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Poland in September-October


zxcvbnm  
16 Jul 2007 /  #1
Hi i need advice...I'm going to Poland Sep.12 and will be staying for a month...this is my first time going there and I was wonderin how the weather is around Sept. and Oct.? also how much is it customary to tip when in a Polish restaurant?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
16 Jul 2007 /  #2
Where are you from ?
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
16 Jul 2007 /  #3
is it customary to tip when in a Polish restaurant?

If you feel the service is worth a tip :) I always tip if well deserved.
OP zxcvbnm  
16 Jul 2007 /  #4
Grzegorz-I'm from Chicago going to Warsaw
Zgubiony- But is there like a percentage that you should tip like here its 15 %
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
16 Jul 2007 /  #5
But is there like a percentage that you should tip like here its 15 %

Here It's usually 0%.
OP zxcvbnm  
16 Jul 2007 /  #6
Oh well thank you for letting me know but I'm still going to tip something
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
16 Jul 2007 /  #7
Zgubiony- But is there like a percentage that you should tip like here its 15 %

I always tip 15-20%
lef 11 | 478  
16 Jul 2007 /  #8
Here It's usually 0%.

Don't believe that you have to tip, (unlike the US where you might get a bullet through your head if you don't) Tiping is a American thing.

I tip if the service and food was good.
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
16 Jul 2007 /  #9
is a American thing

And a courteous thing ;) Wait staff wages are already low.

I tip if the service and food was good

Some don't even do this.
Shawn_H  
16 Jul 2007 /  #10
I tip if the service and food was good.

I am usually chastised for over tipping. Good service - above and beyond - should be recognized.
lef 11 | 478  
16 Jul 2007 /  #11
sometimes depends on how much you have to drink (lol) I take the point that tipping is linked to wages, however the food and drinks are still pretty expensive in the better eating places.

I do believe you pay enough, ie you pay for a glass of water and pay to have your bottle of wine opened.
Shawn_H  
16 Jul 2007 /  #12
Lef, you are right. My better tips are usually reserved for the places that are not so expensive, but the service is still exceptional. The staff at expensive restaurants probably aren't going hungry.
shopgirl 6 | 928  
16 Jul 2007 /  #13
I am usually chastised for over tipping. Good service - above and beyond - should be recognized.

That's good of you. I think the opposite is more often the case.....undertipping.
Shawn_H  
16 Jul 2007 /  #14
For exceptionally poor service, I have left nic. Don't feel great about it, but the point needs to be made sometimes....
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
16 Jul 2007 /  #15
Well for me tipping is all about the service after all its not the poor waiters fault if the chief has dropped rat in your soup, i like to think that when i tip its for good service with a smile and that the money i tip goes into the pocket of those who are dealing face to face with the customers
Shawn_H  
16 Jul 2007 /  #16
good service with a smile

amen.

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