Gratuity. To tip or not to tip, that is the question.
It’s always a complicated thing right? Anywhere you go in a country like Australia or the UK where tipping is not the done thing how do you know what to do?
For countries where gratuity is not a form of etiquette and social custom it can be hard to understand its purpose and the reasoning behind it.
These are all valid questions and I’ll try to help you out.
Win, win. Yes?
So why would you tip?
Because you want to.
Because it’s a lovely thing to do.
Because like any other service, those who tip will receive BETTER service.
I’ve really been looking forward to this....
I’ve been counting the days...
I appreciate you seeing me...
But it’s likely that you do tip in restaurants, and that may be for many reasons.
For sure waiters do not make as much money as sex workers.
You’re getting my metaphor right?
Cash always works. Always.
Now I have some lovely clients who have never tipped me. I think they are wonderful and I love seeing them. Perhaps it’s their conversation, or their kindness, or their sense of humour.
This thread is about tipping, not about hinting for tips and it answers all the questions that even clients who don’t tip might like answered. And that is all.
And I was grateful for all these ‘tips’
Tip your provider when you pay them. Hand them the correct fee and THEN hand them the tip. Say “this is your tip”
If a provider refuses say
“I am only here to receive the service we have agreed to I have no expectations of anything else. This is a gift to show my appreciation”
A provider doesn’t want to be accused of ripping you off or stealing from you. Be clear in your intent.
I’m thinking about you, I care about you, I look forward to seeing you? I like how you always make me feel so great!
A small gratuity seems about right.
I think this requires a little more generosity, don’t you? Because you understand how hard life can be.
Well... there are endless possibilities here.
I appreciate you. You are worth something to me.
I tip, because it makes me feel good. Being generous and being kind to others makes me happy.
So on behalf of your provider, I say a heartfelt and sincere