give tips directly to the waiter when paying. They'll come with the bill to your table and say something like "11.50€", I'll give them a twenty euro bill and say "fifteen euros" which means that they'll give me back five euros and the difference between 11.50 and 15 € is tip. I tend to give more tip than others because I'm not good at calculating the perfect amount of 10% at the table. In some restaurants, you pay at the till, in which case I usually don't give tip.

In other countries you leave the tip on the table, whether just a few coins or a few bills.

September 15, 2016
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Dan
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Korean
Learning Language
English, Korean