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A different way to think about Percent

Apr 10, 2010

18% - as service industry tip expectations have continued to creep up over the years (remember when a 10% tip on a meal was considered the appropriate tip for really good service!), it seems that we could have centered on something a little easier to calculate than 18%. Twenty percent would be easier to calculate for most people. Most people that aren’t in the service industry probably wish we could go back to the easier days of 10%! Since numbers like 18% tend to scare most of us off, we now have a myriad of other methods and "apps" to calculate tips! What if you find yourself dining out without your iPhone with its “tip app”, or a “tip chart”? For the full story, click on the link below and scan to page 6