Hello Gals and Guys,
What / Why is the reason for tipping? I do not see it.
When you hire a General Contractor to do a job either at your house or at your place business, You and him negotiate / stretch and loosen / haggle and dribble back and forward the price, the quality and quantity of materials, payment terms, monetary advancement, the estimated time for partial deliveries or completion of work and many others.
At the end if both agreed in all the final terms, there is not need for tipping the contractor or his workers throughout the development of the job contracted and agreed, Everybody in the transaction is and was aware of the implications, conditions, and terms before starting the job.
The very same way you and your contractor dealt and settled previously on all the terms, the same contractor had dealt beforehand either with his own crews or his sub-contractors and their employees about all the terms in advance taking the job or the hiring about the salaries, wages, fringe benefits, bonus, and else.
When you go to Walmart do you tip the associates for pointing you to where that specific product or brand you are looking for is? Not really, his job when she / he applied and took the job at Walmart she / he knew what to the customers the obligations were to be. Help the customers any possible way, be attentive, polite, even takes you figuratively by the hand and walk you to the aisle where your looking product / brand is.
When you visit your dentist, ophthalmologist, veterinarian do you tip the receptionist at the front desk, the medical practicing assistant or nurse for filling up the information regarding the reason to your visit with the specialist. No, of course not.
When a customer of yours asks you to help her / him instruction on how to use a washer or a dryer, do you expect a tip? No, of course not.
The same way I do not agree with tipping waitress / waiters or bar attendants at restaurants. Those employees should be under the owner of the establishment employment roster. Earning and paying full / hourly salaries, taxes, fringe benefits, bonus, and else.
Customers of any business they should not have the burden of giving a tip for the services rendered by the employees of the establishment in question. The owner or the management team they must provide in advance what are the salaries and gratuities that those employees are entitled to and consider these within the final price of the service product sold to the client.
How many times some of us have visited an establishment and received a royal king´s treatment and given a big tip thinking that the product, service, and attention of the employees is out of this world, and how many times we have returned to the same establishment expecting to receive the same great service and we have felt cheated and put-upon because the person who assisted us is not the same as the last one and his care to us was worse than regrettable.
That is the reason because many hired employees are badly used that if you do not tip them in advance they only deliver a low quality job with bad attitude and undermine their bosses.
I also agreed that at the end of the contracted job the performance of the employees is / was superlative maybe an unspoken bonus of gratitude will be given.
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