I like to think that I’m a pretty generous girl. Really, I do. But this tipping business has gotten out of control at bit. Are you feeling that way too? In the past we’ve discussed tipping, but I saw something the other day that I thought was rather outrageous. And I thought I’d share it with you to see if you feel the same way….
For my birthday my family gave me a gift certificate for a massage. Pretty fantastic, right? When I got to the salon and was preparing to hop on the table, I saw this sign perched on the shelf in my massage room.
A chart that tells you how much to tip. A scale ranging from 20-40%! Now, there are two things that bug me about this. First of all, how tacky is it to have a tipping chart on a wall or shelf to begin with? I mean, it’s one thing to have a “tips are appreciated” memo on the bottom of their literature, but signage throughout the salon is a bit much.
The other thing that makes me bristle is the skipping of the 15% as a choice and the outrageousness of the 40%. Maybe it’s just me, but I tip 15% for standard service and 20% for superior service. (more often the latter) But 40%? What a thing to even suggest.
So, I am curious to hear what you all think. Am I being overly sensitive? Or have tipping standards changed? Is a 15% tip a thing of the past for standard service? Does this sign rub you the wrong way too?