TIPPING IS PLAIN STUPID!
So why do we allow this scam, in the form/system of "tipping," to go on by our participation in this practice?
Easy! Mainly because of the massive social pressure on us to do so.
Also, there is the vanity aspect--we ourselves, love to tip-- "put on the dog," as they say --by impressing ourselves and others in our demonstarted generosity and ability to reward, handsomely, those "underlings" --yes, perceived underlings, if you care to be honest with yourself about it--even though said underlings may easily be pocketing higher wages than you yourself and for less effort.
And, their employers are laughing at all of us while they are quite content with their lower operating costs, as they, and the IRS, manipulate the whole scene to their personal advantage.
All costs of going out for meals, etc.--both goods and services--were included in the cost as listed--just like most other things. No tips, surcharges, gratuities, no BS!, whatever... WHAT A CONCEPT!!!
I don't mind giving a waiter/waitress 20% or more but if that waiter/waitress is giving me poor service its not fair to me! And that's an objective you all lack to point out. You know years ago in Russia, under their communist regime, they gave absolute awful service in restaurants, because they were going to get paid the same amount of money no matter how good or bad the service was. The only thing that's saving a country like our own from this is because we are given the choice to give a little or more in a tip, which is an incentive for you to give us good service. Here's your solution; move to Russia or guess what? Get another field of work! I work for Delta Airlines, they have taken 25% from us as of now, because of the economy, should I now ask Delta's customer's to let me have $5.oo each, because mathematically it works out, before they board the plane? oh what....its not the customer's responsibility?? Oh its my employer's responsibility?? Then why are the waiters/waitresses making it the consumers responsibility? Bottom line, get a union and work it out, like NORMAL people, between themselves and their employer!
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