Friday, March 10, 2017

Fact of the Day: Japanese Waiters

While leaving a tip is common place (and sometimes mandatory) for wait staff in American restaurants, those who visit Japan should not do the same for waiters and waitresses over there. It's basically viewed as a insult as if you're telling your waiter that they don't make enough. 

8 comments:

  1. Never knew that. Over here they sure take the money and run

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  2. Didn't know this about Japan. In Europe, the tip is always included in the bill. Add to it and you're giving a tip twice.

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  3. Wages in the hospitality industry in Japan are quite high
    and the service is something that American counterparts would
    be well advised to COPY!!!!!!!
    Colin

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  4. interesting! sure we don't mind 'not tipping'!

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  5. You always come up with such interesting facts, Adam!

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  6. I wish restaurants would pay a living wage to the servers here and abolish the whole tipping deal.

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  7. I think waiters in some parts of Japan are getting used to Westerners leaving tips, but most places don't expect you to. That's why a lot of people love going to restaurants in Japan. I know I sure do!

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