Has gratuity culture reached a tipping point?

The ubiquity of tipping prompts on screens has become a modern norm, replacing the clandestine notes in candlelit restaurants

Jan 4, 2024

The dynamics of tipping have undergone notable changes, influenced by diverse factors. The post-pandemic era introduced new tipping behaviors, with a surge in gratuities in bakeries and cafes. Unconventional roles, like assistant sports coaches and theatre-box-office staff, now receive tips, highlighting the evolving landscape. Or a butcher in Seattle experiencing unexpected tips after a checkout system change. Instances like these highlight the intersection of tradition and technological advancement in the tipping culture.

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