Furniture delivery, coffee shops and hair salons all come with unique sets of rules.
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The man behind Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern says it's a "bold decision for our team and our guests."
Now I'm electronically prompted to tip at the local ice cream shop's takeout window and the movie theater concession stand. Even a dry cleaner once got in on the act.
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Autograt exists to ensure servers get paid for the work they do because some people just suck and you can't always expect people to do the right thing. It's that simple. And the IRS is stripping us of that guarantee.
The average restaurant-goer in the U.S. tips twice as much as their UK-foodie counterpart. So, why are Brits half as grateful (or demanding) as Americans when it comes to service?
I like to tip. I'm not rich. I work in a public library. I drive a 10-year-old car. I'm frugal by nature. But giving somebody a generous tip always makesme feel like a million bucks.
Meanwhile, some food and beverage industry workers are getting more creative about soliciting tips: A new electronic tip
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"We asked her, could the gratuity be removed? Could we give our own tip?" Marks said. The response she got was to speak with
Other times, restaurants take the matter into their own hands: In 2010, a North Carolina woman was banned from a Japanese
How much should I tip the shampoo person? Is it okay to eat while having my hair done? Good questions! If you ever feel unsure about salon etiquette, simply ask!
You might have experienced confusion about how much to tip a porter or bartender, especially while traveling. Tipping policies
A bill introduced in Rhode Island's legislature this week would prevent restaurants and hotels in the state from pocketing
"Tipping is something between a doorman and the tenants, as it should be," said Matthew Nerzig, a spokesman for local union
Things can get even more confusing when you're travelling -- even if you're a leader of a powerful nation, as it turns out
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