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What is a tip? No, it’s not a hint or a clue about something, at least not in the monetary consumer world. A tip is a monetary percentage given or paid in addition to the base price for a service provided. It is also often referred to as a “gratuity.”
There are many professions where giving the provider a tip is important. In fact, the bulk of their income is dependent upon tips. If no one tipped them their employers would have to pay them more. This, in turns, means the employer would have to charge the public more to make up for the higher wages. So some professions pay their employees a low wage and those employees then rely upon your tips for the bulk of their income. Generally, professions that provide a personalized service to you are given a tip.
Some professions that provide you with personalized service and which you should tip are waiters and waitresses, cab drivers, tour guides, hotel bell hops (yes they do still exist in many places), hotel maids, valet attendants (they park your car for you), movers and barbers and hair dressers. So, the next question is, how much do you give as a tip?
Often, tips are based on percentages. This will, therefore, help you to practice and hone your skills on calculating with percentages. Below is a list of the generally accepted amounts of tip that should be given per profession.
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