Yesterday we had an interesting virtual conversation on tipping your service employees. There were many comments in which consumers were being bashed due to the lack of tipping their service person. It has become a customary gesture, that in the United States consumers used to tip according to the service they received. Today, many are demanding the gratuity and will shame you if you do not provide him or her a monetary reward for their services.
In some countries, tipping is directly included in your total amount to be settled whereas in other areas, it is up to the consumer to tip at his or her discretion. However, in the States, some industries have begun to print at the bottom of their receipts the suggested tipping amount the consumer should leave. Do you think this is appropriate? Should tipping be automatically included? or have we gone too far in the tipping area; where it is now a requirement vs a voluntary gesture?
After reading several articles on tipping etiquette, it is suggested to tip service employees from your FedEx delivery person to your plumber? Many folks provide some sort of service, where does one draw the line before tipping everyone for everything they do.