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Polite Tipping is customary in the United States

Correspondents Report

03:59 min | 1 year ago

Polite Tipping is customary in the United States

"Industraliazed tipping for service at restaurants and bars. Of course it's not really thing so traveling to the US where gratuities generally expected and dependent upon by workers. Well trying to work out how much to tip and went to tip can be confusing. It's a question and North American correspondent. James Glendale gets more than almost any other question. So he turned to one of the continent's leading etiquette experts for full and frank explanation. Sometimes it's whispered subtly sometimes it's asked in the middle of a restaurant but pretty much. Every OSCE traveler on the road in the United States. Wants one question answer and it has nothing to do with my day job. How much should you tip? You definitely want to be tipping. Fifteen or twenty percents lizzy post is from the Emily Post Institute an organization. That scene is an American authority on etiquette and how to generally be polite. Fifteen percent is is kind of where we say. The Standard is twenty percent of what we see most often. And I think that's purely because the math is easier and and people do feel good giving a little bit more the second question most ozzy travelers have is who to tip and the least list is fairly extensive after waiters taxi drivers hairdressers and bartenders. All expected tip as standard. We tend to see Bartenders being like one to two dollars per drink or fifteen to twenty percent of the tab things get a little more complicated. If you just getting something from a local cafe or takeaway you have no actual obligation to tip. It's seen as a courtesy to tip and the hotels are whole different ballgame. Where a bunch of people? We'll have their hands out the doorman who helped me with your bag. It's usually a dollar to four dollars per bag or a dollar to five dollars per back. a dollar to when the hail a cab for you You know throw an extra dollar to it's raining and they really were able to get you a dollar bills and I think so I mean yeah when you're looking at you know a couple of dollars for the cleaning person in your hotel room a couple of dollars for the doorman a couple of dollars when the taxi does start to add up and it's a good reason to carry small bills and cash. Americans will tell you that tipping is just all about showing gratitude and rewarding good service. But that's actually not entirely true depending on the state. You're in many of the work is you. Encounter like white is will only in. What's called a tipped? Minimum wage. Futile is an and then rely on tips to supplement the income and pay their bills because of that many Americans pretty deeply divided as to whether or not you should actually scale you tip up and down depending on the quality of the Service. I know this is a great question and I guarantee you. If you have a whole handful of Americans they look have different answers or they fall on one side or the other some people really do choose to vary their tips Based on his service and I personally like when I look at the difference between the two percentages. I'd just rather leave the twenty percent. Although it's not encouraged forgetting to tip if you are a foreign is often politely excused. It's arguably much better than leaving. A small tip like five percent which can be interpreted as a deliberate passive aggressive insult. We might even get quizzed on it so be wound. Yeah it's you well let me put it this way. If you choose to make it optional you will probably leave a lot of really upset people in your weight and I don't think that's generally what people WanNa do on their vacation. I think they wanNA feel good about participating in the place that they came to and this is just one of those one of those aspects of American life and that is perhaps the politest possible way of saying if you coming to the United States prepared to pay up. You don't really have a choice. North America correspondent. Who's not North American Australian? James Glen Day reporting

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Californian earthquake

Correspondents Report

03:55 min | 2 years ago

Californian earthquake

"Earlier this month southern California was rocked by two of the largest earthquakes. The region has experienced in twenty years for one man Jacob Margolis. All is the aftermath of the six point four and seven point. One magnitude tremors was a rare opportunity. It was a chance to remind fellow. Los Angeles residents about seismic seismic safety because few Californians a prepaid for a much bigger catastrophic quake which seismologists say is on the way his North America correspondent James Glen Day out in the middle of the desert one hundred and sixty miles away from where you're standing. There are two enormous tectonic plates that have been trying to slide past ask each other for millions of years but they're stuck today. They slept. That's Jacob Margolis describing a moment many in Los Angeles have buried somewhere way deep in the back of their minds the start of a massive earthquake. That's long being dubbed the big war. There's a huge quake on the San Andreas Fault in southern California. Every hundred years or so we haven't had one for about one hundred sixty early the see the journalists did K._p._C._C. Radio released this podcast on how to survive the coming catastrophe and right now he's in high demand interest in the big one has spiked following recent strong tremors that rattled the region in GonNa take probably nobly I think forty eight seventy two hours is good asking it probably closer to seventy two for outside help to get in and so you'll see roads severed train lines will be severed heard about eighteen hundred people will also die some from the inevitable building collapses some will burn you have a number of both electrical and gas fires that break <music> out and when those fires break out spread very very fast and we do not have enough emergency responders to respond to all the problems that will break out all those fires and the even the mayor of Los Angeles says that's one of his greatest fears and if it hit in like September or October when it's hot and it's like when he <hes> you know just like our hills like neighborhoods. Neighborhoods are going to burn and the water pipes will probably be cracked. Some roads will be impossible and so putting the FIS out could be tough but for the vast majority of people the biggest challenges will come in the weeks afterwards. I mean there's certain things like people won't have like people don't have access to <hes> hospitals. Possibles will be overrun. There's many hospitals in the state eight that are actually not seismically okay <hes> and in addition to that like you won't have access to emergency services for a period of time after the quake they're going to have to be self sufficient and and that's really scary to getting a badly crippled southern. California through such a challenging period requires preparation like bookcases screwed to wolves glass objects removed from key walkways in buildings a few weeks of water and food per household not to mention basic medical supplies so nowhere near enough people already. I I think people struggle and my this is myself included. I lived through the nineteen ninety-four Earthquakes Northridge Earthquake here in Los Angeles. That was supremely destructive. People died. I was out of my home with the kids and. And I still didn't have any of my resources ready. When I started this podcast and breezy it because you don't know and that's coming and so people kind of push it off shirow pressured off the problem with this it can literally happen at any time it can happen while we're recording this right now. It didn't obviously and it might not for decades but on the fourth of July ally when the earth started to shake into magnitude seven point one tremor struck Mr Montgelas felt calm and prepaid. He knew he'd be okay and in this fleeting period of heightened fear in the region. He's urging everyone to get ready now. It cost me fifty bucks to go out and buy enough water for two and a half weeks for a family of three and like if you don't have that kind of money I think it might be worth saving and making that best friend because it's your him so much better off if you have those basic things and that report from a North America correspondent James Glendale.

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