Tips awarded to the service providers in the restaurants and hotels are supposed to be rewards for the delivery of good service. It is a kind of an incentive to ensure better quality service, in addition to the basic price payed.
The tip payed does not come under any legally bound contract for the service, but is a complex social phenomenon, influenced by local customs and values. In fact, its unique in the sense that it’s an independently chosen expense which can be completely avoided. Failure to tip, does not mean a reduction in quality of service.
But what’s intriguing is that if tipping is done to ensure better service, then why give the tip at the end of the service, when the service has already been provided? How much should be the amount of tip? And many more such doubts have been cleared in this first of its kind eBook on Tipping…
- THE ART & HISTORY OF TIPPING
- TIPPING CULTURE IN INDIA