tipping be eliminated?
SOME RESTAURANTS HAVE eliminated tipping in favor of a higher hourly
wage for servers. Supporters say that tipping perpetuates an unfair pay
system. Others maintain that tipping gives servers a higher income than
they could earn through hourly wages.
What do you think?
•Restaurants should pay employees
minimum wage and they should be
tipped based on performance.
•A $15 to $20 tip can put food on
someone’s table. If you can afford to
eat out, you can afford to be thankful and help someone else.
•What should happen is better
training to ensure waitstaff are
maximizing their ability to earn tips.
I’ll go back to a restaurant, even if
the food is mediocre, if the service
is outstanding. Service makes all the
difference to having a successful
•I don’t think service will be the
same if they do away with tipping.
[Servers] may get a few bucks per
hour above minimum wage, but you
make more in tips.
•For those of you who say the
quality of service will decline, look
at Japan. There is no tipping in restaurants there, and the service is
better than what we get here even
with a huge tip. It comes down to
people taking pride in their work.
•Restaurants should charge a fair
price to cover employees’ wages.
Let the prices reflect that, and if the
restaurant gets too greedy, they will
lose business. Competition is good
for everyone.—Richard Dreier
•I would be in favor of eliminating
restaurant tipping, provided that
the establishment pays the workers
accordingly (without blaming said
workers for the price increases).
•Americans [should not] have to be
subjected to a servile state where
their income is tied to the whims of
petty customers and/or the charity
of others. A living wage and benefits are essential for all.
YES FROM OUR READERS
NO FROM OUR READERS
CHRIS A RUSNAK /SHUTTERSTOCK
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC. On the internet, search:
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• To tip or not to tip: The impact of no-tip policies on employee morale
• Bitter Waiter: The case for tipping
• Service compris: The case against tipping