Originally posted by lapappas:
We are using private tour guides in 2 ports and are wondering if we are supposed to tip them as we would a cruise employed tour guide. It's my understanding and expectation that one does not tip an owner of a business; afterall, they are keeping every cent of the fee charged. Both of the guides we are hiring are self-employed. Am I correct in my assumption?
Wow, I can't believe I'm reading this!
Do you tip cab drivers? Many of them are self-employed, or didn't that occur to you. What about bellmen at hotels or red-caps at airports??? Do you stiff them as well since they are "self-employed"!?!?
SonnyV - I'm surprised you didn't pick up on the "afterall, they are keeping every cent of the fee charged. Both of the guides we are hiring are self-employed."
bit and just went on to say "if satisfied, blah blah blah".
AM I THE ONLY ONE FEELING OUTRAGED
BY THE ATTITUDE OF LAPAPPAS????