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Cathy from Hager City, WI

Q: What personal experiences influence your tipping style?

A: I used to work at a luncheonette for my first job. I tried really hard to serve my customers and my tips showed it. So if I get good service I tend to tip more because it encourages the server to think of customer service.

In May, we asked our listeners and readers how they decide what to tip for the services they use. More than 500 people responded to our survey. Many provided their personal experiences, strategies and rationales for how they handle this often confusing part of everyday life. Click here to see all the responses, and please visit our interactive map of tipping trends in the U.S.

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