Friday, January 27, 2017

Challenge Myself: Day #167 Don't Forget to Leave A Tip

Today is Day #167 of the Just For Today Challenge. I am also integrating the Live Happy into my daily Challenge. The Live Happy Challenge for today says, don't forget to tip the hostess, and the housekeeping staff.

The book says,

No one enjoys picking up dirty, wet towels and cleaning sinks and showers of soap scum, whiskers, and hair. When you are working out the budget for your trip, try to include tips for the household workers who keep your home away from home clean, sanitary, and fresh.

Housekeepers and motel workers make very little money, yet their work, in addition to being tedious and dirty, is often thankless. Your tip will help them better provide for their families and tells them that you have appreciated their work.

And you can feel happier knowing that your act may change the ugly American perception by some foreigners to a view that Americans are friendly, caring, and generous.

I worked for a couple years in hospitality and it's definitely a thankless job. It seems that no one tips anymore. Here in the states housekeeping staff in many places are only paid minimum wage (at least we were where I worked). Waitresses are often only paid a half of minimum wage and rely on tips to make up the rest of their wages.

Just For Today: I am happy helping others- even if it is only a small token of a form of kindness.

From the book Live Happy

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