Apple store customers could be asked to tip employees if this unionized store gets its way

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Apple store employees in Maryland are seeking changes to rules that could see customers encouraged to tip employees.

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Why should we tip? At this point apple sells alone, you go to the Apple Store, someone is there to you tell them I want to buy something, the send you the seller and you say give me this, and you pay, they normally don’t advice you not even in why don’t you buy this instead of that, normally is a pretty simple transaction that you know what are you buying.

The only ones that you interact more, is Genius Bar, when something is wrong an because of that they had to hear you and interact with you to find a solution, if you want to them give something maybe, but you should not also have to get a pre stable porcent, maybe I will be wrong for most, but tips by porcent of our buy is lots of money, normally the win commissions for sales, an they make lots of sale depending on store.

So no not a fan of that idea, probably will select different store or say none to tip obligated by the store, if I decide because they were really helpful advice or more is different but that is not the normal interact in the store
 
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Why should we tip? At this point apple sells alone, you go to the Apple Store, someone is there to you tell them I want to buy something, the send you the seller and you say give me this, and you pay, they normally don’t advice you not even in why don’t you buy this instead of that, normally is a pretty simple transaction that you know what are you buying.

The only ones that you interact more, is Genius Bar, when something is wrong an because of that they had to hear you and interact with you to find a solution, if you want to them give something maybe, but you should not also have to get a pre stable porcent, maybe I will be wrong for most, but tips by porcent of our buy is lots of money, normally the win commissions for sales, an they make lots of sale depending on store.

So no not a fan of that idea, probably will select different store or say none to tip obligated by the store, if I decide because they were really helpful advice or more is different but that is not the normal interact in the store
I’m also not a fan of this.
 

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This might work in a country where tipping someone who is just doing a job they are being paid for is the norm. I was brought up to in the belief that tipping was only done in response to exceptional service, over and above the requirements of the job. Also ! this does not mean irritating over-assiduous table service or an imbecile grin at all times !
 

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Apple store employees in Maryland are seeking changes to rules that could see customers encouraged to tip employees.

Apple store customers could be asked to tip employees if this unionized store gets its way : Read more
I wouldn't tip and even if I decided to do so, after buying a product at apple prices plus taxes, I surely wouldn't tip by %. Might give u 5 or 10$ not 3 to 5%. But unions always have to set exaggerated requests to then get what they really want, so I hope they re going to get a good raise.
 

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They want a raise AND to be able to accept tips?

One or the other, but not both.

I’d go for the raise. Personally, I’ve never received service at the Apple Store that was worthy of a tip.
 
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We should really get rid of the tipping culture in North America, and roll it into the normally paid compensation.

There's places where I will simply never tip, because it is simply not appropriate, like public transportation (it is a service), your local coffee shop (e.g.: Timmies) fast food chains (e.g.: Subway), electronics stores... Basically, if it is not directly in the tourism industry.

If the employer wants to roll into their employee's compensation, I'm all for it, like this sushi restaurant did: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/this-montreal-restaurant-is-paying-staff-an-80-000-salary-1.6383234
 

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To follow on, paying by card opens another can of worms
Your bill usually comes “service included” and some outfits offer the opportunity
to add a tip ! Now, staff (the people you see) never see any of the first take in their pathetic wages, if you add a tip management will help itself to a large chunk of this also !! So if you really want to tip for exceptional service to the person that gave it, you have to pay something in cash that the management can’t touch, have we got enough pockets ?
 

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