|Self-checkout machines asking customers to tip
Leaving a tip in a restaurant is a part of life in many countries. We tip a waiter or someone in a hotel. We might put a tip in a jar next to a cash register. There is now a new way to tip – self checkout machines. People are not happy about them. Some of these machines are asking for a 20 per cent tip. They are in airports, cafes, bookstores and clothes shops in the USA. There is no face-to-face contact between people. Many customers in stores say they are not happy about leaving a tip and giving extra money to a machine.