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#201 MIKE POWELL

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:51 PM

Let's see what kind of service you get on the DD when I inform the crew of your negative attitude towards tipping!

Ask Scuby about the help he got when he had problems with his camera equipment....when you have an experienced photographer as crew it pays to treat them well!

You might want to fork over your 15% tip in advance to the DD crew :P

I might just have to join you on that trip...won't that be fun!? :)

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Do Americans tip air hostesses and pilots. No, why on earth not !!!!!

Imagine the crews tip on an A380.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:56 PM

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:00 PM

Let's see what kind of service you get on the DD when I inform the crew of your negative attitude towards tipping!

Ask Scuby about the help he got when he had problems with his camera equipment....when you have an experienced photographer as crew it pays to treat them well!

You might want to fork over your 15% tip in advance to the DD crew :P

I might just have to join you on that trip...won't that be fun!? :)

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So, am I to infer from what you have written, that the crew can't be bothered to do the job they are paid to do, unless they know they are going to get a tip?
I think you have just done what appears to be a professional boat a great disservice.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:06 PM

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:10 PM

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:43 PM

Hey guys,

Can we please pick up the level of conversation; name calling has no place here. We get the fact that you two donít agree.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:44 PM

What makes you think I'm not part of the crew? Ask Scott if a guy named Mike might be crew on your trip!

I'm laughing so hard I just wet myself!

Until then!

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:46 PM

Party pooper! :P



Hey guys,

Can we please pick up the level of conversation; name calling has no place here. We get the fact that you two donít agree.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:31 PM

Do Americans tip air hostesses and pilots. No, why on earth not !!!!!

Imagine the crews tip on an A380.

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That one is easy. Because airlines pay their employees a decent salary.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:50 PM

That one is easy. Because airlines pay their employees a decent salary.

And don't you think (e.g)Jim gets a fair whack off his customers as it is!? They love him that much you give him 10-15% more, what good friends they are!

Yes Mike earnt his tip off me on the DD, but thats the culture All the boats ask for it, he would have done that anyway even if it wasnt the culture, hes a top man is Mike, lending me his hot shoe connector harness.
Not had time to read all of this sorry if I've missed something!

Edited by Scubysnaps, 31 January 2011 - 10:53 PM.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:46 PM

That one is easy. Because airlines pay their employees a decent salary.

And yet I and a couple of friends have given tips to individual flight staff for extraordinary service (and letters of commendation to the airline). I still run into the same flight attendant once in a while and she still does exemplary work, but she doesn't expect a tip from me every time she's working on my flight. That is what a tip is for, to reward excellent service.

And don't you think (e.g)Jim gets a fair whack off his customers as it is!? They love him that much you give him 10-15% more, what good friends they are!

Yes Mike earnt his tip off me on the DD, but thats the culture All the boats ask for it, he would have done that anyway even if it wasnt the culture, hes a top man is Mike, lending me his hot shoe connector harness.
Not had time to read all of this sorry if I've missed something!


Paul, I do believe the tips on all boats go to the crew (engineering, kitchen. dive staff etc). I've yet to hear of boat owners getting a cut of the tips, unless it's charged to the credit card, then they may take back the service fee etc. Cruise directors etc yes, but not owners. I think you are mistaken there, unless you know Jim personally and he's told you he takes a cut of the tips?

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:00 AM

I dont Drew, it was just an example and one which is highlighted in recent posts, where a premium rate has been charged, surely if Jim charges such a high rate he should pay his staff a high rate also? As you say thats when I would tip, I even have done it in the UK, when people go out of their way to give excellent service, I just dont like it where they expect it because theyre American, or I even was asked to tip at a Maldives Dive Centre, not that I wouldnt have but when they ask, I hate that, its like grovelling/begging. I even wanted to tip the guy who went out of his way to get me the best price possible in Avis at Miami airport for a Camaro! Nobody could have tried harder to please than he did!
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:49 AM

American V's the rest thing again... I dont know to what you refer Jeff. I was just saying Americans as they are the ones that generally tip. Why is everyone so bloody sensative. And I never implied that they are dumb either. I was asking what I thought was a valid question.

Amercians ( or what ever nationality ) tip taxi drivers and waiters, so do they tip air hostesses and pilots. Simple question. I am just trying to work out why tipping is selective, in that ( some nationalities ) tip some people but not others. ie tip a waiter but not an airhostess, tip a captain of a liveaboard but not a pilot of a plane.

Thats all I was saying. I wasnt trying to to cause world war 3

And its Stew not Stu. :P Geoff, I mean Jeff

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Well, to be honest we have a few Americanisms filtered down through the years... Some good , some bad....

Complaining about crap food/service ... We Brits don't do it enough although we are getting better

Over-eating at fast food joints... Muffin tops here we come.

Tipping... Still debatable.

Blue on Blue... Thankfully this is not so frequent.

Multi screen cinema's ... Cool

Cwoffee shops ... Bring back tea!!!

Etc Etc

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:58 AM

Do they sell tea at Starbucks? I thought one drinks tea only when they are sick. :P
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:54 PM

Do they sell tea at Starbucks? I thought one drinks tea only when they are sick. :)
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Starbucks!!! how crass ... Tea is in a class of its own old bean ... :P

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 02:43 PM

Blue on Blue... Thankfully this is not so frequent.


What's this? Something like a Black and Tan?
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:05 PM

What's this? Something like a Black and Tan?

Blue on blue is the common name for 'friendly fire'. As in one set of troops firing on their allies. Generally a very bad day out for all involved.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:13 PM

To all those I may have offended with my replies to this post...My apologies!

As you can tell this is sore subject with me...refer to the "tipping scene" in the movie Reservoir Dogs...a classic!

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:05 PM

The more we're asked/ intimidated for a tip, the more it is reduced.

Edited by okuma, 01 February 2011 - 07:06 PM.

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