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Thank you and good bye

Hello all. This will be my last post about tipping. As a final post I thought I would run through a few of the things that service-employees can do that have been found to be effective in increasing the amount … Continue reading

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Tipping, blondes and breast size

I was speaking to someone a few weeks ago that gave me, what is possibly, the most honest and succinct appraisal of tipping I have heard so far. Her pseudonym is Geraldine and she said: “Tipping is bullshit! All the … Continue reading

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If Australia had a ‘tipping culture’, would it be a better place?

Australians, collectively at least, have a fair amount of control over the society they want to live in. We can’t control everything – technological limitations, international politics and economic realities, among other factors, limit the type of society we can … Continue reading

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120 years from now…

In 1891, two philosophers from the United States wondered about the ethics of tipping. ********** At that time, US tipping customs were not like they are today. The American public was familiar with tipping, but it was only practised by … Continue reading

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Should stupid people tip those who help them?

Happy New Year! I’m back posting on Sunday evenings after having a few weeks away from blogging. (Its tougher than you think writing 300-500 words a week.) In fact, I have just walked through my front door a few hours … Continue reading

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Would Australians work harder if they got tips instead of wages?

We’ve all been there. Sitting at a restaurant, waiting. Waiting … “Could we get some menus, thanks”, you ask. “Sure, I’ll be right with you”, is the reply from the waiter. They are the words you got anyway. But you … Continue reading

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Tipping and Stripping

To what extent does a woman’s ovulatory cycle affect the amounts of tips she generates at any given time? Recent research published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior suggests it could have a staggering influence. Researchers sought to find … Continue reading

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