Is tipping out of control?!
Is it just me or is tipping these days getting really out of control?
I hate it when I go to pay for dinner or whatever with my credit card and the preselected tipping options are 20%, 25% and 30%. And then I feel cheap when I have to change it to 15%. Is this really the standard for tipping?
I feel 15% for average service is more than acceptable. 20 for exceptional service. And I did used to wait tables and bartend for several years not that many years ago. At that time standard tip was 10% and you didn’t always get that. And minimum wage was like $6.50. I know cost of living has increased but this still seems crazy to me.
Lots of other minimum wage workers work just as hard or harder and get no tips. And in Europe and Australia tipping isn’t even expected a lot of places. I wonder why things are so different here.