Liz Pulliam Weston from MSN Money Complaint - 20% is not the new 15% tip system
SLO, CALIFORNIA -- By Liz Pulliam Weston from MSN Money or msnmoneycentral.com
She wrote an article back in summer of 2007 about "Here's a tip: 20% is the new 15%"
When I read this article, I was outraged that her is a position who makes
a good income making comment to tip more when there are so many people who don't make enough to tip at all. The United States is on a heavy economic recession and to make 20% the new tip standard when the rest of the world outside the United States, there is no tip system or very little.
She said certain people should get a tip but she did not include a realm of people who also work for services that are getting nothing.
I tip all the time but I tip 10% and if the service is bad, I don't at all. She does not discuss this nor why people should get 20% when the country is under a heavy inflation period and the US gov't is going broke and there is $900 billion dollars on credit card debt in this country, where to do people get the money if they don't have it and her this Liz Pulliam Weston is asking people to pay for more.
15% is not the new 20% Liz, 10% is the standard but also, we are not required to tip at all so asking is like being greedy from greedy USA.
I am not saying people do deserve a tip but when you go out and you tip bartenders but when you go to Walmart or McDonalds, you don't tip them at all.
So this is unfairness here and so many people that have low wage jobs are not included in the list below.
To me, we need to get rid of the tipping system in this country and have a standard like they do in Europe for example.
15% and 20% is a rip off Liz.
Tip 10% people, I mean if you thin about it. If you go have dinner for 2 and it cost $90.00 20% is $18.00 and 15% is $13.50 but if you tip 10% is $9.00 and this is already too much. Something’s are expensive but why should you have to base on the total and pay from that total? If you were a business, that means your employees are making a profit on your business when the workers don't pay capital cost, insurance, workers comp, supplies or anything, this is not fair for the business.
So don't tip 20% and if it is 20% than base it not on the total but on the service.
She is a personal finance columnist for MSN Money and author of the question-and-answer column "Money Talk," which appears in newspapers throughout the country.
According to Liz she says an appropriate tip is:
15% to 20% of pre-tax bill
$1 to $2 per round or 15% to 20% of tab
15% of bottle's cost (less as price rises), clearly earmarked on bill
15% to 20% of pre-tax bill (if not already included)
$2 to $3 when car is returned
15% plus $1 to $2 per bag
$1 to $2 to hail cab; $1 to $2 per bag for help with luggage
$1 to $2 per bag
$2 per night, paid daily, clearly marked 'Housekeeping'
$1 to $2 per bag, $2 minimum, in addition to any fee
15% to 20%
15% to 20%
15% to 20%
10% to 15% with $2 minimum
$20 or 50% of the caddy fee, whichever is greater
Absurd Liz, this is all a rip off.