TAMPA, Fla. - Some feel that tips should be based on service, but San Francisco restaurant workers are lobbying to make a 25 percent tip the new standard.
As of right now, the tipping norm bounces around 15 to 20 percent, and the IRS confirms that 15 percent is about right for worker’s tax purposes, Mercury News reports.
Most servers across the county are paid below minimum wage hourly and are expected to make the majority of their money through tips, according to NBC Washington .
Although most won’t deny the difficulties in restaurant workers' pay, most locals whole heartedly reject the idea of a new 25 percent tipping standard.
“They have to be kidding. The whole purpose of a tip is to reward service. If the price is dictated it's not a tip. If they're serious they'll meet a lot of resistance. It seems like everyone is trying to squeeze another buck out of us," Mike Alexander of Antioch told Mercury News.
However, there are those that sympathize with the plight of the service industries.
"Given the terrible state of our economy, I think 25 percent is not unreasonable… I usually do 20 percent, but everyone needs some extra money now and I'm all for it," Valerie Green of Oakley said.
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