Self-Checkouts Are Asking Us to Tip!?

Here's a hot new term: "Tipping fatigue" is when you're sick of constantly being asked to leave a tip in situations where it used to be considered weird.


"The Wall Street Journal" just did a big write-up on how we're even being asked to leave tips at SELF-CHECKOUTS now.


They talked to a few people who've recently encountered the prompts. Here are two examples . . .


1. Someone bought a $6 bottle of water at a self-checkout kiosk at the Newark airport, and it asked them if they wanted to leave a 10% or 20% tip. They said it felt like "emotional blackmail."


2. A baseball fan grabbed a beer from a self-service fridge at Petco Park in San Diego, and it asked him to leave a tip. He said he was confused, because he didn't know who the money was going to . . . but he still left a 20% tip.


Both organizations said the money DOES go to employees. But it just feels weird to leave a tip when you didn't actually interact with any employees. 



(WSJ / Business Insider)

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