您是否想知道 社会上可以接受的 amount to leave as a 小费 at a nice restaurant? What about how much you should leave a housekeeper/maid at your hotel? And how much should you give the valet when he or she brings your car around?
这个词的起源不清楚-一种理论说“tip” is shorthand for “to insure promptness”;另一个建议’来自17世纪小偷ief语的意思“to give.”无论如何，欧洲贵族都普及了将酬金拖给东道主的习惯’仆人，以及到1800年代中期，富裕的美国人希望炫耀他们在欧洲的精湛技艺，将这种习俗带回家了。
Restaurants and rail operators, notably Pullman, embraced 小费ping primarily, Jayaraman says, because it enabled them to save money by hiring newly freed slaves to work for 小费s alone. Plenty of Americans frowned upon the practice, and a union-led movement begat bans on 小费ping in several states. The fervor spread to Europe, too, before fizzling in the United States—by 1926, the state 小费ping bans had been repealed.
Okay, so it sounds like 小费ping has less than philanthropic origins in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean you can choose not to 小费. Tipping for good service nowadays is expected nearly everywhere, in part because service sector jobs pay low wages—and workers do rely on 小费s to make up the difference.
Consider the following rough guidelines for 小费ping amounts:
- You should 小费 15 to 20 percent at a restaurant where the meal is sit down and service is good (i.e. you’re served by a dedicated waiter or waitress; it’s not “fast food” or “self serve”)
- You should 小费 $1 to $3, or more if you feel generous, to the valet who pulls your car around—but 小费ping more than a buck or two is purely optional
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