Tipping etiquette varies by who you ask. Ask 10 of your friends who they tip, why, and how much, and you’ll likely get at least 8 different answers. If you’re sick of trying to figure out tipping, feel free to use this guide below as your one-stop shop.
Who To Tip
As US News reports, the main rule of thumb for who to tip comes down to their form of payment. If the person is on a salary or is paid well, you don’t have to tip. If they rely on tips and/or aren’t paid well without them, you tip. Here’s some people you should tip, and how much:
Who Not to Tip
Keep in mind culture when considering a tip. If you’re traveling overseas, you might not be expected to tip. And remember, if someone is dependant on tips, give them a break. If the service is truly terrible, leave less than 20 percent. But you should really think twice before not tipping. No one is perfect, and everyone can have a bad day. Including you.