New Examine Finds Older Generations Tip Extra Typically However Much less Generously Than Youthful Folks – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you’re going out to eat this weekend, are you planning to tip the wait staff at restaurants or others who provide you service?

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A study by suggests there’s a big difference as to who the big tippers are.

At a taping of the Sunday Business Page with Jon Delano, Senior Analyst Ted Rossman said across the board, Millennials and Gen Z’ers – those under 40 – are inconsistent tippers, often not tipping at all.

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And that includes failing to tip hairstylists and barbers, food delivery people, taxi and rideshare drivers, and even restaurant workers.

“For example, at sit-down restaurants, where I think tipping basically should be universal, there was a huge disparity,” Rossman said. “Only 56% of Gen Z’ers and 58% of Millennials said that they were always tipping the wait staff. That compares to 80% of Gen X’ers and 88% of Baby Boomers, and a similar trend played out in other categories.”

One positive note for those under 40 – when they do tip, they tend to tip more generously than older folks, the study found.

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You can watch Jon’s full interview on this subject on the Sunday Business Page during KDKA’s Sunday Morning News.

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