Tipping is quite common here in Egypt. People here tip all kind of service workers, from waiters to luggage clerks.…
Tipping is quite common here in Egypt. People here tip all kind of service workers, from waiters to luggage clerks. But how is it like in other countries? Here is how it works in a couple of very different countries around the globe.
In Switzerland, people often round-up bills and to leave gratuities to hotel staff and workers. However, the country has one of the highest minimum wages in the world: waiters, for instance, earn over $4,000 a month. Thus, they are not as dependent on tips as their American counterparts.
As for an Asian country such as Japan, it is socially acceptable on occasions such as weddings, funerals, and special events, but on more common situations, it can actually make the receiver feel belittled, if not insulted. This is why hotel staff are usually trained to not accept tips in the most polite manner.