Finances People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping  

Lauren Slocum
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List Rules Vote up the people who don't deserve any more of your hard-earned money.

To tip or not to tip! That is the question. And lately, it’s a question that comes up all too often. Tipping has gotten so out of hand… it’s as if every cash register comes paired with a quippy tip jar and a complimentary black cloud of shame if you don’t indulge in some 19 year old’s weekend fund. So, before tipping gets even more outrageous, we’ve done the world a favor (you’re welcome, world!) and created a list of all the people you no longer have to feel guilty about

This isn’t to say tipping should be abolished. Tipping is a wonderful way of showing appreciation for top-notch service, and there are definitely industries and people who are worth the extra monetary gesture. But we think we speak for a good portion of the masses (except for those found on this list), when we say we’re getting fed up with these expectations of forking over our measly salaries every time we make a purchase.

Tipping started out as a simple acronym - “to insure promptness.” If we start tipping every Peter, Paul, and Mary who works at Quizno’s, we’re never gonna make it out alive. So push your guilt aside, read through this list of people you shouldn’t have to tip, and revisit that old fashioned institution of simply being polite at the register.

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7,011 5,809
Bartenders Who Won't Look at Y... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Bartenders Who Won't Look at You This isn't Thunder Down Under... no one's making it rain for a cocky jerk. 

2
6,172 5,129
A Stylist That Messes up Your ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
A Stylist That Messes up Your Haircut Resist the guilt! If you leave in tears, you'll leave no tip.

3
6,490 5,449
Servers Who Hit on Your Signif... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Servers Who Hit on Your Significant Other Your job is to please, not to tease.

4
5,761 4,919
Nail Salon Employees Who Talk ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Nail Salon Employees Who Talk Crap About You Remember, you're paying them to have your nails done, not to be degraded.

5
5,003 4,306
Cabdrivers Who Almost Get You ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Cabdrivers Who Almost Get You in an Accident Near death experiences don't merit tipping. 

6
5,895 5,198
The Cashier When You're Pi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
The Cashier When You're Picking up Takeout If tips went to the chef, sure! But they don't. And that guy just stood there.

7
4,163 4,046
Baristas Who Only Serve You a ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Baristas Who Only Serve You a Cup of Coffee Do you tip 7-11 employees for ripping off a scratcher and handing it to you? 'Nuff said.

8
4,929 4,827
The Plumber That Leaves a Mess is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
The Plumber That Leaves a Mess The day you start tipping the plumber is the day you decide you never really needed that 401k, anyway.

9
3,023 3,074
Buffet Waitresses That Don'... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
kctaylorband added Buffet Waitresses That Don't Actually Bring You Anything.

10
3,912 4,074
The Lazy Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
The Lazy Babysitter If your kid tells you the babysitter texted all night, feel no guilt about no tip. 

11
3,188 3,627
Casino Cashier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Casino Cashier Let's not get ridiculous. Spending money to win money is already hazy enough. 

12
3,521 4,014
Lazy Doormen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Lazy Doormen It's not that we don't appreciate you, it's that you're already getting paid to do your job.

13
3,411 3,894
Cranky Bathroom Attendants is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Cranky Bathroom Attendants We appreciate your services, but no one likes a bad attitude.

14
2,615 2,998
The Waitress Who Acts Like She... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
The Waitress Who Acts Like She's Your Best Friend We've come here for the food, not your companionship.

15
3,071 3,563
Parking Attendants Who Sleep/T... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Parking Attendants Who Sleep/Text on the Job No offense, but it's hard to catch car thieves while you're sleeping. 

16
3,017 3,559
Yogurt Shop Employees is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Yogurt Shop Employees Tipping a yogurt shop employee is like tipping someone to pour you a fountain drink. 

17
1,814 2,242
Haircutters Who Wash Your Hair... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
RobLein added Haircutters Who Wash Your Hair, But Don't Completely Dry It Before You Go Outside

18
2,671 3,346
Bagel Shop Employees is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Bagel Shop Employees Slicin' and spreadin' ain't gonna get our spare change!

19
2,240 2,892
Waiters Who Kneel Down Every T... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Waiters Who Kneel Down Every Time They Talk to You Hang on to your voodoo kneeling tricks, buddy. We're onto you. 

20
2,615 3,425
Gossiping Food Court Employees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Gossiping Food Court Employees Dishing out corn dogs and pizza slices doesn't merit extra change. Sorry, not sorry. 

21
2,077 2,835
Produce Deliverers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Produce Deliverers If you were to come in and cook the meals, too, we could work something out.

22
2,226 3,107
Super Cranky Tailors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Super Cranky Tailors Don't be weird. Tip by promoting their business or bringing them a bottle of wine at the holidays. 

23
2,056 3,031
Your Mechanic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Your Mechanic Just like you, mechanics make their own hard-earned money. 

24
1,664 2,756
Farmer's Market Vendors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
Farmer's Market Vendors We hope you're never put in this predicament. If you are, resist! 

25
1,108 2,248
Certified Public Accountants is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping
RobLein added Certified Public Accountants Even if they find great tax breaks for you. You already pay them a lot.