$100 tips

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Re: $100 tips

Post by jaynewcastle » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:21 pm

Is tipping bar/restaurant staff by Cambodian people the norm in Cambodia ?, or is it an imported custom mainly for tourists ?
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Re: $100 tips

Post by juansweetpotato » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:28 pm

jaynewcastle wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:21 pm
Is tipping bar/restaurant staff by Cambodian people the norm in Cambodia ?, or is it an imported custom mainly for tourists ?
Definitely not the norm, unless you're trying to prove you're rich and important, and most Importantly, above someone else .
Tipping is like charity. People should be given a fairer more level economic field to not have to beg tips from wealthy people..
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Re: $100 tips

Post by John Bingham » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:49 pm

jaynewcastle wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:21 pm
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.
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Re: $100 tips

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:00 pm

We typically kick in 1,000r to whichever waiter served us the most in a pork and rice joint, it's enough to be worth putting in the pocket, not enough to be embarrassing to anyone.
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Re: $100 tips

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:47 pm

usually give them the change if its a dollar or less, or leave that much out of the change, its not very often i leave and take all the change unless i need the money to get a moto/tuk tuk
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Re: $100 tips

Post by StroppyChops » 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.
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Re: $100 tips

Post by Jamie_Lambo » 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
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Re: $100 tips

Post by Cam Nivag » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:37 am

I once saw a Riverside Bistro waitress refuse a 500 riel tip. I'd say a 1000 riel tip in any Western-oriented place is inappropriate.

You'll notice that at the better run Western establishments, the staff will give you change in such a way that makes it easier to tip them appropriately. Like if your meal costs $4.75 at Freebird and you hand over a $10 bill, they're almost certainly going to hand you five one dollar bills and 1000 riel.

At a pork and rice place the guy will probably just give you a $5 bill and 1000 riel. Then it's fair to give him a 1000 riel tip.
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Re: $100 tips

Post by Cruisemonkey » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:53 am

kiwiincambodia wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:17 pm
I normally tip a dollar or two depending on how long my session is.
One dollar 'short time', two dollar 'long time'?
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$100 tips

Post by kiwiincambodia » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:37 am

Cruisemonkey wrote:
kiwiincambodia wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:17 pm
I normally tip a dollar or two depending on how long my session is.
One dollar 'short time', two dollar 'long time'?
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