Will Higher Income Areas Mean Higher Tips for Parking Attendants in South Africa

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The modern day motorist of South Africa often experiences the fear or even suspicion of car theft or damage upon leaving their car parked and unattended at a public area such as a shopping centre. Since this is a common fear and occurrence, measures have been taken to ensure the safety of motor vehicles in parking lots at public areas. Parking attendants will almost always be present at densely populated parking lots to watch over these vehicles while motorists leave them unattended and vulnerable. All that parking attendants expect in return is a small fee or “tip” as payment for watching over the motorist’s vehicle while he or she is separated from it. Previous studies have shown that research has been conducted on the average…show more content…
The modern day motorist of South Africa often experiences the fear or even suspicion of car theft or damage upon leaving their car parked and unattended at a public area such as a shopping centre. Since this is a common fear and occurrence, measures have been taken to ensure the safety of motor vehicles in parking lots at public areas. Parking attendants will almost always be present at densely populated parking lots to watch over these vehicles while motorists leave them unattended and vulnerable. All that parking attendants expect in return is a small fee or “tip” as payment for watching over the motorist’s vehicle while he or she is separated from it. Previous studies have shown that research has been conducted on the average earnings of parking attendants; however, no research has been conducted on how different income areas affect the earnings of the parking attendants. This leads to the purpose of the survey, to determine in which income generating area a parking attendant will earn the greatest amount in tips, and more significantly, to investigate if higher income areas will result in larger tips for parking attendants. The research question is: What are parking attendants’ experiences of tipping within different income areas? I hypothesise that parking attendants working in high income areas receive larger tips than those working in low income areas. The aim for this survey is to determine which income area will tip parking attendants the most and
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