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Old October 20th, 2016, 12:47 PM   #34761
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I hate the whole idea and concept of tipping.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 12:58 PM   #34762
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I think tipping is ok, but only if you do that little extra so that you deserve it. If you do just what you are paid for, you shouldn't get a tip.

However, I have never imagined that they are waiting for a tip even at the check-in counter at the airport.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 01:05 PM   #34763
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In the US people do tip because they don't pay, or pay less, for certain services that in other counties have fixed, mandatory, prices.
For example in Italy, most restaurants charge 1-2€ for 'coperto', to pay the service. This is included in the final bill and you must pay it. In US they don't, so people tip.
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 01:27 PM   #34764
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Yeah, but those are restaurants.
In the USA you have to tip for almost everything. A colleague went there for vacation and told that they payed only for tipping many hundred dollars.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 01:31 PM   #34765
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What about 'tipping' to border crossing officials in Balkans countries?
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 01:55 PM   #34766
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Yeah, but those are restaurants.
In the USA you have to tip for almost everything. A colleague went there for vacation and told that they payed only for tipping many hundred dollars.
Exactly. In principle, if they don't get decent wages, it's not my problem. They should strike or join a union and demand that employers pay them better.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 02:05 PM   #34767
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I hate the whole idea and concept of tipping.
Agree. The price of a product or a service should be visible at the price tag.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 02:21 PM   #34768
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Tipping is very uncommon in the Netherlands, except perhaps at restaurants, but I don't think it will be frowned upon if you don't tip.

But in some societies, you can't make a living with certain service jobs without tips.

Last year I was in Spain and there was a guy filling up my tank. Was I supposed to tip the guy? I'm not used to be being served at fuel stations.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 03:49 PM   #34769
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What about 'tipping' to border crossing officials in Balkans countries?
Never did and never had to do that. They always wanted to get rid of me quickly.
I think I annoyed them when i asked them to get a stamp in passport

About tipping at restaurants, I usually do it, if I find the service good, and usually it is.
I also leave them 1-2€ when I go to the barber, those guys have bad salaries. But nobody here complains if you don't tip.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 03:53 PM   #34770
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Last year I was in Spain and there was a guy filling up my tank. Was I supposed to tip the guy? I'm not used to be being served at fuel stations.
At least in Italy there are pump stations with manned and unmanned hoses, and the manned one are already more expensive, to cover for personnel costs, so I don't think you have to tip.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 03:54 PM   #34771
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Never did and never had to do that. They always wanted to get rid of me quickly.
I think I annoyed them when i asked them to get a stamp in passport

About tipping at restaurants, I usually do it, if I find the service good, and usually it is.
I also leave them 1-2€ when I go to the barber, those guys have bad salaries. But nobody here complains if you don't tip.
I remember when I was in Germany to have used the "stimmt so" rule of thumb, just to get rid of change.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 03:55 PM   #34772
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What do you guys pay for a simple haircut?

In the Netherlands you'll pay as much as € 25 - 30 for a basic men's haircut, but there are barbers who don't have a shop, but come to your house. They are cheaper, my barber cost € 15 for a haircut at home.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 03:57 PM   #34773
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What do you guys pay for a simple haircut?

In the Netherlands you'll pay as much as € 25 - 30 for a basic men's haircut, but there are barbers who don't have a shop, but come to your house. They are cheaper, my barber cost € 15 for a haircut at home.
In Italy anything from 10 to 20 euro for a men's haircut.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 04:15 PM   #34774
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In the NL seems like services are more expensive than here. You pay more for fuel, car tax, etc.
Last I was at the barber, it cost 16, gave him 18. It's not a "premium" barber, but it does the job for me, it's close to my home...
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Old October 20th, 2016, 04:17 PM   #34775
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In Serbia men's haircut costs about 2 €...
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Old October 20th, 2016, 04:27 PM   #34776
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What do you guys pay for a simple haircut?

In the Netherlands you'll pay as much as € 25 - 30 for a basic men's haircut, but there are barbers who don't have a shop, but come to your house. They are cheaper, my barber cost € 15 for a haircut at home.
It depends...

In the bigger cities, the rates are pretty high because of high rental fees, typically 25-30 euro, even more if the place is "in". In the provinces and countryside, the price halves.

My favorite place to go is located in a Ruoholahti shopping center close to an ex-Nokia campus in the western Helsinki. Easily accessible (motorway, huge parking space, bus, metro, tram) and usually no need to book in advance (almost 10 seats). The easy logistics has more weight for me than the price of 29 eur.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 05:40 PM   #34777
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What do you guys pay for a simple haircut?

In the Netherlands you'll pay as much as € 25 - 30 for a basic men's haircut, but there are barbers who don't have a shop, but come to your house. They are cheaper, my barber cost € 15 for a haircut at home.
€9 for a haircut at home here.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 05:51 PM   #34778
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That's probably moonlighting (i.e. not paying taxes on it). My barber is a freelancer who pays income tax and insurances, all legal and above-board.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 06:03 PM   #34779
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I usually pay €10 for a haircut here.
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When refueling the car, you have to pay in before (good luck if you want to fill up the tank).
Some time ago I decided to quit the gas station of a well-known brand I used to go in favor of an unmanned station a local company has set up in an industrial zone, which is much cheaper (Up to €0.10/l, with an additional €0.03/l if one has a client card) and basically does the same if paying with cash.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 06:08 PM   #34780
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I pay € 17 for haircuts at a hair shop. I used to pay substantially more when I first arrived and had longer (neck-length) hair that required extra care like straightening every other month.
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