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We're finding out: When and where you should leave a tip

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 08:19:54-04

A new study found done by CreditCard.com found millennials are not tipping enough, finding nearly two thirds are tipping less then the standard 20 percent. So just when and where should you tip? 

One person you may not think needs a tip is your dog groomer, however the co-owner of Bingo Institute of Grooming, Brian Lane, says dog groomers work off commission.

“We notice most people on smaller dogs do like 5 dollars on larger dog they’ll usually do 10,” said Lane.

Another person you should tip is your Uber and Lyft drivers. Uber has just added a tipping option off your phone when you hail a ride, something Uber has had for years.

However not all service industries tip, for example IV Haus in Royal Oak. People can walk in and get an IV drip for a little extra hydration that they say can sure anything from a cold to a hangover. They do not work off commission.

“We normally don’t accept tips, mainly because our services are a certain amount of money and we don’t want to over tax our folks that come in,” said the co-owner of IV Haus Sabra Evans

If you are unsure if you should ask.

“We get a lot of calls everyday about whether or not they should tip,” says Evans.

If you do end up having a bad experience, say something first before giving no tip at all.

“Not only from a tipping perspective but again overall satisfaction,” said Bob Morton, co-owner of Lilly’s Seafood and Grill Brewery.