How much to tip for 17 situations (according to IWT readers)

How much to tip for 17 situations (according to IWT readers)

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How much to tip for 17 situations (according to IWT readers)
Every article on tipping always follows the same formula. Step 1: Someone writes about tipping. Step 2: A commenter says, “Omg, that’s so ridiculous! We shouldn’t have to tip. WE should pay them a livable wage!!11!” Step 3: Another commenter replies, saying, “If you can’t afford to tip, you shouldn’t be eating out!” Step 4: Comment section dissolves into a socioeconomic pseudo-intellectual argument on the politics of tipping. Step 5: My eyes roll so far into my head I go temporarily blind. That’s because the subject of “how much to tip” is loaded with strong opinions, cultural values, and passionate debate. Controversy Heated debates Personal finance It’s the perfect IWT topic! That’s why we decided to poll our readers on the subject of tipping. We’re going to take a look at what we learned, the psychology of tipping, and give you the truth about how much to tip — and why. But first, let’s talk hard numbers. How much to tip for 17 scenarios Babysitters Baristas Bartenders Delivery people Hair stylists / barbers Hotel housekeepers House cleaners Massage therapists Movers Nail salon technicians Nannies Takeout servers Tattoo artists / piercing technicians Taxi drivers Uber / Lyft drivers Valets Wait staff The [...]
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