ARTICLE NOT READY YET: Tip Jars in Buffet Breakfast Areas of Hotel Properties

Editor’s Note: This article was accidentally prematurely posted. Please find the actual article here; and please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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ARTICLE NOT READY YET: Tip Jars in Buffet Breakfast Areas of Hotel Properties

Sleep Inn Beaver - Beckley

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

Should Breakfast Attendants at Hotels Receive Tips and Gratuities From Guests?


Gratuities and tips have long been controversial with regards to travel and dining — to the point of contentiousness from all sides of the issue, as evidenced by the following articles which I wrote for The Gate over the years…

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

7 thoughts on “ARTICLE NOT READY YET: Tip Jars in Buffet Breakfast Areas of Hotel Properties”

  1. Christian says:

    I am more pro-tipping than most people but I find this to be pretty crass and tasteless.

  2. colleen says:

    TBH, posting a comment without first reading the article is a long-standing internet tradition.

    Don’t believe me? Just check out twitter.

  3. DaninMCI says:

    Can’t they just add this to the resort or destination fee 🙂

  4. Maxwell says:

    “This article was accidentally prematurely posted. “. Is it the custom of this blog todeliberately prematurely post articles as well? Enquiring kinda wish to know.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      No, Maxwell

      …but this article was already out too long to simply remove it by the time I caught the error; so I left it. I own up to my mistakes.

      If you do not believe me, you are more than welcome to review for yourself the past 13.5 years of thousands of articles posted at The Gate since August 18, 2006 to see that the posting of articles prematurely virtually never happens…

      1. Maxwell says:

        Dear Brian. I think you missed my point, namely my making light of the redundancy in saying accidentally prematurely published versus just prematurely published.

        1. Brian Cohen says:

          I’m so sorry that I missed the levity, Maxwell! I was not happy that the article posted before I was finished with it.

          Hmm…I did not think that was redundant; but now that I think about it, I suppose you are correct.

          Please accept my apology for accidentally prematurely thinking that you meant something different…?!?

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