The Role of Tipping in Business
Why Tip at All?
Tipping got its start because we needed a way to show employees like waiters that we appreciate their hard work while they serve us. You should know that some people get a wage of only a couple dollars. They rely heavily on our tips to make a living.
A Good Rule of Thumb
As a basic rule, you should always tip between 10% and 20% of your total bill. Everyone has a different opinion about which percentage is most appropriate. But stick to that percentage, and change the amount based on how well you feel like you were served.
Going the Extra Mile
Some workers go above and beyond what they are expected to do for you. For example, you might have a wonderful waitress who is very considerate and especially helpful when you order your food. For these employees, tip a lot higher to show your appreciation.
A Win-Win Situation
Tipping isn’t just an extra cost for your meal. Tips actually make your products (like a meal) a lot more affordable for you. They benefit employees too, of course, because they’re extra income for them. In reality, everyone wins because of the tipping system we’ve built in.