June 10, 2008
The Art of Tipping
My mother raised a big tipper. But, she also raised a value seeker. So, I go to Great Clips to get my hair cut and I don't get a usual stylist. It's random chance, first-in-line seating.
So, if the stylist knew that I was a big tipper, she'd probably be more careful and spend some more time on me. But, they don't get tipped until after the haircut, and I don't see a single stylist often enough for them to remember me.
So, doesn't tipping really well only make sense if you're hoping to establish a relationship with the service person?
Because while tipping out of respect, or appreciation for a job well done is great, isn't an ulterior motive to ensure great service the next time?
Posted by Eric Olsen at 10:53 AM