I'm noticing a lot of places (restaurants, taxis, etc.) are adding on an automatic tip or calculating it for "you" and suggesting it.
Now I know that NYC runs on tipping, and that it is not as common in, say, Europe.
But my question is, If it is added on, or even "suggested" is it really a surcharge, and not a "tip"?
In that case I resent it, because I felt the tip amount is at my discretion. While it may seem more "convenient" to have it calculated for you, I personally feel manipulated by this.
What do others think?