By HIBBA MAHMUD
March 7th, 2018
“According to the New York State Department of Labor, all tipped employees make a minimum of $7.50 per hour.”
Whenever a tourist reads a guidebook on the USA, one of the most prominent and fundamental rules are regarding tipping.
Tipping is such an important aspect of restaurants, valets and other services such as hair salons and nail salons.
However, this is something that even most Americans seem to skip out on or be cheap with.
All I have to say is, GET IT TOGETHER.
I have been out with friends and we spent well over $100 on a meal but they only wanted to leave $5 tip. Come on. Whether you spend $10 or $100 the tipping custom should be at least 15% even though in today’s economy that is a little on the low side.
I myself am always the “tip calculator” in my friend’s group and I always add 20%. Now, this isn’t me being a good samaritan or bragging about tipping, but it’s just plain etiquette and frankly expected.
If you are going to eat out in a restaurant, you must leave a good tip.
Servers whole income is reliant on that tip. Don’t screw them over just because you find it unnecessary.
According to the New York State Department of Labor, all tipped employees make a minimum of $7.50 per hour. So numerically, they are relying on the tip to make the rest of their money.
I have heard arguments from people saying “Well it’s not my fault, servers are paid so low. They should fight for higher pay.” That argument is ignorant and also that’s how the system is.
Tipping is a custom in the United States and we need to be understanding of how hard one person is working.
In a busy evening, servers are balancing over 5 tables and 30 different orders within a two-hour frame. That is a lot of work and we should respect that and understand that these people are working so hard.
I have seen people leave no tip simply because they were dissatisfied with their order. Unless the waiter was rude or disrespectful, I don’t understand how someone can leave without tipping.
It is unfair to screw the waiter over simply because you aren’t happy with the lighting, temperature, or seating in a restaurant.
If you don’t want to pay the tip, just stay home.
I am a firm believer that tipping should be mandatory and we shouldn’t tighten our wallets when we are required to tip.