It's been a question for me since I arrived here. Tipping etiquette is pretty well known in the US: 15-20% depending on service.
But here, things are not so clear. Which is odd, since the Swiss seem to have rules for everything. But I digress.
When we arrived we took a relocation course. The woman who came to meet with us told us that people tend to round up on bills as a tip, if they are waited on. So a $48 bill would become $50, and so on.
Other people have told us not to tip. And then others tip 10%, less than they would in the US but more than people seem to do here.
I've done all three and nothing seems right. I'm so used to the 15-20% rule and really don't have a clue as to what waiters and waitresses expect here.
So imagine my surprise when I read this blog post over at Waiter Rant.
I couldn't help but chuckle to myself and thank my lucky stars that I tend to be on the overgiving side of things over here just in case. No one likes to piss off the waiter.