I thought this was just a given, but apparently not, at least according to Connie, who emailed me this social dilemma.
Hi Jaime. I listen to your social dilemma all the time, and I wanted to weigh in with one of my own. My friends and I go away together a couple of times a year. When we stay at hotels, the friend I room with always wants to leave the maid a tip. I told her people don't do that anymore and it's not necessary, but she still wants to leave money. It makes me crazy, because I don't like to be wasteful with my money. We never see the maid and she or he is just doing their job, so I don't think I should have to tip. It might even be insulting to them to get one. Anyway, I thought you could use this as a social dilemma. Do you know anyone that still leaves a tip for the maid at a hotel? Thanks a lot Jaime, really appreciate it - Connie
I always leave a tip for the maid at a hotel or motel. I didn't know that you didn't have to do that anymore. I figure they have to pick up my dirty towels and change the sheets etc, they deserve a tip from me. Are you not supposed to leave a tip anymore? I wouldn't feel right not leaving a tip. So what about you? Do you leave a tip for the maid at a hotel/motel?