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Restaurant servers and tips

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Started: 2/25/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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vamplifequeen

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Have you ever been to a restaurant and had a wonderful experience? your food was great, your server was wonderful, and the atmosphere was amazing. Here comes the bill and you just paid the amount. Did you ever stop to look to see if gratuity was included? How do you tip? do you tip based off the bill, services, or in general. Most people don't know that depending on the amount of party that is attending, tip is NOT included. Most servers make as low as 5 an hr so they rely on tips to make a living. Some restaurant don't even allow a notice that tips aren't included, because its not mandatory. With the government removing gratuity from some restaurants, it makes it more harder for servers to make money which could result in working double shifts to make ends meet. I believe gratuity should be put back.
neonfox

Con

It is unfair to determine how 'grateful' one is especially when it is based solely on monetary terms.

A tycoon could tip several hundred dollars without feeling as much as a pinch just because the extra bills are too cumbersome to carry around.

On the other hand, a not-so-well-to-do customer could be bringing his family on a rare treat as he only earns 1000USD a month. At the end of the meal, he could give a small tip and maybe get laughed at for being a cheapskate, or perhaps, he should add it to his slowly accumulating children's college funds.

While tipping is admittedly a culture, all that means is that a certain percentage of customers will tip, and within this percentage will be tips of varying amounts, and servers will simply have to accept whatever amount it comes up to at the end of the shift.

My point being, customers are already paying huge mark-ups on the food so that restaurant owners can pay their rents, bills, taxes, and yes, servers' salaries too. It is preposterous to deem consumers as 'ungrateful' just because culture has seemingly dictated that the responsibility of maintaining the quality of life of the servers has fallen into their hands as well.
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Posted by Ozzyhead 3 years ago
Ozzyhead
5 dollars an hour plus tips. If they are unable to receive minimum wage standards set by the government, then the owners must cover the difference. People need to bring that up to their owners because the owners tend to ignore this rule and the service staff tend to not know this rule
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