In the U.S., it’s known that waiters don’t get paid very much. Their wage relies on tips. However, tipping is a huge trend in America at the moment. Or maybe I’m just noticing. We tip our hair stylists, nail techs, masseuse, barista, people who wax/thread/pluck our hair, people who deliver food, valet, people who wipe down your car after a car wash, and every other profession I’m forgetting to mention. Why though?
I’m the kind of person that even tips a service I didn’t enjoy. Maybe a tip too much. However, it definitely makes a person feel like a meanie if they don’t tip when the receipt asks “15%, 20%, 25%, or no tip”. Are these professions also underpaid? I might be oblivious to it. I do my job, and most of the time I feel I do it well, but I don’t expect tips, nor do I get any. Here is my train of thought, the reason I question tipping for industries/professions whose income doesn’t rely on tips. Why should I tip someone for doing their job?
That might sound harsh, and it’s the reason I sincerely want to write about it. Unfortunately, the food service industry is underpaid. The industries that force an employee to make a living off of tips are wrong. What are your thoughts on the services that ask for tips?
I really like this video about tipping: