Tipping and Tipflation

I grew up in a culture where tipping is not common. If anything you just round up to the next bigger more convenient number. 

I also lived in a country/culture where tipping is frowned upon. It makes the person receiving the tip less valued because tipping is seen as something that a superior hands down. 

Now I live in the US and tipping is everywhere. Restaurant, Coffee Shops, Fast Food Restaurants, basically everywhere. Everybody puts out a tip jar, or the POS system is asking for a tip (15 20 25 percent).

I feel tipping should remain a reward for outstanding service, and should not be demanded. At the same time the employers should pay enough wage for people to live on. 

What do you guys think ? 

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  • Usually, I tip around 15%, more or less depending on the quality of the service. I am somewhat unsure of how to tip properly for "other services" like taxis or food delivery; tipping culture seems convoluted lol.

    One thing that I do notice nowadays is that the default tip percentages seem to be higher nowadays when paying; definitely some tipflation going on there.

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  • Usually, I tip around 15%, more or less depending on the quality of the service. I am somewhat unsure of how to tip properly for "other services" like taxis or food delivery; tipping culture seems convoluted lol.

    One thing that I do notice nowadays is that the default tip percentages seem to be higher nowadays when paying; definitely some tipflation going on there.

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