Tipping etiquette: When and how much is appropriate to tip – Erie News Now


IS TIP MANDATORY IN RESTAURANTS? Although tipping in restaurants isn’t common in some parts of the world, such as Europe, Blais Comeau said it’s a deep-rooted cultural practice in Canada and part of the informal social contract. that people live here together. It is not a legal requirement, but it is a practice that workers in the service industry rely on for part of their income. “It’s a collective agreement that everyone in this company does or recognizes,” said Blais Comeau in an interview with CTVNews.ca by phone on Friday. “Even the federal government is expected to tax these people on what they perceive as tip compensation, so that should be very clear.” By today’s social norms, Blais Comeau said leaving the restaurant without tipping your server would be a major faux pas. “Even if the service wasn’t good, there’s still this convention about this custom of You can definitely tip less, and then make sure you mention why,” she said. “There are people who choose not to tip anymore and I think that’s not acknowledging the society you’re in…and forget that you’re a citizen. That element of collectivity, that element of society, that’s what etiquette is. Etiquette changes over time.”


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