Right. There is also an element of service quality recourse here imo.PhilosophyAndrew wrote: ↑Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:00 pmOne of the reasons to be kind to the least advantaged Ian be precisely that they are not in a position to negotiate for better wages.
That not all low-paying jobs receive tips does not mean that none of them should. Those who want to tip in an specific case should do so, and those who don’t should not. It seems callous to say that nobody should tip.
vshun wrote: ↑Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:00 pmI swear every week someone on this forum finds some new topic to raise and suggest tipping. Usual arguments: I have enough money and their salary is low, ets etc. Please stop. We all worked at some point I(when young) for minimum wage, and this was an incentive to do better. When your teenage son helps people at Target for minimum wage of 8.25, nobody would think to tip him/her because he does not get enough to afford separate place to live, or need money for college, etc. We should discourage tipping and not find excuse to promote this culture. If they (movers, delivery folks, tour guides, etc) do not get enough they will negotiate a better wage or find another job, like the rest of people working as supermarket cashiers, fast food places, Target helpers, etc who do not rely on tips.
If the kid at Target provides poor service, I can leave my cart and walk away or complain to his manager.
The only incentive the guy moving my furniture has is the possibility for a tip.