I’m of the opinion that it is not a customer’s responsibility to always tip (a lot) the server at a restaurant or a cab driver or a hairdresser or a bell boy at a hotel. I know they’re underpaid. But isn’t that the responsibility of the employer instead of the customer to share the burden of the employee’s compensation?
I, as a customer, am already being overcharged for the services. On top of that, you want me to pay 15-20% of the services to the employees who are working for someone else but serving me for the services that I’m already paying for. I have a great deal of difficulty in understanding this system.
I also feel that because the customers are implicitly obliged to pay the tip, the employers are never incentivized to fairly pay their employees.
Can anyone share other perspectives?