Abolish Tipping: It’s bad for servers, customers, and restaurants

July 10th, 2013 § 0 comments

Brian Palmer over at Slate thinks we should
abolish tipping.

The only real beneficiary of the preposterously complicated tip credit is lawyers.

He goes on to argue that it does little to improve quality of service and simply allows many service sector companies pay their employees below minimum wage. His proposed solution is also much more palatable than Mr. Pink’s.

First, ask your state and federal representatives to abolish the tip credit, which would turn tips back into actual gratuities: something given free of obligation.[Already true in California] Second, announce your tipping practice to your server as soon as you sit down [and] tip a flat, but reasonably generous, dollar amount per person in your party.


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