Post # 16
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
ashleyroo : I agree. There’s a reason tipping doesn’t exist everywhere. In some cultures tipping is considered an insult because it’s seen as implying that you think the person won’t do their job properly without it.
Being in the US, I tip because it’s standard, not because the person I’m tipping has necessarily done anything other than the bare minimum their job description requires. Now if someone goes above and beyond I have no problem giving them a bigger tip, but I think the idea of a tip representing good service has long since ceased to be the case.
I also think it’s absurd that wait staff get paid so little because their jobs are not easy and the deserve a livable wage. Most people will tip, but some won’t, and their wages should be more dependable than that.
To answer OP, yes I tip those who are cash only, and yes I tip those who work out of their home depending on what it is that they’re doing.
Post # 17
ashleyroo : I tend to tip a fair bit- I would also tip babysitters and dogsitters and the barrista at Starbucks 🙂 I tip our mail carrier at Christmas.
I can understand nurses not being allowed to receive monetary tips (the hospitals in my area have a policy against this) because of the worry that families of patients will feel pressured to tip and worry that other patients will get preferential care over their loved ones. But often patients and their families will gift the nursing staff in general things like boxes of chocolates or fruit baskets etc, especially around the holidays.
But I do understand your feelings that restaurant owners should have to pay their staff a livable wage rather than have them rely on tips and I can see how tipping is getting out of hand or understand how some people have an issue with it.
Post # 18
Here’s the back story a bit haha. I always do tip at home workers, and then a friend of mine told me I was crazy for doing so- soI wanted to hear other people’s perspectives
The cash part is not only the tax thing, but it costs $$ to accept credit cards, I know no where close to 20% but it is a cost that is a convenience for customers that some at home businesses don’t offer due to cost. I feel like they can loose out of tips because of this because some people might not be having the correct amount of cash to tip and pay for the service. Anyways, I didn’t want to upset anyone by saying they only accept cash, but I thought that was part of the equation
Post # 19
I think if this person gives you a good and satisfactory service, then they deserve a tip