WOW. Tipping isn't just done to help someone making minimum wage. There are positions that have always been tipped positions. No, they aren't mandatory, they are the norm though..and if someone does a horrible job- by all means- do not reward them. But, people claiming, proudly, that they don't tip percentages, they won't tip over ore set amounts, and they don't tip housekeepers.. is pretty shocking. I am really curious to know- Were you not taught these things in school? Did your parents teach you about tipping? Or did you just one day decide to buck the norm? And I'm also curious to know, what do you teach your children about the subject?