gvA Update

How do you tip? It is good to give a tip, especially when someone has provided some good value in service. When you go to a restaurant it is actually expected that you will give a good tip, especially if the waiter or waitress was good with the service provided. The question often is about how much tip to give. At a restaurant , no tip should be less than 10 percent of the value of the meal. On average your tip should be about 15 to 20 percent of the value of the meal. Indeed, you would need to tip bar tenders, hotel bell hops, airport luggage helpers and people who give you personal service of good value. In some parts of the world, people start to expect a tip, just by being around when you are counting your money or paying some one who has provided service. A thing that is gaining traction in Nigeria these days is the expression Happy Weekend. Typically, on Fridays, people, indeed just about any supposedly low paid worker, upon seeing a seemingly rich person would say Happy Weekend sir. This has now gone on so much, there is Happy Monday, Happy Tuesday. Happy everyday. When you say this to a supposedly big man or madam, you expect to be tipped just for saying it. Now, what has become interesting recently is that they can just say morning sir, and that means N500. If the person says morning sir, stamping their foot, that's N1,000. Now, there is no value for this type of greeting, and quite honestly all it implies is that the so-called big man or madam may have gotten his money inappropriately and disproportionately. If you are a big man, realize that bogus tips like this go a long way to validate a certain impression about you and is a disincentive to hard work for the person you think you are helping. There are better ways to help the disadvantaged. Our hidden economics for you.


Posted: Nov 4th, 2014 @ 02:39:48 AM