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Monday, August 9, 2021

Friday is Payday

Aloha Everyone,

According to government data, Mexico’s population in 2021 is 126 million. In Guadalajara, there are 5,255,296 people claiming to be residents of the city.

Based on the Mexican government releases:

Hotel housekeeper earns 6,000 - 9,000 pesos per month plus tips.

Hotel front desk staff earns 11,000 pesos a month plus any commission from the sale of tours.

Waiters at a “nice” restaurant earn 900 pesos a day mostly from tips.

J.J. and I would like to help those who we come in contact during our stay including the aforementioned group of individuals. Every Friday, we give a substantial tip to the housekeeping staff. We also tip the restaurant waiter and waitress generously. Taxi drivers are eager to drive for us since there is an unspoken promise of a tip from visitors. Supermarket baggers too are very helpful and ready to bag our purchases with cheerful greetings.  

These are a small way to show our thanks and gratitude for making our stay in Guadalajara a little more pleasant and joyful.

Aloha -- Cathi