Twitter is extremely unhappy with this tipping "trick" that shorts waiters money
We’re always looking for ways to save money—but not at the expense of other people. And Twitter is decidedly not happy with a viral video that offers a simple money-saving “tipping trick” that basically just amounts to tipping less. In the recently re-surfaced clip, CNBC claims this life hack “could save you over $400 a year.” Cool, except it encourages good tippers (those who generally tip 20%) to give their servers less money based on a technicality.
CNBC reporter Zack Guzman calls tipping a “seemingly insignificant decision that can add up over time,” which “could save you over $400 without looking cheap.” He said that instead of moving the decimal point and then doubling the bill (which gives you roughly 20%), he advises doubling the tax amount, which gets you to around 16-18%.
CNBC spoke to some people on the street about the “trick,” prompting one woman to say,
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And many on Twitter were not pleased.
Maybe a better way to save money is to cook at home or skip out on dessert, and not encouraging people to tip less. Thoughts?