$100 tips

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Re: $100 tips

Post by hanno » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:38 am

John Bingham wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:49 pm
jaynewcastle wrote:
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Is tipping bar/restaurant staff by Cambodian people the norm in Cambodia ?, or is it an imported custom mainly for tourists ?
It's not normal in bog-standard pork & rice places, but it is in any of the more salubrious establishments. I've been out with a whole lot of local people over the years and the person who picks up the bill usually throws a decent tip in.
This. All my Khmer acquaintances tip.
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Re: $100 tips

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:26 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:11 am
StroppyChops wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:57 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:47 pm
usually give them the change if its a dollar or less...
Yep, also this, unless it's 100r and then you just look like a dick. In that case, kick in an extra 1,000r.
haha ive even had beggers refuse the 100's
We get rid of our 100s by wrapping 5 of them in a 500, and then just giving beggars the 1000r that way. We're noticing more and more it's not appreciated - and from this we learn who is genuinely hungry and who is a career beggar. My tolerance for able-bodied career beggars is low.
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Re: $100 tips

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:27 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:26 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:11 am
StroppyChops wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:57 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:47 pm
usually give them the change if its a dollar or less...
Yep, also this, unless it's 100r and then you just look like a dick. In that case, kick in an extra 1,000r.
haha ive even had beggers refuse the 100's
We get rid of our 100s by wrapping 5 of them in a 500, and then just giving beggars the 1000r that way. We're noticing more and more it's not appreciated - and from this we learn who is genuinely hungry and who is a career beggar. My tolerance for able-bodied career beggars is low.
do exactly the same haha
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Re: $100 tips

Post by rozzieoz » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:34 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:11 am
StroppyChops wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:57 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:47 pm
usually give them the change if its a dollar or less...
Yep, also this, unless it's 100r and then you just look like a dick. In that case, kick in an extra 1,000r.
haha ive even had beggers refuse the 100's
We get rid of our 100s by wrapping 5 of them in a 500, and then just giving beggars the 1000r that way. We're noticing more and more it's not appreciated - and from this we learn who is genuinely hungry and who is a career beggar. My tolerance for able-bodied career beggars is low.
I had to set some boundaries for myself on this - I only give to old people (because they obviously survived some amazing stuff and they are usually so lovely) and to people who are disabled and unable to work. I usually give between R1000 - $1, depending on the person.

And then there's one mother on the beach who melted my heart the first time we met. We were at the beach and she was walking around with her little boy, very politely asking if she could have the leftover food. She didn't ask anyone for money.
That almost broke me - I help her every time I see her.


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Re: $100 tips

Post by finbar » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:48 pm

:wink:
"don't tip them, or it will spoil them"
It's not spoiling the staff, it's spoiling the business.

I always leave token riels, but I'd rather pay the full price to a place that pays it's staff properly, rather than one that has them rely on the vagary of customers to make up a viable wage.
If it's someone I know, or want to :wink: that can be different.
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Re: $100 tips

Post by armchairlawyer » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:08 pm

hanno wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:12 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:04 pm
I seldom tip more than 10% at the better places ( restaurnts) in Bars only the Riel left over if less than $1.
if u start tipping more they tend to expect it from u every time u go there
And there is nothing wrong that. I tip rather generously in my usual haunts. As a result I never wait for a cold beer.
I admire you for that but I have to say I never tip and I don't wait for my beer either.
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