I do wonder why some services are tipped. They are paid to do the job why do they need more especially if it is mediocre at best. My salon just changed their computers so you have to tip a minimum of 15%. This is ridiculous for 30 minutes work at the most. My last haircut I couldn't tell she cut anything. I think it should be optional since they all charge a small fortune.
Restaurants too. Why do they need additional money? Ok if the service is great, but just slapping a plate in front of me is not good.
- always tip25%(2)38%(8)Vote46%(6)
- only if the service was good enough50%(4)52%(11)Vote54%(7)
- never tip25%(2)10%(2)Vote0%(0)
Most Helpful Guy
Tipping should be optional, not mandatory, and it should be based on the level of service. The reason why tips are considered a good thing is because people who wait tables often earn the bare minimum and rely on tips to top up their wages. If restaurants paid a better basic wage then tips wouldn't be as necessary.
I tend to think that good service warrants a tip, because I'd hate to have to put up with the public all night whilst being on my feet all the time. People can be such assholes.1
Most Helpful Girl
I voted B, kinda. Tipping culture doesn't really exist in my country because people get decent wages here, waitresses/waiters etc don't actually live off of tips. Some places have tip jars but it's not mandatory to put any money in them. Tipping is seen as more of a traditional thing here, I don't know if any people my age actually tip unless they've been taught by their parents to tip. My parents sometimes leave a tip at a fancier restaurant if the service and food was really good. My dad is super strict about quality though and will complain about the smallest details, so naturally he only gives tips if he truly feels like it's deserved.
Tipping is only usually reserved for fancier restaurants. I don't even think tipping is allowed in other places. My countries laws are very strict when it comes to "receiving donations" or "free money", which I think are categories tipping fall under.0