Have you ever worked a Job where Tips were expected?

@KrauseHome (35517)
United States
November 4, 2006 4:04am CST
I used to work at an Airport back in 2000 pushing wheel chairs and sub-contracted thru Alaska. It was expected when you pushed someone from point A to point B to get some sort of tip from that person even if it was only $1. Problem was, not everyone thought it was necessary and did not think it was necessary. The ones who were the worst, were the ones from the ritzier areas.
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
4 Nov 06
No, I've never had a job like that, but I would hate dealing with the feelings of frustration at people who refused to leave anything. I realize that some jobs purposely pay very low and count on tips to make a living wage.
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@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
5 Nov 06
I live in Australia and we dont tip over here,sometimes if we go to a resturant and have really good service we willleave a small tip but it is not expected.My sister worked for a time at a large 5 star hotel cleaning the rooms and the Americans always left tips they were very popular guests,all the tips were pooled and then shared among the room cleaners.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
4 Nov 06
The only time that I worked where I would get tips was when i was much younger and was delivering newspapers to peoples homes. Got lots of tips. :-)
@shi_2000_21 (2681)
• India
4 Nov 06
I have never worked in this kind of situation where tip is expected.
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
4 Nov 06
No, I'm from NZ and tipping isn't really done there. It's often seems to be that more privileged people are the rude ones!