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 Post subject: Re: Ettiquette
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:15 pm 
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Richprins wrote:
What we normally do whether camping or hutting is to arrange with an attendant to wash dishes and leave a tip per load while we are out.


A tip? How about paying full wages for your dirty work? :wink:


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Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:56 pm 
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Thanks for bumping this up DuQues, I hadn't thought of tipping before (not that I wouldn't have but didn't think of it) Any other helpful hints to bump up would be appreciated by us Kruger Virgins.

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There is a whole thread discussing tipping that you might find useful. You can also do a forum search on any subject you might have a question about. If the discussions don't answer your question(s), then you should definitely ask!


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At home i must do my dishes by myself. And i never 5thought about an attendant for this in SANParks. These +- 5 minutes never makes me thiniking about. To clean up 1 or 2 glasses, plates and so on is not a hard job.

So i have no problem to do this by me.

BUT, do you think, it is better to tip a staff member for this?

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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:04 am 
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TL, their salaries are so small, this makes a whack of a difference to the way they can live that day.

SanParks does pay well within the recommended wages, but it is still almost subsistence living.
I certainly feel a lot better knowing that someone has benefited personaly from my dirty car/dishes/braai area/windows....

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 Post subject: Mass production
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:33 pm 
Toddelelfe,

Try washing up three burnt potjies, 10 plates and countless foul and greasy glasses. That's no holiday...

Gwen, tip or salary-same thing!


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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:47 pm 
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I feel guilty and leave R10 if we leave two coffee cups :redface:
I hope you do leave a months salary if you expect them to clean that lot.
Most accommodation has a sign up saying that the staff is not responsible for doing the dishes, think you are taking advantage here :roll:


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 Post subject: Taking advantage
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:57 pm 
Maybe you're right, Freda - that was an extreme example. (I never really burn my potjies!)

However, the attendants sometimes volunteer their services, especially for car washing...


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Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:04 pm 
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I knew you were too bushwise to burn a potjie :wink: :lol:
No more car washing eh :naughty: who needs a clean car in Kruger :? I just love the bush dust on mine :D


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 Post subject: Bushwise
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:42 pm 
I don't do the carwash thing, Freda, I just said they offer!

Another piece of bungalow etiquette is to leave on time!

This is what happens if you don't:

One January weekend we were overnighting at Olifants and actually managed to drag ourselves out for a 4am drive.

Returning at 6:30 we decided to have a little snooze before leaving, as a long day lay ahead - back home through the Park.

Needless to say, the snooze continued close to the 9 o'clock cutoff point, when a hut attendant knocked and told us to leave.

It was the old "just another 5 minutes" scenario, and back to sleep. (Shocking, I know)

I eventually surfaced and we were almost out when a bakkie containing the acting camp manager and some "heavies" arrived!

Scary stuff, but we escaped after some bleary apologies.

Ironically, this led to a brilliant sighting of a kill, which shall be reported soon under "interesting kills"!


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