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comment Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?
"Why is this answer at +20 points? IMHO, almost everything is wrong." Yep, my conclusion is that I will come to this site for answers. There's nothing wrong with not being an expert, but voting without knowing whether an answer is correct is harmful.
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comment Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?
@OlegV.Volkov In many countries, you can also jump a queue and often, people will accept it rather than start a fight, and there is no law that specifies that you should wait your turn at the bakery. This is not about any individual expectations, but about social rules. Disregarding them and getting an unfair advantage often pays in life, but not always. This question is about what the social rules are in particular countries, not whether it pays to be an asshole. You seem to want to argue that the social rules in your country are the only ones that make sense, but this is rather off-topic.
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comment Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?
In Austria tips are exempt from taxes, so they will certainly stay. If you want to go back to the same restaurant, you better tip according to local custom. There are of course many ways besides no tips how you can take advantage of other people.
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comment Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?
It is abolutely incorrect that people don't tip in Austria. If you don't tip it means that you were absolutely unhappy and you will certainly not come back.
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comment Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?
This answer is not correct. If you don't follow the correct custom, you will give offense. Not only does the custom change between countries, it also depends on regions for historic reasons. (For example, Alsace is part ot the German tipping culture, not of the French one.)
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