IMHO just consider what you would pay for a tip in a good restaurant for a good meal and
> This is one of my favorite topics. I agree 100 per cent with
> Renee !
> People who work on a cruise ship, do so of their own free
> will! PERIOD, end of story. A tip, a bonus, an incentive to
> your current salary is an extra. Do not demand that i tip
> just to satisfy your salary. All a service person wants is a
> tip, whether they give good service or not. Never once, and i
> mean NEVER, has a service person come back to me and said,
> well im sorry Harry i gave you substandard service, here is
> your tip back or i don't believe i have earned that ush here
> take some back...NO Never happened and never will. I don't
> remember how many times i have asked for salt or ketchup or
> something simple, never to recieve it. Who's fault is that ?
> o i have to remind someone 1000 times for something ? If i
> forget something in my job i get reamed out by my supervisor,
> if i do it a few more times i get written up and told i could
> get fired.
> I brought this situation up on another board...... I have
> had several birthday parties for my wife at a bar/eatery. I
> have gone up to the server or servers and tip them well from
> the beginning stating it's my wives' birthday , please make
> sure she has drinks or whatever. Also when i get my bill at
> the end of the eveening i will tip also. I go out of my way
> to be nice and explain atthe start. GUESS WHAT ? Not once
> have we recieved excellent or superior service, I feel bad
> because i have prepaid for service that i never got. It makes
> me mad. I do not go back to the server , nor do i complain to
> the manager. i will just take my business elsewhere and make
> sure i tell everyone i know how bad it was. I guess the
> server thinks they will not get anymore money. I can't
> understand that, the server would have made a lot.
> I also agree with Renee that people make you feel bad if you
> do not tip, Just like Bridgettes post did. Get some class and
> don't go on her ship ? Also Bridgette, i have never had
> anyone wait on me 24/7 on a cruise ship. On the last night of
> the cruise i saw the cabin steward, so i tipped him before we
> went to dinner. GUESS WHAT..our room was not cleaned that
> night and we had 0 clean towels. So whos fault is that ? HIS
> He got his money and ran without providing the service. Thank
> goodness i stored a few towels away for this.
> Thank you all for letting me rant.
> And by the way Bridgette i won't go on your cruise ship !