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[–] 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.

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[–] 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.

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[–] acheron2012 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How is this "psychologically better"? It seems the net effect is it doesn't matter how terrible your work ethic is, or how horrible you treat the customer you get a guaranteed payout. Granted free money for doing nothing is the dream of many people, but I strongly disagree that this is of psychological benefit to the employee, and it is pure poison to the society.

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