(Closed) Tipping at an all inclusive… in Mexico

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is a great post. I always try to leave some things behind for the housekeeping staff. clean clothes that I didn’t use and can live without, etc…

Remember that if you leave money or an item, its important to leave a note saying that is for housekeeping to keep for themselves. If you don’t leave a note, they HAVE TO turn it in to their managers and they often don’t get to keep it…I learned that in the Dominican Republic, where minimun wage is also very low…

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Keep in mind that cost of living is much lower there than in the US, which keeps wages low. 

While I always end up tipping (usually too much), I do it because I feel like those in the services businesses bust their butts all the time and are likely less fortunate than I am. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh, also keep in mind that waiters/waitresses generally have a lower minimum wage than maids/etc because of tips.  (At least this is how it is in the States.)  If the tips don’t add up to minimum wage, then the employer must add on money to meet minimum wage.  Because of this, servers may not actually make much more than those that don’t get tips.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m from Mexico and yes the minimun wage is low, but keep in mind people working in the hospitality industry don’t get paid a minimun wage, that’s usually for people working as blue collar workers in manufacturing.

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