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Tipping Etiquette

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: Tipping for Change

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

When the evidence points towards job excellence (yes, it is still only a job for most; pride in occupation is a dying trait), an increase in the hourly wage is definitely warranted.

We're Tipping Gratuitously

Gail Cornwall | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Gail Cornwall

Now I'm electronically prompted to tip at the local ice cream shop's takeout window and the movie theater concession stand. Even a dry cleaner once got in on the act.

6 People You Aren't Tipping, But Should Be

Thrillist | Posted 08.05.2015 | HuffPost Home

The argument against tipping is often, "Hey, you don't need to tip. He's just doing his job!" But since you're reading this, you're probably not a jerk.

How To Tip In France

Fodor's | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel

There is nothing more vexing than trying to figure out who to tip, how much and when -- especially when you're in a foreign country. You'll come face to face with employees at airports, train stations, hotels, restaurants and cafés. Do you have to tip everyone?

The Only Tipping Guide You'll Ever Really Need

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel

We all know Americans like to tip (and that's a good thing) and it seems as though we're always trying to remember how much to tip everyone from bell ...

Why Tipping May Be A Thing Of The Past

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.09.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The life of a waiter can be one purely based on chance and effort. In America, servers make most of their money through tips, reflecting a microcosm o...

Restaurant Bans Tips, Will Pay Servers A Livable Wage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.02.2015 | Good News

The hottest tip in Pittsburgh's dining scene these days may actually be no tip at all. Bar Marco, an upscale city eatery, plans to ban the practice...

Holiday Tipping Guide: Thoughts on Expressing Gratitude

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Money
Diane Gottsman

Tis the season for eggnog, good tidings, and exchanging gifts with family and friends. It also includes expressing gratitude to those that provide a much-needed service throughout the year. From your children's teacher to your mail carrier, the list can easily get out of hand.

Why You Should Start Tipping Chefs

Thrillist | Posted 12.27.2014 | Taste

We're here to propose a radical idea: that it's about time we tip the people who help put our meals together.

Absolutely Everyone You Need to Tip While Traveling

Thrillist | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel

It's probably safe to say the idea of tipping the flight attendant has never crossed your mind, but apparently a whopping 30 percent of flyers have done it. How do you feel now, cheapskate? We asked national etiquette expert and owner of The Protocol School of Texas, Diane Gottsman, exactly who we should be tipping, and how much.

The Key to Wedding Gratuities - A Primer for Newbies

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.01.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Trying to remember who you need to hand cash to, and how much, isn't something you want to think about on the most important day of your life. And even if you plan ahead to do it, that doesn't mean you'll actually succeed.

How To Tip When Traveling Around The World

Fodor's | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel

There is nothing more vexing than trying to figure out who to tip, how much, and when--especially when you're in a foreign country. You'll come face t...

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Admit They Don't Tip Hotel Housekeepers | Emily Swanson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business

A lot of Americans don't tip hotel housekeeping staff, and many have no idea that they should, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. The survey was con...

Travel Tipping: Don't Forget the Housekeeper

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Holiday travel is right around the corner and I'm offering a few of my travel and hotel tipping suggestions.

A Traveler's Guide to Tipping at the Hotel

WHERE | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel

From the porter to the valet to the cleaning staff, here's how to tip at your hotel -- as told to us by a concierge for one of Chicago's top hotels.

Restaurant That Banned Tips Gives All Gratuity To Charity And Pays Workers Competitive Wages

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact

Updated July 14, 2014: 11:30 a.m. EST A new restaurant in San Antonio has a policy that's challenging the status quo and raising some eyebrows in t...

To Tip Or Not To Tip, That Is The Question

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 06.19.2014 | Travel

Americans are known as the best tippers , so let's not ruin a good thing, shall we? And we've all been there. You're at a cafe or a bar or a hotel ...

Hotel Tipping Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

It's the start of summer travel season and for many, staying at a hotel presents multiple opportunities for tipping confusion. Even veteran travelers are sometimes unsure.

The Ultimate Guide To Tipping Everyone

Thrillist | Posted 08.05.2014 | Taste

The answers may surprise you. If you want to be educated, read way more than 20 percent of this.

The Case For Tipping And (Gasp!) Against It

Thrillist | Posted 07.22.2014 | Taste

I like to tip. I really do. I go out of my way to leave big ones for baristas, bartenders, and waiters who've earned something extra. I just don't understand why I have to. If "gratuity" is required, is it really gratuity?

Everything You Don't Know About Tipping

Tim Urban | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Tim Urban

Tipping is not about generosity. Tipping isn't about gratitude for good service. And tipping certainly isn't about doing what's right and fair for your fellow man. Tipping is about making sure you don't mess up what you're supposed to do.

The Biggest U.S. State Is The Best At Tipping

The Huffington Post | Taste Editors | Posted 03.31.2014 | Taste

And the second smallest is the worst.

Tipping Etiquette for the Business Professional

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The way you handle gratuity in front of a client can make a lasting impression. Here are a few situations where all eyes are on you.

What The Amount You Tip Says About You

Thrillist | Posted 02.02.2014 | Taste

Your tipping etiquette isn't just a representation of your inner self.

Tipping Etiquette Around the World

Budget Travel | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Tipping is one of the most difficult aspects of travel to navigate, since you have to take into consideration everything from how employees are paid to cultural traditions hat could have you embarrassing yourself and your waiter just by leaving that 15 percent.