10 people you're not tipping enough

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve stiffed a hardworking professional -- perhaps without even realizing it.

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Oct 30, 2013 8:42PM

I am OVER the whole tipping thing! NO ONE gives me a tip for doing my job! As far as I'm concerned if you're earning a wage, you don't get a tip! Waitstaff/bartenders DO NOT earn a wage so they get a tip! I can barely afford a 45$ haircut and I'm sick of feeling obligated to throw another 5 or 10 bucks at them! Delivery people are PAID to deliver the expensive item I've bought, I'll tip if I have stairs or some

other complication or extra care needs but if delivery is included or I'm already paying a delivery fee, I don't want to tip! I will tip food delivery people a couple bucks. Company owners need to quit being so damn greedy and pay their help better! THEY should give them bonuses based on sales.

Oct 30, 2013 8:01PM
What a joke this article is.  It seems every few weeks we have a new list of people who should receive a gratuity.  Don't these people earn a salary for what they are expected to do.  The time has come to end all tipping.
Oct 30, 2013 10:20PM
Tipping is getting out of hand, next article will be about how we should tip the school crossing guard, the pharmacy tech who brings your pills to the counter, the movie theater concession attendents, the bagger at the grocery store, the corner hot dog vendor and the crazy list could go on and on. Where does it end? With you, refuse to be coerced into paying again for something you already paid for!!!
Oct 30, 2013 5:10PM
I have done quite a bit of traveling over the years and the overall quality of service has decreased while the expectation of gratuities has increased.  If people want to give a gratuity to somebody, whether I think it is appropriate or not, I say it is their decision.  I have noticed that it seems the people who can least afford it that give the tips and some nationalities seem to take pride in not tipping.

But, tipping the assistant to the Hair Dresser, that was good for a laugh.
Oct 30, 2013 8:12PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as delivery people go, isn't delivery their job? I get just a little bit upset when I'm told that I HAVE  to tip a delivery person, ESPECIALLY when I've ALREADY paid a DELIVERY CHARGE!!!

Have you noticed also, that tipping a waiter/waitress has gone from 5-10% 50 to 60 years ago, to 20-30% today? Not that I mind tipping for great service, I don't. But I'm getting damn sick of people EXPECTING to get tipped just for doing their job. There's and old saying "If you don't think you're paid enough, quit, and go elsewhere" this ALSO applies GOVERNMENT WORKERS, especially. If you [government workers] don't like your working conditions, QUIT AND GO TO WORK FOR A CHANGE


Oct 30, 2013 9:26PM

All I can say is that you have to be effing kidding me! We should tip the trash collectors, postmen or women, ambulance drivers, firemen, police officers, teachers, doctors, paramedics, the cashier that checks you out in the supermarket....and on and on and on!

Sorry. Don't these people already get paid to do their job????? Hairdressers' assistant? Guy that brings the towel?

What about me? Remember to ALWAYS tip your baker!!!

Oct 30, 2013 11:11PM

Tipping is suppose to encourage better service.  Better service...better tip, yeah ?  Doesn't seem to work very often.  Many think they should receive a tip just for showing up to work....how did this evolve ?

Oct 31, 2013 1:34AM
I had to pay a huge delivery fee to have a sofa and love seat delivered a few blocks.  On top of that I'm supposed to pay a tip?  I don't think so.  The delivery person was not a store employee, but someone who moonlights delivering furniture for a large fee.  Fat chance of getting a tip from me.
Oct 31, 2013 1:31AM
At the China buffet near me there is a tip jar for the cashier!  Am I supposed to tip the person at the register in addition to the person who only brings me a drink?  This is nuts.
Oct 30, 2013 8:35PM
How about paying them 7.25 an hr so we don't have to tip them 20%  but instead 10% like it was 20 years ago....I say screw the restraurt let pay them a fair wage
Oct 30, 2013 10:11PM

IF employers are too cheap to pay their employees what they deserve to be paid, they shouldn't expect their customers to pick up the tab and the employees shouldn't be expecting them to either. Tipping is BS. In England, you don't tip. How on earth do all those waiters, waitresses, hairdressers, etc. make it? They get better pay. Yet the companies who employee them are still profitable.


But if you think you should tip and that a person is a jackass and a tightwad if they don't tip, consider this: Say you buy a meal and drinks for two for $100. Do you really want to spend $15 or $20 more just for the person who took your order and served your food? If you do, why? Because your "supposed" to? Because it's tradition? Because  you'll feel guilty if you don't? Because they expect you to? It's not like they spent the whole time with you taking care of you while you ate. If that person's service is so valuable, why doesn't the employer pay him/her more? Because the employer doesn't respect its employees enough to pay them a fair wage. So why should you?





Oct 30, 2013 7:58PM
nobody in europe  tips coz they have to pay  decent  living   wage by law

not in USA tho---------- oh no   cant  do that!!!
Oct 31, 2013 8:40AM
And come on, I request a song from a freaking DJ and I should give him $5?  IT IS HIS FREAKING JOB to play music, who cares what song it is?
Oct 31, 2013 12:51AM
What? 60% tip for waiters? I used to be a waiter, never got a 60% tip although I went above and beyond the call of duty. 60% tip means I am paying more than half the cost of the meal as a tip. That my dear people is not a tip. That sounds like protection money you pay the mafia!!!
Oct 31, 2013 1:05AM
I think tipping is getting so over rated. Everybody wants a tip. You are either doing the work, or paying for a service you have already paid for.
Oct 31, 2013 8:25AM
Just as we have become a sue happy nation, we  are now going to be a tip happy nation. What is up with this? These people are paid to do a job,  if they feel they don't make enough money then they need to look for another job, PERIOD!! What this article is suggesting is that we subsidize everyone's pay. Who subsidizes our pay??
Oct 30, 2013 10:42PM
I don't mind tipping my waitress when we go out to eat if the service is descent. But some of the others they are talking about tipping I wouldn't. JMHO
Oct 30, 2013 11:35PM
I live in Utah now. Ive been to places to eat and let me tell you most  don't deserve a tip. The service is the worst. Wait staff are rude and don't bring drinks first. If they want better tips well they need to get better at serving people. Why do I need to tip people bringing me my couch they get paid per hr and lord knows how much that couch cost in the first place. Because people say we need to tip it should be done. Whats next tipping cops or security at a mall.
Oct 30, 2013 8:36PM
I start tipping more when the meal gets better, and I don't have to bring 100 dollars to a steak place for a family of 3...
Oct 30, 2013 8:30PM
the best tip is don't bet on the poney's  LOL
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