Is it absolutely necessary to tip?
September 28, 2006 8:03pm CST
We always tip (15% - 20%) when we go out to dinner, get haircuts, have someone deliver food to us, etc. However, we are trying to lower our expenses. We are rethinking giving tips just for people to do their jobs, especially in the case when they aren't doing anything special (or in some cases, aren't even pleasant or courteous) to earn the tip?
• United States
9 Oct 06
i've worked for tips before. tips are what kept me alive, not the paycheck, which wasn'tjust menial, it was trivial. please think twice about NOT tipping. i go into a situation expecting to tip 20%. that tip can go up or down depending upon the service. owners of businesses, like beauty salons and pizza delivery do NOT get tipped. that's the rule! only their employees get tipped. i understand your $$$$ crunch. i'm there too. that's why i pick up my own pizza instead of having it delivered, or we don't get pizza we cook at home. i've become quite the chinese and mexican cook, also! i also go to sally's and buy my own hair color and do that myself, too. i have friends that went to beauty school and will pay them to trim my hair at home. sometimes we trade services(i went to beauty school, too), but others may have other skills to trade like babysitting or baking or cooking or running errands. just don't take food out of the mouths that depend on those tips for their livelihood, ok? thanks for letting me sermonize!