• How American Tipping Culture Became So Different From the Rest of the World

    4 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    At restaurants and bars in the United States today, there is an expectation to tip, and to tip well , regardless of the service. The service industry is exempt from paying members of staff minimum wage, with the assumption that employees will make or exceed that salary through tips. But in many countries - particularly in Europe - tipping is considered to be unnecessary and disrespectful, making it difficult for drinks lovers with wanderlust to decipher how to handle gratuities without offending anyone.
    This wasn't always the case. In a strange twist of fate, modern tipping customs in the...
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