Keep the Change

Keep the Change

A Clueless Tipper's Quest to Become the Guru of the Gratuity

Book - 2010
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Beginning with a history of tipping, Dublanica breaks down a dizzying variety of service-related exchanges along with the inner worlds of casino dealers and sex-trade workers and even provides a couple of tip-helpful appendixes.
Publisher: New York : Ecco Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780061787287
Branch Call Number: 331.21 DUB 2010
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 22 cm

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Basileus
Jan 13, 2012

As an earlier commentor posted, this book deals with the American business of tipping, which seems criminal to me. So I would be hesitant to apply the percentages the author gives in this book to service staff in Canada or Europe. But if you travel to the US often, you might want to read this book so as not to come across as a cheapskate, if you care about what service staff thinks of you.

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Brian_Shaw
Jan 10, 2012

Fun and informative book the history (not too much) and practice of tipping. A light read.

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espresso_romance
Jun 17, 2011

This book is written by an American for an American style service industry. Canadians take note -- service industry workers in the USA who work for tips do not usually make a minimum wage. They make less than minimum wage and are expected to make up the rest of their earnings in tips hussling their butt for you. In Canada, this practice, from what I know, is illegal. In the USA, it's rampant. So as a Canadian, if you're ever in the States, tip 15% or more. This doesn't just go for eating at a restaurant though and if you've ever wondered how to tip bathroom attendents, bartenders, strippers, prostitutes, car valets, mechanics, etc, this book will teach you. This book is also not for the faint of heart -- if you're uncomfortable with foul language and his chapters on strippers and prostitutes, don't pick this book up. HOWEVER, if you, like I do, have a cruder sense of humour and enjoy things written sardonically and with much sarcasm, you will enjoy this book. Foul language and imagery abounds! But it's still an intellectual and interesting book at the same time.

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