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2017-12-05 06:43:24 PM  
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2017-12-05 07:12:18 PM  
Semi threadjack...I want to ask the collective about tipping hotel cleaning staff. When I'm on a multi-day trip, should I tip the staff by the day or wait until the day of check-out?  I usually figure $5-$10 per day and will leave them a fifty at the end of my stay but that got me to thinking that I may be screwing over hotel staff if they don't have set rounds and are cleaning different rooms on a daily basis.

What's considered proper here?
 
2017-12-05 07:39:46 PM  
It's only right, after they leave all that horse jizz all over the room.
Or were those bronies? I'm sorry, I'm so vanilla.
 
2017-12-05 07:49:10 PM  

PainInTheASP: Semi threadjack...I want to ask the collective about tipping hotel cleaning staff. When I'm on a multi-day trip, should I tip the staff by the day or wait until the day of check-out?  I usually figure $5-$10 per day and will leave them a fifty at the end of my stay but that got me to thinking that I may be screwing over hotel staff if they don't have set rounds and are cleaning different rooms on a daily basis.

What's considered proper here?


Before you check out, go into the bathroom, drop your pants, and start peeing while spinning around like a garden sprinkler. Then leave what you feel is appropriate.
 
2017-12-05 08:43:52 PM  

foo monkey: PainInTheASP: Semi threadjack...I want to ask the collective about tipping hotel cleaning staff. When I'm on a multi-day trip, should I tip the staff by the day or wait until the day of check-out?  I usually figure $5-$10 per day and will leave them a fifty at the end of my stay but that got me to thinking that I may be screwing over hotel staff if they don't have set rounds and are cleaning different rooms on a daily basis.

What's considered proper here?

Before you check out, go into the bathroom, drop your pants, and start peeing while spinning around like a garden sprinkler. Then leave what you feel is appropriate.


Is it alright if I just let it fly while I'm leaving the upper decker?  It seems weird not to pee while taking a dump, and I'm afraid I won't have time to recharge after that.
 
2017-12-05 09:31:23 PM  

PainInTheASP: foo monkey: PainInTheASP: Semi threadjack...I want to ask the collective about tipping hotel cleaning staff. When I'm on a multi-day trip, should I tip the staff by the day or wait until the day of check-out?  I usually figure $5-$10 per day and will leave them a fifty at the end of my stay but that got me to thinking that I may be screwing over hotel staff if they don't have set rounds and are cleaning different rooms on a daily basis.

What's considered proper here?

Before you check out, go into the bathroom, drop your pants, and start peeing while spinning around like a garden sprinkler. Then leave what you feel is appropriate.

Is it alright if I just let it fly while I'm leaving the upper decker?  It seems weird not to pee while taking a dump, and I'm afraid I won't have time to recharge after that.


Upper decker? Why?

I like to leave my poop where they can smell it, but not somewhere too obvious. Like hide and seek, but grosser.
 
2017-12-05 10:23:41 PM  
If I desecrated a room with unholy depravities so that it couldn't be used without a 10 year cleaning process and bi-monthly visits by a priest to cover every inch with Holy Water, the least I could do is leave a big tip.
 
2017-12-05 10:51:04 PM  
Having to rip everything down to the studs afterword still isn't worth that extra $5 Lupe got for making
sure they had towels...
 
2017-12-05 11:11:55 PM  
We go to a few (obviously non-furry) science fiction conventions.
Tipping the hotel staff is highly encouraged.

/Hotels love geek cons...
//Far less damage then the Fraternal Order of Moose-types.
 
2017-12-06 12:41:23 AM  

PainInTheASP: Semi threadjack...I want to ask the collective about tipping hotel cleaning staff. When I'm on a multi-day trip, should I tip the staff by the day or wait until the day of check-out?  I usually figure $5-$10 per day and will leave them a fifty at the end of my stay but that got me to thinking that I may be screwing over hotel staff if they don't have set rounds and are cleaning different rooms on a daily basis.

What's considered proper here?


Tip by the day. Every day a different housekeeper cleans your room.
 
2017-12-06 12:48:12 AM  
Shame tipping. It's the next big thing.

Pro-tip: You can't buy your self respect back.
 
2017-12-06 01:03:31 AM  
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2017-12-06 03:38:47 AM  
Dear housekeeping staff, we yiffed on the bed, here's a 20 for the cleanup

/DNRTFA
 
2017-12-06 04:23:59 AM  
Gotta love how Fark's attitude towards furries 

cryinoutloud: It's only right, after they leave all that horse jizz all over the room.
Or were those bronies? I'm sorry, I'm so vanilla.


Either or. :)
 
2017-12-06 06:00:46 AM  

PainInTheASP: What's considered proper here?


Tipping is not traditional for hotel staff unless you're there as part of a large event, so in your case 0$.

For an organized event that's filling the hotel, typically it depends who is actually paying the hotel bill.  If it's your organization, the organization also covers the gratuity and you don't need to tip.  If you are paying it individually (like in this situation, where they were attendees at a convention) 10 to 20$ a night is typical.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2017-12-06 07:09:22 AM  
The silence from the anti-furry brigade when they realise that furries are better people than they are...
 
2017-12-06 08:41:04 AM  

Xai: The silence from the anti-furry brigade when they realise that furries are better people than they are...


Uh huh. Yeah. Totally.

Delusional is delusional.
 
2017-12-06 08:43:49 AM  

Fursecution: We go to a few (obviously non-furry) science fiction conventions.
Tipping the hotel staff is highly encouraged.

/Hotels love geek cons...
//Far less damage then the Fraternal Order of Moose-types.


They also spend much time in the bar (and tip well).

Pity the hotel manager who only has one bartender on staff at a con.
 
2017-12-06 08:55:49 AM  
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2017-12-06 09:02:27 AM  
I will never forgive them for Rainfurrest.  Only eccentric people put diapers on their pets.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2017-12-06 09:03:56 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Xai: The silence from the anti-furry brigade when they realise that furries are better people than they are...

Uh huh. Yeah. Totally.

Delusional is delusional.


Call me delusional but I'm not ignorant.
 
2017-12-06 09:45:25 AM  
You should leave a consistent tip every day if you're going to tip.  Someone working on Friday might not be working when you leave Sunday.
 
2017-12-06 10:16:36 AM  
I find groups devoted to attacking certain fandoms are ten times more annoying and cringey than the fandoms they attack, and I believe they should get as much derision and shunning.
 
2017-12-06 11:14:14 AM  
I frequent several sci-fi/gaming conventions every year (I run game demos for a publisher), and one of the cons that I attend fairly regularly is a furry con. They are honestly some of the nicest people I associate with at any of these events - and the yearly Saturday Night showing of RHPS by the pool is awesome.

/PAX Unplugged is my new favorite con
//Can't wait for next year
///Trading three slashies for 1 brick
 
2017-12-06 12:23:24 PM  

Fursecution: We go to a few (obviously non-furry) science fiction conventions.
Tipping the hotel staff is highly encouraged.

/Hotels love geek cons...
//Far less damage then the Fraternal Order of Moose-types.


Your name and your need to emphasize non-furry sounds an awful lot like overcompensation. You sure you're not a closet case waiting to yiff free in the woods?

And yeah, geek cons are way less destructive than 60 year olds trying to relive their youthful binge drinking days at  Shriner meets and stuff.
 
2017-12-06 01:03:26 PM  

PainInTheASP: Semi threadjack...I want to ask the collective about tipping hotel cleaning staff. When I'm on a multi-day trip, should I tip the staff by the day or wait until the day of check-out?  I usually figure $5-$10 per day and will leave them a fifty at the end of my stay but that got me to thinking that I may be screwing over hotel staff if they don't have set rounds and are cleaning different rooms on a daily basis.

What's considered proper here?


Gratuity each day as staff rotates, and some of them may not share with others.
 
2017-12-06 02:00:08 PM  

Xai: Call me delusional but I'm not ignorant.


Riiiight. Your personal estimation is hardly concrete evidence of anything.

Please don't get your faux whiskers bent out of shape when your mental deviancy us questioned in a public forum.
 
2017-12-06 02:41:42 PM  

Xai: The silence from the anti-furry brigade when they realise that furries are better people than they are...


So tipping well means furries are better than I am?  What a low bar to set.  I tip extraordinarily well, especially this month.  I also spend a lot of money and, more importantly, time actively supporting mostly verteran's charities.

I don't know anyone who is a furry so I couldn't tell you if they're better than me or not.  I'd guess mostly not.  But I know I'm better than the guy in this article I cherry picked.
http://www.timesunion.com/local/artic​l​e/Man-charged-with-raping-girl-he-met-​a-Furry-10923504.php
 
2017-12-06 02:48:21 PM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Xai: The silence from the anti-furry brigade when they realise that furries are better people than they are...

Uh huh. Yeah. Totally.

Delusional is delusional.


This ex-of-a-Furry who was completely totally abandoned by his alleged "friends" in the fandom, when his husband left him for a husky would like a word...
 
2017-12-06 02:52:39 PM  
P.S. Nobody should be surprised when furries over-tip, as the fandom has an attitude towards money which would resemble an airport if it were jointly owned by Electronic Arts and Comcast.
 
2017-12-06 04:55:28 PM  

PainInTheASP: Semi threadjack...I want to ask the collective about tipping hotel cleaning staff. When I'm on a multi-day trip, should I tip the staff by the day or wait until the day of check-out?  I usually figure $5-$10 per day and will leave them a fifty at the end of my stay but that got me to thinking that I may be screwing over hotel staff if they don't have set rounds and are cleaning different rooms on a daily basis.

What's considered proper here?


Tip daily. If there's a different maid every day, the first will get screwed; but maybe she caught an unearned tip from the previous guest.  If you have the same maid every day, the first tip will make her happy and inclined to give you even better service.

Also, when you tip may determine when the maid and her family eat.
 
2017-12-06 06:29:28 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: Fursecution: We go to a few (obviously non-furry) science fiction conventions.

Your name and your need to emphasize non-furry sounds an awful lot like overcompensation. You sure you're not a closet case waiting to yiff free in the woods?


Not totally sure, but while things could change, I've never yet felt the urge to yiff in the woods.

Does look like fun, though.  I fear I may be incapable of ever having a "fursona", since that seem uncomfortably close to acting or LARPing, and I have a hard enough time with tabletop RPGs.
 
2017-12-07 05:22:21 AM  

Fursecution: I fear I may be incapable of ever having a "fursona"


Eh, it's just literally a furry persona. It can be you, exactly you, just as an anthropomorphic animal.

In your case, probably an equine of some sort.

;)

I don't really have much to add to the thread, despite being a furry convention-goer. Unless I can talk about how after 17 years, the title of "Largest Furry Convention in the World" has switched, for the second time ever.

Cause that's pretty awesome and historic (for the fandom), especially since Anthrocon (previous title holder) took it from Confurence in 2000, while Confurence was declining, eventually ending 3 years later after the 2003 event.

Anthrocon's attendance in 2017 was up from 2016 (as it has been for the last 17 years), but Midwest Furfest's growth surpassed it. So not only is it only the second time the title has been taken from another convention, it's the first time it's been taken from a growing convention.

I didn't even attend the convention and I got excited.

This has some interesting implications down the road, as I suspect a portion of why Anthrocon has been so big and dominating in Furry has been due to inertia and the luster of being the biggest, of being THE Furry Convention. With MFF taking the lead and Biggest Little Furcon in Reno looking like a good contender for the #2 spot next year, I have to wonder if Anthrocon's steady but smaller growth might level off, or even start to dip.

Former AC rival Further Confusion, in San Jose, has had a stagnating and slightly declining attendence for a number of years, primarily due to another local convention in San Jose (Pacific Anthro Weekend) as well as the explosive growth of BLFC not too far in Tourist/Convention Oriented Reno, making me wonder if AC will start to see similar difficulties, especially with the rise and growth of many newer conventions.

Also, MFF shattered records for donations. The convention ended up with $85,000 collected from attendees to donate to the charity of choice this year; this time an animal welfare organization that was running into the red and looking to start turning away animals - and now is in the black with enough money to run their operations for two years.

Iunno, I just find this all awesome. Can't stop grinning when I think about it.
 
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