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Even today tips can be crucial to many service workers in the US earning a living. In recent decades the minimum wage in the US also reflects this.Those who do not work in the service industry (i.e.

Even today tips can be crucial to many service workers in the US earning a living. In recent decades the minimum wage in the US also reflects this.

Happy to oblige I went over to help without a second thought.

I must admit to being perplexed by his persistence. He couldn’t understand why I didn’t want anything and I couldn’t understand why he wanted to give me anything at all.

However, the tipping in USA style for almost everything is just so un-British.

It is also quite uncomfortable for numerous foreign visitors.

In fact for a few years 6 US States banned tipping altogether.

With the onset of Prohibition and The Temperance Movement a lack of alcoholic sales led to tips being a way of helping workers earn a living.

This was contrary to the British society of class culture where the working class would rarely achieve financial or social success beyond their peers.

In fact for an upper class person to give a tip to a working class servant may in some circles be seen as patronising or demeaning.

I was working out in my head that this place was so busy. That is of course the price you see is the price you pay.

If a bar tender served say 60 drinks in an hour (not unlikely since there are multi-drink rounds and the place was busy) these staff could maybe earn an hour in tips! Whilst I was studying for my degree I had a job in an English pub and then later a bar job. Maybe the odd drink bought for me at Christmas but that was it. First time visitors to the US often get a shock when they begin to buy things. Guide to tipping " data-medium-file="https://i0com/flightsandfrustration.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Guide-to-tipping.png? fit=300,252" data-large-file="https://i0com/flightsandfrustration.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Guide-to-tipping.png? fit=600,503" class="alignright size-full wp-image-6250" src="https://i0com/flightsandfrustration.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Guide-to-tipping.png? resize=800,671" alt="Guide to tipping in USA" width="800" height="671" srcset="https://i0com/flightsandfrustration.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Guide-to-tipping.png?

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