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Hello, can anyone please tell me if tips are included in service fees for services at salons for hair and nails, like the restaurants? Thank you for your reply.
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Old 19.06.2016, 19:48
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Yes, they are. But, like in bars and restaurants, I (and everyone I know) always leave something.
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Re: Tipping

Tip if you want to. Don't tip if you don't want to.

Nobody will care or think any more or less of you either way.
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Old 19.06.2016, 21:44
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Hello, can anyone please tell me if tips are included in service fees for services at salons for hair and nails, like the restaurants? Thank you for your reply.
Unless you go to a place that has been strongly recommended by someone else, you rarely feel the urge to tip a hairdresser here anyway......

But when you do it (if you really feel like), they're quite happy.
Same in restaurants etc.
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Old 19.06.2016, 22:02
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Unless you go to a place that has been strongly recommended by someone else, you rarely feel the urge to tip a hairdresser here anyway......

But when you do it (if you really feel like), they're quite happy.
Same in restaurants etc.
I believe leaving a tip makes a huge difference to the services received in the long term in places you visit regularly. Saying it makes no difference seems a bit daft, really. We always leave a tip in cash, if we pay by card, and give it in person to the waiter- and they DO remember. At hairdresser's, I round up. Not a huge tip, but certainly appreciated and noticed for sure.
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I believe leaving a tip makes a huge difference to the services received in the long term in places you visit regularly. Saying it makes no difference seems a bit daft, really. We always leave a tip in cash, if we pay by card, and give it in person to the waiter- and they DO remember. At hairdresser's, I round up. Not a huge tip, but certainly appreciated and noticed for sure.
I partly agree with that. I have tried many hairdressers here, also without any recommendation in advance but was really pleased with the result only a few times, situations in which I tipped. Or rather - rounded up.
I have found someone I like and of course and I always "round up" as you say, pay by card and then hand in a small(ish) tip in cash. Yes, they do remember you (I'm unforgettable because of my hair anyway), and are pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately, there's no point in coming back to bad hairdressers.

As for restaurants - I do know how much work is back there in the kitchen so I always tip, even when the food was mediocre. Again, people are pleasantly surprised here in the German side.
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Old 21.06.2016, 19:57
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Hello, can anyone please tell me if tips are included in service fees for services at salons for hair and nails, like the restaurants? Thank you for your reply.
Today's issue of Cooperation includes an article about tipping in Switzerland and some other countries.

In French: Pourboire - le juste montant
(Hairdressers under "Autres services")

In German: Zahlen, bitte!
(Hairdressers under "Und andere?")
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Old 21.06.2016, 20:01
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Re: Tipping

I tend to tip in restaurants, and probably would in salons too if I frequented such places, but not because of any expectations of better service. They should already be giving me good service anyway; that's their job.
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Old 21.06.2016, 20:32
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I'm old fashioned with tipping. Good service gets a tip and bad service doesn't. Cheesy, in your face style service gets ignored.

My dad always told me to tip the first member of bar staff to serve me, particularly as I'm a short arse who often gets overlooked at the bar. The majority of the time, that member of staff will remember the tip and not ignore me when the 6ft+ guys are looming over my head.

My OH is a ridiculous tipper. I've known him tip 50% of the bill for particularly good service. I've also known him to negotiate a discount when things haven't been up to scratch. In the places where we've been regulars, my OH is always welcomed with open arms and often free drinks with staff or owners at the end of the night.
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Old 21.06.2016, 23:20
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Re: Tipping

My hairdresser is fabulous and does a great job, I always give her one before I leave.
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Re: Tipping

Aside from bars and hairdressers .. Do you ever tip, for example the COOP delivery man??

I don't and generally I only ever tip if something was extra good. For example my local auberge always goes a bit extra and makes sure the kids are happy..

But recently I notice the COOP delivery guy sort of pausing and looking at me after I sign the little screen.. Do some people tip them?? It's not even like it's the same guy each time, like the postman who got a nice bottle of wine at christmas because he's a good guy.
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Old 08.01.2017, 13:58
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Re: Tipping

2 chuffs always helps..
if nothing its a token of kindness.

PS: yesterday i was trying to find parking near a kids play area, one of the staff helped and i thanked him with a coin, i could see the happiness on his face, though he was blushing at the unexpected tip..

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2 chuffs always helps..
if nothing its a token of kindness.

PS: yesterday i was trying to find parking near a kids play area, one of the staff helped and i thanked him with a coin, i could see the happiness on his face, though he was blushing at the unexpected tip..

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This is the difference, to me.. That person who helped you did it because they wanted to, a sort of goodness..

My COOP delivery cost me 15chf .. So there was no goodness there
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Old 08.01.2017, 14:04
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Re: Tipping

We've automatically extended tips in our local restaurants, and more often than not they're returned by staff who have seemed embarrassed.

Even the TCS (road patrol) man who came out yesterday refused the tip I offered him.

Now I rarely bother to tip at all in Switzerland.
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Aside from bars and hairdressers .. Do you ever tip, for example the COOP delivery man??

I don't and generally I only ever tip if something was extra good. For example my local auberge always goes a bit extra and makes sure the kids are happy..

But recently I notice the COOP delivery guy sort of pausing and looking at me after I sign the little screen.. Do some people tip them?? It's not even like it's the same guy each time, like the postman who got a nice bottle of wine at christmas because he's a good guy.
As you say further down delivery is Fr. 15.00, nope I wouldn't plus they're probably on monthly salaries. But I always tip the Mosis-people (food delivery) 10% because when I look at their prices, they must have a lousy salary and they use their own private cars, it seems.
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My hairdresser is fabulous and does a great job, I always give her one before I leave.
My physiotherapist is really talented, but I have never given her one yet.
Maybe at the end of the course I will - but it is paid by the Krankenkasse. Not sure what the protocol is.
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Old 08.01.2017, 16:16
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Aside from bars and hairdressers .. Do you ever tip, for example the COOP delivery man??
No. I did give the DHL man some courgettes though last summer

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No. I did give the DHL man some courgettes though last summer
I read that in the voice of Victoria Wood..
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As you say further down delivery is Fr. 15.00, nope I wouldn't plus they're probably on monthly salaries. But I always tip the Mosis-people (food delivery) 10% because when I look at their prices, they must have a lousy salary and they use their own private cars, it seems.
I do too. Especially when they deliver quickly in crap weather, and when our lift is out. Again!
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