Now Apple workers want you to tip when buying a LAPTOP! trends now
Staff at Apple's first unionized store in the US are in talks to implement a tipping system at the check-out.
Workers at the Maryland branch - which became unionized last year - plan to ask customers if they wish to add an optional gratuity worth 3 to 5 percent of their purchase or a custom amount.
A 5 percent tip on the latest MacBook Air - which retails at $1,199 - would work out as $59.95.
It comes after shoppers complained they are increasingly being asked to tip at self-checkout machines - despite having zero interaction with employees.
Currently Apple's policies state that store workers who accept a tip from a customer will be automatically fired.
Employees at an Apple branch in Maryland are in talks to implement a tipping system at the check-out. The members are pictured last year after agreeing to unionize
A 5 percent tip on the latest MacBook Air - which retails at $1,199 - would work out as $59.95
But workers at the store in Towson, Maryland, say customers often 'insist' on leaving money for them after a purchase.
The cash then goes into a safe before being returned to the company - without the employer seeing any of it.
The Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (CORE) - which represents the Apple employees - wrote on Twitter: 'Though we do not see tips as a major way of generating income we wanted to create an acceptable system that allows the occasional customer the ability to reward our team for their hard work.
'We understand there are a lot of concerns about the culture of tipping as a whole in the US, but