CNBC Tipping Video Sparks Anger

Posted: Apr 09, 2019 2:00 PM
CNBC Tipping Video Sparks Anger

Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

A recent video posted on CNBC's Twitter page has sparked anger in the comment section.

The video is entitled "This simple tipping trick could save you over $400 a year." In it, a young man in a restaurant explains that you can save money by taking the standard 10-20% tip from your total before tax was added. He also suggests doubling the tax, which apparently saves you more money than moving the decimal point on the total.

Even though the video addresses that this will give the waiter less money and tells the audience that how much they tip is up to them, not many people are happy with the video.

Though the video was released Sunday, CNBC has not issued a statement about the video. However, the man in the video, Zack Guzman -- at the time a multimedia reporter for the network -- responded to critics on Twitter.

"At no point do I argue not tipping a server," Guzman said. "At no point do I argue hot to tip. At no point do I say tip less than 15 percent. Quite frankly, I was just interested in the fact that some people double the tax to arrive at a tip while others move the decimal to calculate 20 percent like me."

Guzman has moved from CNBC to reporting for Yahoo Finance.