Post Pandemic Tipping is Still High and Holiday Tips Will Be Too
When the pandemic first hit no one left the house. We ate food from our own cupboards! (gasp) Cooking came back into style for a bit until we realized that these restaurants were hemorrhaging money due to no customers.
So we took one for the team and started eating take out quite a lot. The wife & I were lucky enough to stay working through the pandemic so we thought we would help our community by ordering food and tipping more than normal.
I'll be honest though. I'm not a big tipper. I'm an incredible cheap ass. But I do tip more now than I ever did before and we have the pandemic to thank for that.
Turns out, do to a new study 58% of us are still leaving bigger tips than we were before the pandemic.
Over half of us now leave waiters more than 20%, and 38% typically do the same for delivery drivers. Only 6% of Americans said they're tipping less . . . and another 6% said they usually don't leave ANY tip.
And now that it's the holidays they say 27% of us will tip restaurant servers more than usual during the holidays.
CNBC had a report on what people will give for the holidays. So here's a heads up so you don't look like an ungrateful turd.
1. Housekeeper. 47% plan to tip . . . and the average tip is $50.
2. Babysitter or daycare provider. 41% plan to tip . . . average tip $50.
3. Teacher. 41% of parents will give an average of $25, usually in the form of a small gift instead of cash.
4. Landscaper or gardener. 36% will tip . . . $30.
5. Mail carrier. 27% will tip . . . $20.
6. Trash or recycling collector. 19% will tip an average of $20.
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