If an employee is sent somewhere by the boss/company via Uber and they are covering expenses, how should the employee tip the driver?
- Should the employee act as if he is taking his own ride, and tip the same way he normally would, even though it's not his money?
- Should the employee not tip at all because the company is paying for travel expenses and a tip is not a necessary travel expense?
Can the employee tip the driver an astronomical amount because he's not losing any money anyway?
Must the employee ask the boss every time how much he can/should tip, or at least ask one time for general guidance?
Should the employee simply tip the driver from his own pocket?
- Is there any sort of accepted workplace norm regarding this type of situation?
- Do companies have official policies about this?
- What are the legal and ethical ramifications of this?
- Would it make a difference if the trips are a rare occurrence or a daily activity?