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People are finally fed up enough with tipping culture that it's in the news.

Well I'll tell ya what, I've been fed up with it for years. Fight me!
It was always a way for service companies to exploit their workers and pass the burden of a fair wage on to the consumer’s kind graces. It needs to be on the companies to not exploit their workers and if prices go up… so be it. At least everything is transparent at that point and workers are not exploited.
@DarkHeaven Here we might agree, I rather there be no tip, just pay the waiters hourly and tips be unexpected extra bonus if there is one.

And they're asking for tips for everything now a days.

I don't understand why a tip if I'm being my own waiter.
@sstronaut 💯
@sstronaut I as the consumer shouldn’t be guilted into making up the difference of the companies exploitation of their own worker. Pay them a fair wage… I’ll pay the difference if it raises cost to me, and I’ll tip only if want to and truly feel that’s it’s deserved.
nedkelly · 61-69, M
Tipping is not in Australia, pay the workers a decent wage
Josh1454 · M
Sadly every time I hear someone who agrees with tipping the way it is in the US, they just sound like they’re brainwashed.
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
Isn't the US the only country that tips?? It's time we stop that shit.
@DearAmbellina2113 but then employers will be responsible for paying their employees. That's ludicrous 🙄
Notsimilarreally · 31-35, F
@DearAmbellina2113 Canada tips
Notsimilarreally · 31-35, F
@Degbeme *picks you up by tail*
Degbeme · 70-79, M
It wouldn't need to be there if the companies paid workers a decent minimum wage.

America is the worst example- servers get taxed assuming they are tipped!
I don't mind tipping at a restaurant but I don't want to tip to get a hair cut.
Barny52 · 56-60, M
Why would I tip when staff are earning more than my pension !
Notsimilarreally · 31-35, F
@Barny52 exactly
Slade · 56-60, M
I don't agree, tipping is the best incentive for good service. In NY, it is not unheard of, for bartenders to make well into 6 figures. Even in a hole in the wall Irish pub.

You have to be on your toes and make your customers want to return. The Irish there have an uncanny 6th sense of when someone's glass is empty without even looking.

If they are still open when the other service workers get off they really clean up. They take care of each other
smiler2012 · 56-60
@Slade 🤔yes i can understand thinking but that should not be the case if you want somebody too come back too your establishment you give a good service too attract there custom . if they are happy with the service they have received and offer a gratuity well that is a bonus
Slade · 56-60, M
@smiler2012 The tipping culture also lets the brilliant shine. The ones who hustle, really go out of their way and create an impression can do extremely well. It's a visceral reward
smiler2012 · 56-60
@Slade basically go that extra mile too impress your customer makes sense
lumberjackslam · 41-45, M
I felt bad about not giving Starbucks people a tip after going there almost everyday. So I left a tip in the jar, not on the tip screen. The eggheads are going to count that towards their employees wages.
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@Like2play we are well above the national as well. I take no issue with states doing what they should. But shame on the twenty states that don’t,
@Like2play it shouldn’t be a national issue, on that we probably both agree.
This will never change until people get fed up with letting companies pay poverty wages that make people dependent on tips to survive.
[center]If I fight you, I'll end up in jail, and if I ended up in jail, some guy will do this and I'll be in big trouble
Quimliqer · 70-79, M
I don’t mind if the service and food quality are superb, but to be forced to pay in an abomination!!
Notsimilarreally · 31-35, F
@Quimliqer exactly
I tip off the service i get. I tip really well in cash to my server, then leave some on credit card too.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
Went to a Thai restaurant and they print how much 15%, 20% and 25% tips are at the bottom of the bill. The service is good for a tiny restaurant but still, don’t feel entitled to a big tip for a restaurant that has a long lunch wait (due to their specials) and mostly wooden benches and a few booths…no tablecloths etc.
bookerdana · M
You asked fer it

Rolexeo · 26-30, M
Now they want us to tip, at fast food resturants....how about just pay your fucking employees? Holy shit!
MrBiginNebraska · 18-21, M
Tipping is one of those things you should just do, but shouldn't exist at all.
UndercoverBard · 31-35, M
Ok but no pulling the hair
Notsimilarreally · 31-35, F
@UndercoverBard 🥸🤜
UndercoverBard · 31-35, M
@Notsimilarreally hey I wasn’t ready! 🤕
iamonfire696 · 41-45, F
It’s crazy when they charge the server to add to the tip pool. A percentage of their sales goes into that tip pool for the rest of the staff.

I always tip at restaurants like that because I feel bad if they lose money to serve me but that shouldn’t be how it is.
MethDozer · M
I don't see the problem with it. It think it is a superior method of payment for service industry.
MethDozer · M
@Notsimilarreally The prices would just be higher and the waitresses would still be making less money.

IDK, I get what you're saying to a point but that's just eating a too expensive place and to be fair. When someone pays the bill the other person rightfully covers the reasonable tip.

You're not actually obligated to tip, it's just the right thing to do if service was reasonable to good. I have absolutely refused tips based on piss poor or rude service.
Notsimilarreally · 31-35, F
@MethDozer I'd rather prices be higher than feel like I need to pay employees for the company they work for. I've worked in waitressed and been a barista, I get how great tips are and the option should be there for people to do so. But it shouldn't have to be so relied upon. People should be nice because people should be nice, as in waitresses etc, and do the job they sign up for with a smile on. And employers should pay livable wages. No, we don't legally have to tip. But it's so expected and so looked down upon when you don't, it feels that way. Aren't there even restaurants where you literally have to? When I can barely afford the meal I'm eating I don't want to feel pressured to leave 20% on top of that because the moral obligation is so instilled and I'm an ass hole if I don't.

It's a pretty divided subject. 🤷🏻‍♀️
MethDozer · M
@Notsimilarreally Fair enough
Casual and fine dining servers will say how wrong You are, however at take outs, like Subway, it should stop.

The average casual dining server can make serious cash in tips, often $250 in a day, at fine dining establishments it can easily be double that, as well as at drining establishments.

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