Ladies and Gentlemen,
It's Friday which means we all will most likely take the next two days to relax and spend our hard earned money on an array of discretionary consumption.
In the Opinion Section (A11) they had an article about Waitresses and minimum wage. "How to Put A Waitress Out of Work" by Michael Saltsman
It made me wonder this morning while at the gym. How much do you tip in various scenarios and do you feel you are obliged to do so because you make more money than the average person.
Here is my breakdown:
Bars: 25% minimum on the tab then i round up to the closest 5 or 0 in dollar amount. I have OCD mind you.
Pubs:20% If i am going out for a bit and a beer. Nothing fancy just normal. 20%
Dinner spots: 30% and you REALLLY need to piss me off to get below 25%.
My Mother was a waitress while putting herself through college and always taught me to tip well because a lot of people do not.
Trying to see if I am generous or losing at the game of life.
Thanks and have a great weekend.