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Alex March 29th, 2001 06:05 AM

Remember: dining room staff on Carnival ships recieve no sal
 
Remember: dining room staff on Carnival ships recieve no salary, just tips!
(except managers).
Carnival's busboys work in alternative dining as well, cleaning up the tables at breakfast and lunch. Please DO tip at least full suggested amount to waiters and busboys even if you did not go to the dining room some day.

RoboCop March 29th, 2001 12:10 PM

Re: Remember: dining room staff on Carnival ships recieve no
 
Alex,
This is not true. All employees do get a salary or base pay. It is true that this base is very small and ranges in the $75 to $100 a month range. I also agree that one should tip, and tip well if the service warrants. These men and women do work very hard and long hours and if you have the chance to learn something about them you will find that they are really wonderful people.
Jim

Alex March 31st, 2001 05:05 AM

Re: Yes, you are right, Jim
 
I knew that employees on tipping positions recieve 75-100 a month, but the amount is so small, that I just decided not to mention it. Because 100 bucks a month don't make one's happy ;)

There was one lady I served in restaurant... I will remember her forever... At the end of the cruise she and her husband give me envelopes. And at the end of the evening, tired and wet, I open up those envelopes and instead of tips I see postcards with "Thank You" imprinted on them. :) well, you are welcome :) keep smiling, boy.
In the same evening I found out, that she gave exactly the same envelopes with postcard to headwaiter and Maitr'D. :)
I know people dont give tips, give less than it is suggested, some dont come to last dinner and dont tip you at all, but this lady was someting special :)
But I was not upset... I laughed all night long. That was really funny :))


Enjoy your cruise!

Alex

RoboCop March 31st, 2001 08:08 PM

Re: Yes, you are right, Jim
 
Alex, that's terrible of these people! If you receive service, you should tip, if you received good service then you should tip at least the minimum, if you receive very good or exceptional service then you should tip very good to exceptional! I always present the envelopes personally and with my heartfelt thanks as I know the staff works hard and I want them to know I for one appreciate it. Also, my envelopes contain cash.
Jim

Donna March 31st, 2001 08:58 PM

Re: Yes, you are right, Jim
 
Hi Alex,
My envelopes also contain cash, I agree with you, these tips are these workers major income and many of them send a good portion of them back home to their families. I really don't understand how people can get decent service and not have the decency to tip accordingly.

Donnassei

gogetter April 1st, 2001 05:52 PM

Re: Yes, you are right, Jim
 
Hello,

As has been mentioned, always tip...tip better when better service is provided....BUT. what happens if you get bad service and an attitude of i dont care ? I am not saying this has happened to me or happens frequently...but everybody has a bad day once in a while. therefore service has to suffer.

Just a rhetorical question ?

Jim Munkittrick April 17th, 2001 05:30 PM

Re: Yes, you are right, Jim
 
Bad service...reduce the tip accordingly and drop a note to the department head. Good service...increase the tip.
Wanna bet bet that slimoid brags to her friends how she stiffs the service staff on her cruises? Wanna bet she always changes ships? Wanna bet she is the one we have all seen whining about service levels, etc?
There are times when you wish you could revoke membership in the human race from some of our more "fringe" members?

Alex April 18th, 2001 10:57 AM

Re: Perhaps
 
Well, Jim, perhaps she does all that, but I didn't try to find out :)

>>>There are times when you wish you could revoke membership in the human race from some of our more "fringe" members?

Please, Jim, no killngs in the message board ;)

Regards,
Alex

http://alex.outride.com

Jim Munkittrick April 18th, 2001 01:16 PM

Re: Yes, you are right, Jim
 
Oh no!
Pls, don't read me wrong!
I just want to take her membership card!
No nasty stuff, that would put us in the same catagory!
You know, we all have adriver's license, credit card, etc? Well, the next time anyone asked her to prove she was a "decent" person...she couldn't fake it!
Life is to short, there aren't enough cruises, to waste time getting ugly with others, I meant no "negative" comments!


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