Popular thread features posts from people expressing their disappointment at the manipulative and exploiting tipping culture.
Tipping has become a hot topic of discussion in American society. Everyone seems to have some opinion about it. The situation has escalated with the updates introduced to this phenomenon, such as tablet tipping. Even in self-serve places, such updates bring in the practice of tipping. All of this has quite obviously agitated the customers. As per a Bankrate report, 66% of Americans have developed a negative view of tipping. Something that began as a noble effort to appreciate people who serve customers has now become a form of exploitation. This exploitation is not limited just to the customers. It also impacts servers because their wage depends on tips, which should be taken care of by their bosses. This system is damaging to everyone except the bosses who profit the most from it. Reddit user r/EndTipping subreddit was made to call out the hypocrisy due to tipping and has users posting their grievances against this phenomenon.
The posts on the subreddit cover everything related to tipping in America. Some of them show the light at the end of the tunnel, highlighting businesses that have dismissed tipping, while others focus on how badly customers have been fooled by many establishments with proof. People also use the subreddit to joyously share accounts of bravely refuting societal pressure by not giving tips or inspiring others to do the same. The pictures showcase how the "tips" are not for the benefit of "workers" but for bosses to evade their "responsibility" and in some cases, get some of it in their own pockets. Here are 25 posts from the thread and other platforms that will encourage everyone to work towards a world where there is more clarity and no more tipping.
"QR code for tipping when housekeeping is 1x/week... Thoughts?" -u/WillowtreeA2Z
"In NYC, Tim Ho Wan on 9th Ave. 20% minimum tip is absurd enough, but 30%?! This has gotten way out of control. When the suggested tips are this high is exactly when I tip the lowest." -u/Whatshouldiputhere0
One laundromat charged me $20 per laundry.— David | Filled With Money (@FilledWithMoney) October 14, 2023
The cashier saw me pay with a $50 bill.
Noticing this, she asked for a tip. I declined.
I now go to their competitor who only charges me $15 per laundry.
They don’t ask for a tip.
"When placing an order on Amazon; this was a new sight to see. (Yes, there’s a “None” option but it got cut off.) Really? The cost of the tumbler, the s&h, and they want a tip? Next thing you know, our phones, Roombas and other electronics are going to ask for tips, too." - u/sheynnb
The year is 2024.— Chris Bakke (@ChrisJBakke) August 22, 2022
You walk into your local coffee shop.
A latte costs $12.
You have the choice of tipping 75%, 95%, or 125%.
You sheepishly tap "75%" and feel bad about yourself.
The barista shakes his head in disgust.
"No service was provided. It was literally one of those 'express' shops where you grab things like tissues, snacks, etc. I am American and know this is ridiculous. But where I feel this is especially predatory is on international travelers who are told that 'in America you have to tip' and would unknowingly tip here even though they absolutely shouldn’t." - u/sabi_wasabi_
"20% gratuity was automatically added to our bill for a party of 2 while the receipt says it’s added for a party of 5. On top of that the receipt given back to you pretends like they didn’t just add a tip and leaves another line for a tip." - u/heaton5747
"It is literally a self-serve standard hotel breakfast. I would never tip on this to begin with, but the only thing the 'attendant' did was put out a few more oatmeal packets. The LAST thing I want to see first thing in the morning on my long trip home is someone begging for tips that are not "required" at a free, self-serve breakfast." - u/lost_girl_2019
"Saw this, this weekend. I was shocked to say the least. It's a popular sandwich chain that has over 200 locations in the US. Not sure what to do, but I did give them a cash tip in the moment. DFW, TX was where I saw this nonsense. Thoughts on what I should do next to help the employees?... or do I let them do something? Not looking to get anyone canned, even though their owner is clearly a POS." - u/nowahhh
"Did NOT purchase the shirt out of spite lol since when do we tip on t shirts? This tipping culture is getting out of control." -u/jameson_ontherocks