After a recent outing, my wife and I were discussing tips. We
approach tipping in two very different ways. I have a set amount of
$2.00. I tip more or less depending on the quality of the service.
She on the other hand tips 15% or more. Again it depends on the quality
Fundamentally, I believe the percentage method is
flawed. For example, if I go to restaurant on Day 1 and order a coke,
then I will probably pay about $1.50. Say on day 2, I order a glass of
wine for $4.00. Using the percentage method, I am paying more for a
tip on day 2, even though the waitress is doing the exact same amount
of work. Where as, if I use the standard rate method, the waitress is
tipped the same for the same quality of work.
So which are you: standard or percentage? And why?