Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Mexican Business Etiquette: Who pays?
Note - a single woman should never ask a man out to a business lunch unless there is another party invited (her business associate, his business associate, etc). It may sound old school, but you will aboid the chance of putting yourself in an uncomfortable position. If you have to have the meeting alone for whatever reason, make sure it is in a neutral place, like the restaurant of your hotel. It is not common for women to pick up the check in Mexico, even if you are the one that proposed the meeting in the first place.
The most important thing when it comes to the bill is to never make a scene. If your Mexican business partner (or potential partner) agrees to pay, gracefully accept and show your gratitude.