About 8 months ago I asked a question about becoming a bartender on the fly, and the answers I received were fantastic, and really helped me become comfortable mixing drinks faster than I would have. But I have a few questions about something I didn't realize I would need help with: Tipping, or receiving tips. [more inside]
Am I supposed to tip on the full, normal cost of meals and drinks during happy hour? [more inside]
Getting a photo shoot that is a package deal; photographer has let me know that I should be ready to pay her and the makeup/hairstylist separately. Do I tip the stylist? [more inside]
Are there any restaurants or bars in NYC that pay their workers with proper, decent wages, rather than with tips? [more inside]
Is it ethical for employers and managers to tier the tips of servers and bar staff as a means of creating an "incentive" programme? [more inside]
Do we tip the babysitter? [more inside]
Tips on tipping in Cuba, please! [more inside]
Should I be tipping Dr. Sofa? [more inside]
As a result of my family, I've been a fairly mindful tipper for restaurants/bars/etc. involving service and have adjusted the percentage I tip based on what's considered the norm irrespective of quality of service (now, doubling tax which is close to 10% in CA and rounding up). I ran across minimum wages for tipped employees as a result of an argument with a cheap tipper and discovered that in CA waitstaff is paid at least minimum wage ($8, and higher in SF) without tip credit. I've looked at previous AskMes about dealing with bad tippers, contextual tipping, and others. Knowing that tipping in CA no longer goes toward maintaining basic wages, (based on size/# of staff, i.e. tip out), would it be socially acceptable to move toward a quality-based criteria for the value of the tip, and what would you consider an appropriate minimum assuming a properly run restaurant where employees are getting paid on-time and full salaries? Feel free to correct me if I've misunderstood anything.
I have an upcoming salon appointment where one person will be cutting and coloring my hair, another person will be waxing my eyebrows, and yet another person will be giving me a manicure. How do I tip? [more inside]
Why are there two lines to leave a tip at Trader Vic's? [more inside]
Am I tipping correctly? [more inside]
How do I go about holiday tipping? [more inside]
What's the etiquette for a couple going to strip clubs in Australia? [more inside]
Tipping maintenance work? [more inside]
Ok, so I'm traveling to the States from the UK for the first time and I realise that you guys tip pretty much everyone. So I need to know when to tip, who to tip and how much to tip? [more inside]
New Yorkers, please advise me on appropriate holiday tip amounts for building staff. [more inside]
I was recently in London, and was really happy to be paying only 12% in tips. And then I began to wonder... [more inside]
TipFilter: Did I leave the right amount for a tip? [more inside]
Have you used 1-800-got-junk, or a similar trash pick-up service? Did you tip? [more inside]
EtiquetteFilter: how much to tip? [mi] [more inside]
My wife recieved a gift-certificate for a massage as a baby shower present. I've searched google and found that it's common practice to tip your massage therapist, but how about in this situation? Should we assume the tip is included in the gift-certificate?
How much should I tip movers? [more inside]
Tipping etiquette: Should I add a tip on top of a delivery charge?