I never understood why the tip was a percentage of the price of the food. If I am at a restaurant and I order a burger for $10 and the person at the next table orders the fish special for $30, why does that person have to tip the same server 3 times what I am tipping? Does the server work harder or differently depending on the cost of each item ordered? Tip should be a flat rate per person.So, if you were a server at a place with “inflated” prices, you’d be OK with only making 2/3 of the socially-accepted norm, whatever that might be? Is there a reason why someone who can pay $50 for a mediocre buffet shouldn’t also tip accordingly? Or is it the server’s responsibility to defray that expense?
I realize that OP simply asked what other people do, but the logic sometimes baffles me.
PS: Tip is included in HDDR rates.
Do you tip house keeping? We tip $1 per person per day (because we are 4 people I actually tip $5). Each day I leave out out $5 for the person cleaning the room that day. Should I tip differently if I am in a standard room or one with a water view? The rooms are the same size. The work is the same, but the cost per night is more expensive.