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(Slate)   Co-op restaurant refuses to accept payment from patrons. Well, just the tip   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Department of Labor, little guy, payments, minimum wages  
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5499 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Dec 2012 at 9:21 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-20 12:05:11 PM  
1 vote:
So instead of the whole tipping fiasco, they're just going to pay their employees a fair wage?

And people have a problem with this?

/needs a FINALLY tag
//your reward for good service is keeping your job
2012-12-20 10:52:35 AM  
1 vote:

curriemaster: MycroftHolmes:
Tipping is confusing only if you are a moran. It is the system that is currently in place, is pretty straightforward and is pretty simple. Are there benefits to the system? Yes. Are there disadvantages? yes. Continuing to whine about how awful tipping is when it is ultimately not that much better or worse than the system you describe just makes you sound like a cranky old man yelling at clouds.

Not being from the US, but finding it maximally annoying to feel pressure to tip everyone, constantly: what exactly are the benefits to the system? Because giving a dollar bill to the barman every time he takes the cap off of my beer just makes me want to buy a case of beer and stay at home. Unless the benefits to the system are higher rates of alcoholism.

The tipping system offers consumers a chance to directly impact a service providers income and therefore provide an immediate feedback system. You don't like a server's performance, don't tip him. If the majority of people feel as you do (if the person is a truly bad server), they will be unable to continue at that job without improving.
2012-12-20 09:34:39 AM  
1 vote:
i'm going to drive all the way to ohio just so i can eat there. i hate tipping, its arbitrary, its confusing, its unnecessary, and it creates friction between the server and the customer. how about restaurants just charge me what it costs to prepare the food and pay the employees a good wage? none of this "we'll pay our employees slave wages and let the customer make up the difference based on how good a job he thought the employee did."
2012-12-20 01:51:28 AM  
1 vote:
Wish every place would do this.
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