Post # 1
Teeny tiny vent, Bees…
Okay, let me just start by saying that I am not a cheap person by any means BUT for some odd reason tipping my wedding vendors really grinds my gears. It very irrational irritation, I know. I guess it is because my vendors are already charging me a crazy markup just because I said the word “wedding”.
Now my vendors have all been AMAZING so I will definitely be tipping them their well deserved 20%. I am even buying some of the very best vendors pink champagne and I plan to write each of them a glowing review on every review site I can find.
But the tipping. It gets me EVERY time! I just feel like tipping should be included in all proposals. Then I wouldn’t even give it a second thought.
Does anyone else feel resentful about tipping? Or am I just a strange bee?
Post # 3
I’m with you! It drives me crazy how everything is marked up and then people expect a tip on top of that! We will be doing minimal tipping as everything we’re being charged well above minium wage. I’ve figured out the math and per hour, a lot of these people are making way more than me!
Post # 4
I do! The five figure cost for my dinner is painful enough, but 20% tip is throwing salt on the wound!
Post # 5
@alphagam84: I’ve figured out the math and per hour, a lot of these people are making way more than me!
Not to complain or anything… but do they work “normal” hours too? Or just on weekends, or part-time? Vendors don’t work an 8 hour shift Monday to Fridays… It may be more per hour, but less per month than you earn….
Post # 6
I’m with you on this one! Obviously all my vendors were tipped the appropriate amount but it does irk me.
Post # 7
I don’t mind the tipping if it is based purely on excellent service. What I HATE is that tipping is expected and almost demanded regardless of how good or bad the services actually are.
As a consumer/customer it is my choice and my right to decide how much and if I tip at all. It is not your right as a vendor/contracted individual to recieve one. If more companies remembered this I think we would all be in a much better place.
Post # 8
Whew! Glad I am not the only one!
Post # 9
@happyface: I wouldn’t assume it’s a full time 40 hour/week job, but still the hourly amount is quite high-is it everyones responsibility to ensure they make enough to live on just by working maybe 12 hours/week vs. 40? And what about the people who work at McDonald’s-I’m sure they make far less (my friends in HS only made minimum wage)-do you tip them extra as they make less and surely don’t work there full time?
Post # 10
@alphagam84: I completely agree with you!
I guess that is why I am so resentful of tipping. It is like, why am I responsible for supplementing your pay? I work in public relations and I do events ALL the time. No one comes up to me after an event and hands me an envelope of money after I was slaving in the office till 11pm making last minute changes and preperations or when I am at the venue at 7am putting white peonies in talent dressing rooms. Nope, that is why I get a paycheck.
I just don’t understand why some people get tips, while others who provide “excellence service every day (i.e. teachers, doctors, firefights, policemen, etc.) don’t get tipped. It is so strange to me.
Hahaha okay I will stop ranting now. it is a lost cause. But still, this is a topic that truly grinds my gears.