Hey Draakje -- I used to live in germany on the border of the Netherlands I loooOooved my Dutch hairdresser! She was a doll. I agree, the whole tipping thing is more laid back in europe, but I also believe that dutch hairdressers get paid lots more than our average hairdresser. On average I think all europeans in "service" jobs get paid more or get taken better care of than our people in service industries.

You know, this really could be a whole economy lesson, and the history of the states and why we do this all rolled into one, but I'm so not going there. Mostly because quite a bit of it would just be my opinion hah!

Don't worry Draakje, its not as bad as this whole debate sounds. Advantages and disadvantages to both systems
Originally Posted by goobernut
this is quite true. Being a waiter is a career in France and they are paid a salary with government benefits and a month long holiday paid. Being a stylist is the same in EU Salary gov. benes, monthe long holiday. Maybe I will move to france!