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Should I Tip My Service Provider?by MS. ESTHETICIAN
For as long as there have been service providers in restaurants, salons and other industries, the debate on tips and gratuities has raged. Some people believe that service providers already receive an hourly wage, so there is no need to tip. Other people see the value in providing a monetary thank you for a job well done. So, what’s the right answer?
Reward for Good Work
Many service providers receive low hourly wages and depend upon tips and gratuities to earn a living. If you get acceptable service, the standard tip is 15% of the total bill before discounts and after taxes and fees. If your service provider gives you great service and goes above and beyond to ensure that you have a great experience, reward them well. There is no standard maximum tip you should leave – you can leave as much money as you want to reward your service provider.
Reflection of Poor Service
Customers and clients are certainly free to leave no tip or even a small tip for poor performance, as the amount of a tip should be commensurate with the level of service received. However, there is some controversy here as well. Some people leave poor tips because they don’t know any better, while some people leave small tips or no tip at all, just because they don’t want to spend the money. If you receive poor service at a salon, restaurant or other location, it is acceptable to tip accordingly, but you should always lodge a complaint or comment with management so the amount of your tip is understood. This can help the location improve their service, and helps you avoid looking like a cheapskate.
Obviously, there is no right answer to the tipping question. However, it is a nice gesture and your service providers will remember you kindly on your next visit. And remember that service providers put up with a lot of things that many people don’t deal with on their jobs. Inconsiderate clients, hustle and bustle and other extenuating circumstances are part of a typical day for these hard working people.
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