H and A, that's exactly what I mean. When you start reading all the comments on here about tipping most of them keep harping on about wanting the choice, then extol the virtues of how much extra they tipped as well.
So what would be the difference if the crew were actually paid a living wage instead of needing to rely on the kindness of strangers?
I am tired of reading about how hard the crew works, and how they really need the tip money. I agree they do work hard, but I am tired of being told I HAVE to TIP, that I am cheap or mean if I don't.
When I HAVE to do something it is not a gratuity!
The actual people who are being cheap and mean are the cruise lines for hiring these people on and paying them so little and expecting guilt to provide the wages.