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beachbumbabs
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July 16th, 2017 at 12:11:40 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Borrowed from the $20 dollar sandwich thread.



Yeah, in fact, people who tip should experiment with a new tipping/bribe strategy. If you know you're going to tip X amount over a period of time when you sit down at a table game, let's say 1 hour, calculate and drop 70% of that at the beginning. Then never tip again for the hour. Savings 30%.

Will the person know you're actually shorting him/her on tips? Only if he/she reads this.

Of course, make sure there is not going to be a shift change first.

Will this work? You might even look like a hero, which is ironic I suppose.



This is how I tip housekeepers - at the beginning. Why not, if you're planning to anyway? The service you get, including anything you ask for, is outstanding.
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July 16th, 2017 at 2:28:08 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

This is how I tip housekeepers - at the beginning. Why not, if you're planning to anyway? The service you get, including anything you ask for, is outstanding.



I wouldn't do it that way only because the housekeeper who collects the tip is not necessarily the one who cleaned your room to begin with, and will not necessarily be the only one to clean your room on future days.

If I'm really impressed with the room on check-in, and I mean REALLY IMPRESSED, I usually try to get the housekeeper's name so that I can tip the one who actually made the room that way on direct. Find out what day she will work if my stay is multi-day, that sort of thing. I don't worry too much about stayover service because I never want stayover service, I just grab any accouterments (clean towels, coffee packs, cups) on an as-needed basis from the housekeeper carts during the times they are working. I don't like anybody being in my room is why.

I'm more likely to go to the effort of tipping the, 'Right,' housekeeper if I am there multiple days, but sometimes it is easier to do if you check in while they are still working...she might still be there. If I'm only staying one night, or if I consider the room cleanliness to be just average, then I'll just leave a tip when I leave the room for the last time and figure it'll balance out in the end.

Anyone who has met me in person will attest that I'm a good tipper, so it's not a money-saving measure. I don't mind to tip. I just genuinely do not like people to be in my room during my stay.
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July 16th, 2017 at 2:46:01 PM permalink
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

I also want to acknowledge that my tip (if I give it to the housekeeper that cleaned the room PRIOR to my stay) does not necessarily reward the housekeeper for the job she may do in cleaning the room after I leave. I don't mind this for a few reasons:

1.) It won't be my room, so I don't care how she cleans it.

2.) I leave a guestroom pretty damn near spotless, anyway. Here is what I do before leaving a room:

1.) Strip the bed:

-I know that the sheets will be changed, the blanket will probably not be and the comforter almost certainly will not be. Thus, I will ball up the sheets and put them on the floor beside the chair (or equivalent) because I know they are going to laundry. The pillowcases will also be in that bundle. I will then place the pillows on the chair because the pillows are definitely staying in the room. After that, I will fold up the comforter and place it on top of the pillows because it is most likely staying in the room. Finally, I will fold up the blanket and put it on top of the comforter as it is probably staying in the room.

It also works because that is the order the stuff goes back on the bed.

2.) I will use toilet tissue to get any hairs out of the bath tub, because that is the easiest thing to use to do it. I'm not going to take a magnifying glass to it or anything, but it only takes me a few seconds to eliminate obvious hairs.

3.) I will wipe any excess water off of the bathroom sink and tub.

4.) I will place any remaining coffee stuff near the coffeemaker so that it is clear what I used and what is missing, this is so the housekeeper can easily look and see what needs replaced.

5.) I will dump any remaining ice and water out of the ice bucket and wipe it out with a hand towel, then I will return it where it was when I first got to the room.

6.) I gather up all of the garbage and throw it in the trash cans. If I have little enough garbage that it will work, I pull out all of the trashcan liners and consolidate all the trash to one bag, tie it, and put it by the dirty sheets.

The idea is that all the housekeeper will have to do is chuck the garbage, put the sheets in the dirty laundry bin, sweep the floors, make the bed(s), replace the towels/soap/shampoo/liners/coffee stuff and sweep/mop the bathroom. Some of this stuff goes out the window if I'm in a serious hurry, but I'm usually not in a serious hurry when I leave a room.

I used to work in a hotel.
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July 16th, 2017 at 3:01:27 PM permalink
If you support tippimg youre part of the problem amd society has you by the balls. People are so brainwashed that if youre a waitress etc and you stiff them, they get mad at you, but never look or question their boss one bit, when in fact its their boss who is responsible. Too funmy how the human brain is so easily manipulated by media amd society
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July 16th, 2017 at 3:01:51 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

I leave a guestroom pretty damn near spotless, anyway. Here is what I do before leaving a room:
(List of all things Mission does deleted)



Here's my list.
1. Try to make sure all trash I throw towards the containers goes inside.
2. Make sure the toilet was flushed.
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July 16th, 2017 at 3:24:27 PM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

If you support tippimg youre part of the problem amd society has you by the balls. People are so brainwashed that if youre a waitress etc and you stiff them, they get mad at you, but never look or question their boss one bit, when in fact its their boss who is responsible. Too funmy how the human brain is so easily manipulated by media amd society



Do you truly not comprehend the fact that if more wages were paid on direct prices would go up? Do you not understand that the money is going to come from the customer one way or another? What did you major in when you were in college? I'm guessing it wasn't Economics.

Therefore, if you don't want to tip, that's fine, but nobody thinks you are either smart or special because of it. Rather than encouraging people NOT TO TIP you should be thanking people FOR TIPPING because us tipping keeps the prices down.

You want Blackjack rules to get worse, Mr. Counter, here's a good way to do it: Make the casino compensate the dealers more on direct. The Blackjack rules will go to Hell immediately and the game will no longer be countable. Keep encouraging people not to tip, though, if you have that little concern for your own livelihood.

The tone in many of your posts is petulant, puerile, acrimonious and your suggestions are often absurd. I say nothing about you as a person, because that would be an insult. I speak only to your posts.
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July 16th, 2017 at 3:24:52 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Here's my list.
1. Try to make sure all trash I throw towards the containers goes inside.
2. Make sure the toilet was flushed.



That's more than many do...
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July 16th, 2017 at 3:29:54 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

This is how I tip housekeepers - at the beginning. Why not, if you're planning to anyway? The service you get, including anything you ask for, is outstanding.

It obvious housekeepers are getting tipped too much if they can get a credit line of 6.4 million dollars and lose that in just a few days.
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July 16th, 2017 at 3:53:54 PM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

If you support tippimg youre part of the problem amd society has you by the balls. People are so brainwashed that if youre a waitress etc and you stiff them, they get mad at you, but never look or question their boss one bit, when in fact its their boss who is responsible. Too funmy how the human brain is so easily manipulated by media amd society



1. What Mission said.

2. I don't have balls.

3. I worked as a maid for 1 summer, when I was 14. I worked as a waitress/cocktail for most of 9 years so I could do the other stuff I was doing, which didn't pay.

Those. Jobs. Suck.

Especially the maid thing. Yeah, I want to clean up bloody and teabagged sheets, used condoms and sanitary products, public hairs, clogged toilets, and miscellaneous litter from strangers. Not. I didn't even know what a condom WAS until I found one, used, in the medicine cabinet, and asked my older brother.

You'd better believe those people earn their tips, though I'm talking about grind restaurants, not a top dollar place.
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July 16th, 2017 at 4:22:52 PM permalink
Tipping must have been different in the fourties and fifties, because my dad always said the tip is supposed to be based on the total before drinks and tax. It's funny the servers believed if someone can't afford to tip the person can't afford the meal/drink.

I have no first hand experience with the expensive routines of tables/bottle service, but remember a reality show somewhere where 20 somethings were making hundreds and thousands a night serving, and thought they deserved it. It's not like they could make that income anywhere else or there if they were 40 or 50, unable to sell a slight chance at nill odds of banging them. Think the job was a Vegas pool scene with cabanas, etc. What was even funnier was there were people taking their share of the con for granted by not showing up and calling off.
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