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[–] veetack 23 points 42 points (+65|-23) ago  (edited ago)

Republican here. Because of the $15 minimum wage, the cost has been passed on to me, therefore I no longer tip my servers or bartenders. /s

Just kidding. I'm not a Seattle resident or a Republican, but this is the BS I'm seeing all over FB


[–] DingleMyCringle 0 points 72 points (+72|-0) ago 

Wait... We don't have to tip anymore if $15/hr becomes a thing? Shit, it's got my vote.


[–] PIK-SHOE 0 points 68 points (+68|-0) ago 

See: Europe


[–] defiantKITTY 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

It's a little more complicated because there are multiple minimum wages, there's one for non-tipped employees and tipped employees. Currently, the federal minimum for tipped employees is $2.13, but that is contingent on the employee receiving at least $30/month in tips.

I'm not sure about the specifics of the various $15 min wage proposals, and whether it's meant to replace all min wages, or just non-tipped, but either way I think it will be interesting to see if the culture of tipping will be affected by these changes.


[–] K-Anne-R 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Actually, I had read an article that a lot of restaurant owners had started advocating not tipping based on the law and how they wanted to configure their menu to make paying their staff $15/hr feasible.

"Bob Donegan, the president of Ivar's, which runs a chain of fish and chip shops, says the company has increased its prices. At Ivar's Salmon House, for instance, one of the company's sit-down restaurants, the price for all menu items increased 21 percent in April.

"Alaska coho that's today $34, last week would have been $28," Donegan says. "So that meal that last year cost you $100, today costs you $121."

The catch is that when diners pay the bill, they are no longer expected to leave a tip: it's included. The big price increase will allow the Salmon House to start paying a $15-an-hour minimum wage immediately, three years ahead of schedule.

"It's very early, but so far it's working OK," Donegan says.

Many restaurants in the city are watching Ivar's to see if the changes work and if they should follow suit, he says. But not every restaurant is in a position to experiment." From NPR


[–] Woohhaa 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Would workers who had previously worked for tips in the past be paid the minimum wage? If so would the tradition of tipping really be phased out?

I know no one knows about the second part but I'm seriously curious what other people think.


[–] Questionssm 4 points 35 points (+39|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Lets be honest, Anyone who said they are going to stop tipping never tipped anyway.


[–] CryHavoc 5 points 10 points (+15|-5) ago 

This is absolutely wrong. Historically, wait persons and bussers have relied on tips for the majority of their wages. There was a definite reason to consider the tip as part of the cost of the meal. You can include bartenders here also.

But if I know they're making $30k per year, then I'm not tipping. Because the additional cost of that wage increase is most likely added into the food or drink.

Odds are that most will move to a straight 10% service charge to compensate and mitigate the increased in the menu prices. End result in cost will be the same but psychologically it will be better. Pretty much the way many other countries do it.


[–] Didymus 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Why would you tip someone with a good paying job for doing that job? The whole guilt trip about tipping is "The restaurants don't pay them enough so we have to supplement that." Now they are being paid a "living wage" so why do customers have to continue to subsidize workers?


[–] voltapizzle 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Okay. This shit is pretty simple. Tipping, in places where tipped jobs get paid less (many states have a much lower minimum wage, some between $2-3), allows the customer to be the "boss". Instead of one person trying to manage and watch and incentivize a bunch of employees, every single table gets to be their server's "boss". Menu prices are cheaper because the waitstaff is paid significantly less, and thus the overhead is much lower.

So you can either tip and get better service, or pay more for your food, effectively the same amount of money, and get worse service.


[–] Zenhael 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago  (edited ago)

I don't believe in tipping.

Edit: lol, downvoated? I'm sorry to hear about your deceased sense of humor, whoever you are.


[–] JJNova 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Cough up the buck, ya cheap bastard, I paid for your goddamn breakfast.


[–] pimpboy_3billion 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

I will assume you eat fast food or home cooked meals only.