- Cruise ship passengers used to hand over cash to workers, but in recent decades, most cruise liners have tipped off passenger charges, attorney Michael Guilford told Business Insider.
- Some workers who started tipping after switching to automatic tipping did not see any change in their total wages as their base salary dropped by the amount they now receive as tips.
Cruise Ship Passengers used to give cash to workers, but in recent decades, most cruise liners have tipped the passengers' dues. This could be comfortable for the passengers, but the shift was detrimental to some cruise ship workers, said yacht lawyer Michael Guilford told Business Insider.
Read more: A Royal Caribbean Caribbean cruise ship has rescued two sailors stranded at sea for 20 days to get tips, Guilford said. However, some workers, such as room managers, have seen their overall wages fall as they now earn less tipping than they did in the past, and other workers who started tipping after switching to automatic tipping have no change in their total salary seen since their basic salaries have dropped by the amount they now receive as tips.
Guilford said he had talked to hundreds of cruise ship employees before and after the cruise lines moved toward tipping, and workers who had cash reported that they earned a much higher tip than those with whom Guilford since the changeover has been made The total amount that passengers spend on tips has declined.
"I had crew members who said they made cash tips when they got cash tips and are now doing a lot less than" x "because of their new tip program have participated, "Guilford said.
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