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Old 07-19-2006, 03:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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thats a nice living for a fucking waitress!!!! jesus christ....
I am affraid to mention the free health insurance .. on the bright side, we do pay taxes (about 50%)
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've always learned that 15% is the norm. I usually round that up so that the total is in even dollars (for instance a $16.73 bill, I'd give a twenty and leave the $3.27 change on the table, and that's more like 19%). If they're really good, I might throw an extra dollar or two in (especially on higher priced restaurants).

I get my haircuts for $5, I leave a $2 tip. Pizza guy gets the same tip as waiter guy (unless there's a delivery charge that we know goes to the delivery guy, in which case, I just round up the bill to the nearest dollar). Other than that, I don't have any other peeps to tip.
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That's not paying, that is being raped... anally... by spooky, and Keith.... at the same time.
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That's not paying, that is being raped... anally... by spooky, and Keith.... at the same time.
..well the treatment at the hospital is free.. (as well as all education, including university)
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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..well the treatment at the hospital is free.. (as well as all education, including university)
Is that tiered or does everyone pay about 50%? 50% for someone making $200,000USD won't hurt as much it would for someone making $30,000.

Not bad, though, what with the cost of education and good medicine in the States.

Free dental, too?
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I usually tip 10-15% on restaurants and on deliveries that are free (food). On hardware I'll give according to the size of the package, you get more for delivering my new monitor than you will for my new GPU even though it costs less(I'm not gonna tip 60$ for a package that fits in my the palm of my hand...).
I'll tip a barman for my drink. A taxi driver for helping me with my luggage, driving fast but safely and not being assholes (rare).
This is all pretty much on par with the general unwritten rules in Israel.

People who make a delivery to my house get treated as guests, they'll get something to drink and get treated nicely. Unless my package is all smashed up.
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:34 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I've always learned that 15% is the norm. I usually round that up so that the total is in even dollars (for instance a $16.73 bill, I'd give a twenty and leave the $3.27 change on the table, and that's more like 19%). If they're really good, I might throw an extra dollar or two in (especially on higher priced restaurants).

I get my haircuts for $5, I leave a $2 tip. Pizza guy gets the same tip as waiter guy (unless there's a delivery charge that we know goes to the delivery guy, in which case, I just round up the bill to the nearest dollar). Other than that, I don't have any other peeps to tip.

$5 haircuts? from the 80 year old chinese guy with clippers and a bowl?
If you don't come out looking like an idiot you might consider paying double....heck at Supercuts you could even have some chick rub her boobs on your arm while she's at it

As a general rule I tip 1 dollar for every 6 dollars on the bill...easy math

We run a service company and charge labor as a line Item at nearly $100 per hour. Very rarely is a tip offered. (Especially from a "renter" who isn't even paying the bill and are the biggest whiners on someone elses dime..oops rant for another thread)
Although since we fix Air conditioners cold drinks are often offered.

I'd never expect a tip in our line of work....It is service but it just seems like doing a good job is expected and is its own reward.
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Is that tiered or does everyone pay about 50%? 50% for someone making $200,000USD won't hurt as much it would for someone making $30,000.

Not bad, though, what with the cost of education and good medicine in the States.

Free dental, too?
It's a tiered system. You pay extra if you earn more than $52000 (i.e 40% of the workforce). The total taxes can not be more than 59%

Dental is not included. There is an insurance system set up to cover some of the costs for dental services and medicine(drugs) (which is NOT free).

All in all, the system is set up a bit different here. Everybody has a chance to get an education (law, medicine, computer science .. anything) and if you get sick you will be treated. (so you can become a productive member of society again) on the flip side taxes have to be paid to cover this cost.

on a totally unrelated note: prostitution is legal (but not many "women of the night" pay taxes, which is illegal) .. do you tip a hooker?
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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That is fascinating, I didn't know any of this about Denmark.
So over there essentially everyone has the exact same opportunities they could take advantage of.
Is threre a noticable seperation of races economically? Over here in general, the poorest are minorities.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:05 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Through the past 7 months I've learned that the more people pay for something the less they want to tip. When a pizza guy delivers pizza it's almost unheard of to not tip them. When I deliver a 700 dollar computer and spend an hour setting it up I don't normally get tipped. When Keith and Chemda do a clown job they get relatively small tips considering the service they provided. I just think that it is strange the way tips seem to be done. Even more surprising is the tiny fraction of people that will offer me a cold beverage when I'm crawling around under their dusty computer desk on a 110 degree day. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that I should be tipped 50 dollars for every computer I deliver but even 5 dollars would be nice. On average, when I do get tipped, I'll get 10-15 dollars. I get tipped maybe, maybe, once every 2 weeks. It's simply not right. What are your views on tipping?

I think there is a difference between tipping a pizza boy and tipping a professional. My perception is that tipping is always a good idea, but I have been in the situation when I didn't know if it was appropriate to tip. I would tip a computer installer, but what about the electric company, satellite guy or
gas man? Most tipping sites don't offer any insight as to tipping professionals
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