tipping jarWhat do you consider a good tip? Something around 15 to 20 percent, right? Depending on the service? And if the wait staff goes above and beyond the usual you leave even more. That's what I do.
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Well apparently I'm behind the times. According to a new report from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, workers are now expecting tips around 25 percent -- or even more. And people are tipping that much, too! The study looked at 9,000 receipts from a restaurant in Poughkeepsie, New York and found that 30 percent of the diners tipped over 20 percent. So dig deep, everyone. Can you afford to be a "good" tipper in the age of tipping creep?
Honestly, I don't know if I can. Look, I know housing and gas and other necessities keep getting more and more expensive. It's tough making a living and getting your wages to stretch. But it's tough for customers like me, too! Adding thatRead More »from Tipping Just Got a Whole Lot More Expensive