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Gift to Chinese employee in non-tipping culture: how?

Our cleaning lady is taking her first holiday in a decade to visit her family. I was planning on giving her a cash present in lieu of the money she would have earned at our place, but I don't think she understands tips and I don't want her to feel further obliged to us. This has been a problem in the past because she has very strong views on hard work and duty &c. How should I present the idea (and money) to her in a culturally appropriate way? Am I just overthinking this?
posted by ICanHazQuestion on Jul 16, 2014 - 12 answers

Far from the madding crowd

I pretty much only have time off when everybody else has time off, but I don't enjoy spending my time off with everybody else! What are your general tricks and specific suggestions for enjoying tourist destinations without crowds? I'm especially interested in California (I live in the SF Bay Area), but general ideas and other places are fine too. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on May 24, 2014 - 10 answers

Help Me Have a Lovely Southern Maine Experience

O MeFites of a Maine Persuasion, please recommend to me things and places in Southern Maine in mid-May. [more inside]
posted by julen on Apr 24, 2014 - 13 answers

How do we get a leash on this dog?

Our adorbs rescue puppy is eating out of our hands, playing fetch and generally charming our socks off. But we cannot cannot cannot get a collar on him. Or a leash. [more inside]
posted by amandabee on Apr 10, 2014 - 15 answers

A Broad, Abroad, Alone

In a month, I'll be traveling abroad for the first time, all by my lonesome. Looking for helpful tips for a first-time international traveler. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Nov 13, 2013 - 26 answers

Low-Carb Tips and Tricks

How did you ease into a low-carb lifestyle? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Aug 26, 2013 - 18 answers

Help me put these things I did into resume language

Pimp My Resume: Mommy Edition. How can/should I describe these volunteer things I've done at my kid's schools on my resume? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Feb 12, 2013 - 6 answers

What are your best painless tips for saving money?

What are your best tips for saving money in ways that don't impact your quality of life and don't require much effort? I'm talking about things like: cut the dryer sheets in half, get twice as much out of a single box, impact on quality of laundry = 0, effort = nearly 0.
posted by bq on Jan 14, 2013 - 57 answers

Baby tips for car-free biking couple in Washington DC?

We're Brits in Washington DC about to have our first baby! We have bicycles but don't own a car (use Zipcar / taxis). All the standard baby-prep advice seems to assume owning a car... so do you guys have any tips for car-free baby living? In particular: car seats (for occasional use / quick installation), diaper services and bike trailers? Details inside! [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on Nov 18, 2012 - 16 answers

How have you gamified your life?

How have you gamified your life? [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Oct 14, 2012 - 20 answers

Bleach... Noooooooo!

How do I negate or minimize the effects of bleach on my clothes? [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Sep 7, 2012 - 18 answers

Men: How was your mom awesome during your teen years?

Men: how was your mom awesome during your teenage years? [more inside]
posted by SinAesthetic on Aug 29, 2012 - 20 answers

Do I tip out at the end or with each drink?

When at a bar/pub, I default to tipping on each drink (cash is easy to remember this way, for me). When they hold a running tab, what is the appropriate etiquette when cashing out at the end of the night? [more inside]
posted by CrystalDave on Jul 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Brooklyn tips

Brooklyn! I'm going to be in you for three days. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jan 30, 2012 - 13 answers

How to break down day care holiday tips

With our daughter having been in a couple of classes at her day care this year, and there being several floating carers who also take care of her, we're not sure how best to tip. Do we need to gift everyone the same or can we weight some teachers if they've spent more time with our daughter? [more inside]
posted by NailsTheCat on Dec 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Fashion 101 for the Tall and Clueless

How can a tall 20-something female become fashionable on a budget? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Sep 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Do we tip the babysitter?

Do we tip the babysitter? [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Jul 23, 2011 - 30 answers

Planning a trip, want a tech toy to "make it all easy"

Is there some kind of easy, intuitive, free trip-planner out there that goes beyond just "start here, end there?" [more inside]
posted by Ys on Jul 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Guy gets on the MTA...

General tips for riding the LA MTA Rail? (Red Line in particular, if you'd like.) [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on May 10, 2011 - 6 answers

iWant my kid to have fun with an iPad while we travel

My 8-year-old son and I are about to go on a trip which will require two 6-hour plane trips. A friend is going to lend me an iPad to take on the trip. So what can I load on it to amuse my kid? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Apr 9, 2011 - 29 answers

job, interview, skype, video, conference, call

I have a job interview tomorrow via Skype; it was supposed to be via the company's own internal system, but alas, we have to fall back on Skype. Tips for making me look good? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Mar 15, 2011 - 25 answers

Negotiating tips to help buy a used Toyota Camry?

Tips for negotiating the price of a used car, namely a used Toyota Camry, years 2007-2010? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Brazilian traveling to US. Landing in Miami and driving up to NY. Throw all the hints you can at me!

Brazilian traveling to US. Landing in Miami and driving up to NY, SF and Vegas. Could you share interesting places to stop, see, etc.? [more inside]
posted by fcoury on Nov 20, 2010 - 10 answers

How much to tip the hairdresser??

How much do you tip your hairdresser (if at all)?? [more inside]
posted by Mnky197 on Nov 6, 2010 - 41 answers

More cabbage, please

Your tips for cooking cabbage and favorite cabbage recipes, please! [more inside]
posted by mlo on Nov 1, 2010 - 40 answers

Want to help me buy my first car?

Help a teenager buy her first car. Knows next to nothing about cars so tell me: where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Saebrial on Oct 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Indonesian hijinks- where to?

(Travel filter) Where should we go in Indonesia? Going there for 5 weeks in December, from Australia. We are not interested in kicking it with our compatriots in Kuta or generally, on staying on any very touristy beach or place for an extended period of time. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Jul 9, 2010 - 15 answers

New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of....wait....what?

Driving to NYC from Philly this weekend and could use some help navigating in, around and out of the Big Apple. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on May 13, 2010 - 19 answers

How do Vegetarians and Carnivores cook & eat together and both be happy?

My mom is going vegetarian. My father is a meat & potato kinda guy. Help me come up with plans and strategies that will won't make either one miserable. [more inside]
posted by julen on Apr 29, 2010 - 23 answers

Where to go in France with a 3-year-old?

Help us plan our summer trip to France. Did I mention we're taking a 3-year-old? [more inside]
posted by sbrollins on Apr 21, 2010 - 7 answers

April blues...

Tax question. [more inside]
posted by melangell on Apr 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Quiet you

How do I read without talking to myself? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Mar 26, 2010 - 22 answers

Cooking with white whole wheat flour - avoiding the funk!

I'm eager to add white whole wheat flour to quickbreads and other baked goods, but every time the resulting product has a strong, white-wheat-funky aftertaste. Almost sour. Am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
posted by lillygog on Mar 16, 2010 - 16 answers

Tipping when waitstaff get paid minimum wage

As a result of my family, I've been a fairly mindful tipper for restaurants/bars/etc. involving service and have adjusted the percentage I tip based on what's considered the norm irrespective of quality of service (now, doubling tax which is close to 10% in CA and rounding up). I ran across minimum wages for tipped employees as a result of an argument with a cheap tipper and discovered that in CA waitstaff is paid at least minimum wage ($8, and higher in SF) without tip credit. I've looked at previous AskMes about dealing with bad tippers, contextual tipping, and others. Knowing that tipping in CA no longer goes toward maintaining basic wages, (based on size/# of staff, i.e. tip out), would it be socially acceptable to move toward a quality-based criteria for the value of the tip, and what would you consider an appropriate minimum assuming a properly run restaurant where employees are getting paid on-time and full salaries? Feel free to correct me if I've misunderstood anything.
posted by palionex on Feb 28, 2010 - 43 answers

What to blend with new immersion blender?

I just got a brand new immersion blender. What should I blend? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Nov 24, 2009 - 34 answers

I could almost handle the headaches, but I can I handle the stupids?

Tips & tricks for adapting to the side effects of Topamax (topiramate) for a full-time office worker & part-time grad student? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Nov 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Last minute advice for solo trip to Paris?

I'm heading off to Paris for four days, and I'm starting to get a bit nervous that I'll forget something important. I've never been to Paris, and I haven't been to Europe for fifteen years. I'll be staying by myself in a hotel in Arondissement 7. I'm wondering if you can help me out with any last-minute tips or things I'm likely to have forgotten. [more inside]
posted by cider on Oct 9, 2009 - 25 answers

I like sugar and spice, but which ones are nice?

I like cooking, and I have a variety of spices, but I have never learned how to really use them. How should I learn to use them? What are some tips for trying things out? Do you have any any good recipes that highlight particular spice blends in traditional or unusual ways? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 29, 2009 - 16 answers

Cooking Novice Attemps Salmon Dish in Quest for Love!

I'm a complete novice cook, but I'm cooking salmon tagliatelle for my girlfriend on her birthday. I've made it twice for myself but I think it could be better... [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Aug 29, 2009 - 18 answers

Keep the black dog at bay

Depression in University/College: most of you seem to have been through it, do you have any tips? [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on Aug 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Insights gained via one's career

What have you learned through your career, major, or specialization that you wish the general public knew? [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Jul 2, 2009 - 215 answers

Waitress tax question

If you are a waitress, can you deduct from your taxes the amount that your restaurant requires you to tip-out to your bussers? (In my case, this generally amounts to $8-$15 for every shift I work.) [more inside]
posted by melangell on May 14, 2009 - 9 answers

surfer-filter: First timer looking for noob advice and tips

surfer-filter: First timer looking for noob advice and tips. My complete surfing history: Two years ago, a friend took me surfing and on the first try I rode a wave until it ended. Then I got out of the water. [more inside]
posted by brenton on May 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me pass my road test mefi!

Help me pass my road test on Wednesday this time around. [more inside]
posted by QueenHawkeye on Apr 26, 2009 - 13 answers

Get out of the way of that round object.

I throw like a little kid, and it's embarrassing. Please help me excel at adult dodgeball. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Apr 20, 2009 - 17 answers

New road warrior looking for the tricks of the trade.

New road warrior here! Looking for sites, blogs, toys etc that all you other road warriors use to help ease myself into this lifestyle. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Feb 6, 2009 - 15 answers

How do you read vividly?

Since I began a reading life (at about age eight), I have had a problem: my mind automatically places action in just a few places familiar to me from my life: my house, the main street of my hometown. Whether the action in a novel takes place in 16th century Scotland, or the Black Forest, or under the Unisphere. Are there ways to get around this, or to learn to read fiction more actively, and, fantastically/creatively? [more inside]
posted by Tufa on Jan 29, 2009 - 30 answers

Brevity is the soul of wit, which is funny, because it reminds me of this short joke I heard a few months ago...

How can I be less long-winded? [more inside]
posted by contessa on Dec 5, 2008 - 36 answers

Air conditioning tips?

This may seem like one of those "duh" questions, but I've just put in my very first air conditioner (thanks to MeFites) and have a few quick questions. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 1, 2006 - 26 answers

How can I make my refrigerator stop reeking

My refrigerator reeks like a landfill, with no apparent reason for it. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Oct 14, 2005 - 13 answers

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