Wednesday, December 14, 2011

$1 Minimum

So there is a vast difference in those that have ever worked in the service industry and those that have not.  By service industry I mean the umbrella of restaurants, fast food, hotels, spas, hair salons—basically any place you tip (or should tip).  Personally, I waited tables for 10 years, and before that worked in fast food for a couple of years, so I’ve put in my time….and I understand why you should tip these people---THEY DEAL WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC—WHO ARE A PAIN IN THE A**.   A person (who shall remain nameless), when asked about tipping a hotel maid—why would you tip those people, they make minimum wage?  I’ll give you one guess whether she had worked in the service industry ever.   These people that serve us, are journeying to someplace.  Maybe it’s not a physical location, maybe it’s a time between a “real” job, maybe they are trying to make ends meet, maybe it’s their first job, whatever, but they are on a journey, so they deal with the public.   Now—I’m not condoning the rude server who forgot your ranch when you asked for it specifically.  Just your everyday hotel maid, person who waxes your brows,  and server who brought your child some crackers when they were crying.  They need tipped---so give them at least $1—it makes a difference  J

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you. Tipping is important and is a way of showing appreciation for work done specifically for you. Sometimes I forget and when I do, I try to return to the scene of the crime, so to speak, and leave a tip. Everyone needs to feel appreciated.