Woman sparks debate after claiming she was asked to tip airport worker for checking her bag
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A woman on TikTok has sparked a debate about tipping culture in the US after she claimed an airport employee who checked her luggage asked for a tip.
Tipping people is a lot more common in the US compared to other parts of the world such as the UK, for example.
While certain people in industries are more commonly tipped in the UK such as waiters and waitresses, Brits wouldn't expect to tip the Domino's delivery driver like they do in the US.
Now, a TikToker has shared her stance on the tipping culture which she believes had 'gotten out of hand'.
Addysen Drake (@addydrake98) explained in her TikTok video how she is in the service industry and gets how important tips are for many people.
Despite that, Addysen thinks it has gotten out after the recent tip request she had at the airport.
She said: "Tell me why when I get to the airport, after paying $400 for a flight, and I’m going to pay for my $35 checked bag, the guy says to me: 'OK, you have to pay in credit card, but you can tip in cash'."
The TikToker then shows the face she pulled at the airport worker, which left her a bit shocked after already forking out a lot of money.
She says that once she whipped out her credit card, the man gave her an iPad screen and asked her: "What would you like to leave for tip?"
This left Addysen stunned, which was evident as she sarcastically asked the question 'what?' multiple times in the TikTok.
She added: " And keep in mind, he was a total f*****g douchebag to me.
"He was so rude to me. What am I tipping that man for? What do we pay all this money for?"
The TikTok has been viewed more than 255,000 times on the platform with over 25,000 likes.
Many have taken to the comment section of the video, which has left people divided.
One person said: "My mom has always tipped the outside baggage check people.
But a second person disagreed: "Unless it’s a sit down restaurant where someone actually served me throughout my meal, or I’m getting food delivered, I am not tipping for anything else anymore.
"Gotta put our foot down."
An airline employee also got involved in the discussion, they said: "Airline employee here! If this was an agent at the TKT counter, big no no. Curbside are contracted (diff IDbadge) are allowed but shouldn't be asking."
Addysen replied to the comment saying: "I didn’t know that before I made the video and it blew up lol but I’ve read them all so I get it now."