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Tex L. Horn
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Does anyone have any suggestions on the proper tip for captain on fishing half day charter, Pemex attendants, etc. I usually tip 20 per cent for food and drink, plus or minus depending on service. Thanks.

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This was edited because of the sad nature of and abusive nature set by a few obviously unhappy individuals. Tex, ask on the fishing board.

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Susan C wrote: At Pemex when they wash my windows usually 5 pesos. When they check my tires and add air 10 pesos.
Lol.  30 cents, really?  That's really being cheap.  20 to 50 pesos is more appropriate.  The other stuff is right.




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i thought the same about the pemex tip. to each his own. i am not a big spender,but i am fair. and i have the loose change. remember what we spent on starbux daily? lol its worth it for them to remember me,have small talk,and I never worry about being screwed.

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I wash my own windows. I don't go to Starbucks. But hey, if that's all it takes to keep from getting screwed?

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I've never had my truck tires checked when filling at Pemex, and wouldn't want it. But, if they wash my windows, and that is rarely, I tip 10 pesos, more if I have a handful of change.

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good for you will rogers. big time attitude,but whatever ;)
 

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I usually tip at Pemex whatever the loose change is plus a bit if the windows get washed, etc. 20% or more on food and drink depending on service/server attitude.

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Discussions about tipping seem to always range from 'you are a cheapskate' to 'you are spoiling them'. 50 pesos for washing a windshield? That is an insult to people that work hard for 50 pesos an hour. If you feel like being a big tipper, do it. But don't call others cheap. I have never been with a Mexican that tipped anything at Pemex. Maybe some do.

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RichD wrote: Discussions about tipping seem to always range from 'you are a cheapskate' to 'you are spoiling them'. 50 pesos for washing a windshield? That is an insult to people that work hard for 50 pesos an hour. If you feel like being a big tipper, do it. But don't call others cheap. I have never been with a Mexican that tipped anything at Pemex. Maybe some do.
Tipping 30 cents in cheap, sorry.  The Mexicans I hang with tip.  Not sure who you are hanging with.


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I would rather give money to places like Meson de Jesus that feed hungry people but do what ever you like.

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personally,i can afford to do both. gracias a Dios.i put in many hours
helping at mason de Jesus. but this is comparing apples to oranges.  from me,Pemex guys get loose change. charities get cash ;)

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That is commendable. It seems the original poster was asking for what is customary. When I first came here I had no idea it was customary to tip those that bag your groceries or pump your gas. Some of the people I hang with are those that work very hard for 50 pesos an hour and I still maintain it is an insult to them to pay someone that already gets a decent salary 50 pesos for 2 minutes work. I see tipping as a way of saying thank you, a courtesy. Others see tipping as a way to ensure good service in the future. Nothing wrong with being generous but I resent the implication that people are cheap if they don't tip at the highest level. Last word on the subject.

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We followed Susan's advice on the fishing captain. I tipped 300 pesos for half day fishing trip. He appeared insulted and tossed the pesos onto the seat. I suppose it depends on the recipient.

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wth?? wow,i m saddened by that. I think you chose
 the wrong captain. most of them are knowledgable and gracious and fun. sorry

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Anyone who is insulted by you giving them money above and beyond what they normally make, should find a job where they make no tips. Money is money, and some work a lot harder for it then others. Not everyone is rich, and to give any extra money is being very generous, no matter what the amount. It is extra, and should be viewed as such. Attitude is everything.

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I go to the "old" station because people say they are the most honest. I get out of the vehicle and watch them zero the pump. I eventually take the nozzle so I can stop it at a the amount I want. When I have containers filled the amount they get in is usually substantially more then the capacity printed on the container.  The one time I pointed out the difference he shrugged his shoulders. 

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long time resident wrote: Anyone who is insulted by you giving them money above and beyond what they normally make, should find a job where they make no tips. Money is money, and some work a lot harder for it then others. Not everyone is rich, and to give any extra money is being very generous, no matter what the amount. It is extra, and should be viewed as such. Attitude is everything.
Waiters and boat captains count on tips as part of their income.

It's not "extra."  If you don't tip 15-20% to a waiter you shouldn't eat out.

If you don't tip a MX boat captain, you have no business going out on the water.


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i agree JZ. nicely said. hard to argue with that  ;)
 

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Tex L. Horn wrote: We followed Susan's advice on the fishing captain. I tipped 300 pesos for half day fishing trip. He appeared insulted and tossed the pesos onto the seat. I suppose it depends on the recipient.
That's $18.  She said 500.  Even if you used him for 1/2 day, you took away the opportunity for him to work more.  Surprised he'd act like that, but you did under tip.

People need to take the current exchange rate into consideration.  A lot of the stuff they do is tied to the $.

I know a dozen+ of the MX captains.  Some of the better captains are now expecting 700 to 1000 per day.  500 was always good when it was closer to a 10 to 1 ratio w/the dollar.



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