Social Dilemma-Is It Okay to Tip On the Pre-Tax Total of Your Bill?

Today's social dilemma came from a video I saw that CNBC posted about a how to save money at restaurants. Basically their hack was to just tip less. But that makes is sound like they want you to be cheap. That's not the case at all. Basically the guy in the video talks about how you're supposed to tip between 15-20%, and most people tip according to what the TOTAL of the bill is. But in actuality, you can save a few bucks if you tip on the subtotal, before tax is added in. Now CNBC is catching a lot of flack for this, but I thought this was common knowledge. That you're not supposed to tip on the taxed portion of the bill, but the untaxed portion. But I guess a lot of servers and family and friends of servers are up in arms about this because they believe that this hack will shortchange them. Also, after asking some friends and coworkers, most of them believe that tipping on the subtotal is the way to go. Now I always tip on the total, but I admit that I usually tip more than the average person, mainly because when I was younger I worked in a restaurant so I know what it's like hoping you get good tips so you can make your rent payment. That being said, I think there's nothing wrong with tipping on the subtotal. So what do you think? Is it okay to tip on the subtotal of your restaurant bill, or should you tip on the full total that is taxed? Let me know what you think on the TRY Facebook page.

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