Free Breakfast Tipping: Day 141

I decided as part of my vacation guide responsibilities that instead of heading to the well known national parks in the area like Zion and Bryce Canyon on the first day, I would instead take them on a slot canyon hike. Neither have ever done slot canyon hiking before and it’s pretty unforgettable the first time you do it. There are a lot of great slot canyons to hike in the area. One of my favorites is the Wire Pass trail which leads into Buckskin Gulch which is located in Vermilion Cliffs national monument. It’s a wonderful slot canyon hike because of the beautiful colors of the canyon walls and there are no need for ropes to do the hike (although there are some sections where y

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5 Responses to Free Breakfast Tipping: Day 141

  1. CB in the City says:

    Well, I will certainly give a biased answer, as I used to be one of those breakfast workers. It was not typical to get a tip but very, very much appreciated. It made all the difference in how my morning felt.

    I think you should continue to do what is important to you despite the challenge. Everyone, no matter what their income, does the things that are important to them.

  2. Denise Armeson says:

    I tip when I get good or even average service. When I get poor or durly service I do not tip. I of course take onto consideration on how busy it is. Sometimes I have received the worst service when it has been slw.

  3. Lisa says:

    For me, decisions like this represent the difference between being frugal and cheap. I define frugal as being thrifty and budget minded, but only to the extent that it affects me. Once my frugality starts affecting others, I am being cheap. For example, I may buy used goods at a garage sale for myself, but I wouldn’t give a used toaster as a wedding gift. I may use a coupon at a restaurant, but I would still tip the server appropriately. Of course there can be circumstances where you truly cannot afford some things or be as generous as you would like, but that’s another quandary.

  4. jim says:

    I tip at least 20 – 25 % of the total bill ALL the time. I’ve never really had bad service difficult sometimes, but due to extenuating circumstances. I’ve been broke and I know what these people are dealing with. I’ve never regretted it – I’ve always done it happily. Reap what you sow.

  5. teresa says:

    I always tip breakfast servers, they don’t get paid well and are underappreciated. I compliment anyone who does a good job at any establishment, it doesn’t cost anything and it can make a crappy job a little bit better. Tipping maids at hotels is also a great thing to do, you may pay a lot for the lodging but it doesn’t go to them.

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