mattg Posted March 28, 2010 Report Share Posted March 28, 2010 Does anyone else out there think the concept of tipping is ridiculous? That's not to say I don't tip - I tip pretty well - but I still think it is stupid. The main argument is that they (ie. waiters, cab drivers, delivery people) get paid minimum wage, therefore it is customary to tip... but why are we expected to pay part of your employees salary in addition to our food, etc.? Just pay them better... another is that they work hard, and they deserve it... but let's be honest, there are plenty of jobs out there with harder workers that don't get tipped... another is that if you don't tip well, you'll get bad service in the future... but if you have employees that don't give good service, and will subsequently lose your business customers, fire them... I know that it is a tradition to tip certain jobs in society, but I think it's a really out-dated tradition - I'm not sure where or why it originated... like I said, I do tip well, BECAUSE they do get paid badly, but I think that that's really dumb and doesn't make much sense... anyone else agree? (I know Mr. Pink and Dwight Schrute do, if anyone gets those references:p ) ps. I just thought of this because I only had enough money to tip my cab driver like a dollar and I felt bad lol... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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