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# 214662 23-May-2017 09:29
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It must be election year. I know there's a lot of people in these forums who travel a lot more than I do, but is there anyone who thinks that more tipping in NZ would a) improve service and/or b) increase the take-home pay of service workers?


A common theme in the comments is "put the politicians on minimum wage, and we'll tip them if we think they do a good job". Unfortunately, when politicians get tipped for making some of their constituents happy, its usually called bribery and corruption.

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  # 1786461 23-May-2017 09:41
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I think if someone does a reasonable job they should be adequately paid for it.


Why should one sector have to get cr*p pay and rely on little more than begging to get enough regular income.


Paula Bennet is admitting that wages in our society are insufficient to live on and expects people to beg for money.


If someone did something extra nice for me, I may tip. But to expect a tip everytime someone brings me a coffee - just doing their job is not tipping - its a tax.


Where should tipping start and end?


I go into a shop to buy a pair of shoes - the person is helpful - Do I need to tip? (and if not why?)


I get my car serviced and its ready on time - do I tip and if not why not?


etc etc.


Tipping sucks - NO! 

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

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