January 18, 2015

Tipping is Immoral. {Video}

Why Tipping Should Be Banned ~ Adam Ruins Everything

Update: “An iconic Seattle restaurant is trying its own experiment, raising the pay of its lowest workers directly to $15 an hour, getting rid of tips, and raising the prices on its menu [to cover costs].” They expect the hourly staff’s annual income will likely be the same as, or higher than, last year’s income.

Step in the right direction?

[–]myztry 74 points

For more: Does the culture of tipping make waitresses more vulnerable to sexual harassment? (washingtonpost.com)

Tip-dependent waitresses endure sexual harassment (money.cnn.com)

‘As A Waitress, I Brush Off Sexual Harassment Because I Just Want My Tip’: 90% of female restaurant workers report sexual harassment from customers. (alternet.org)

You have to tip. But Adam is here to tell you why you shouldn’t have to.


Surowiecki, James. “Check Please” The New Yorker, September 5, 2005 http://goo.gl/k9ViH8

Lynn, M. (2000). The relationship between tipping and service quality. The Social Science Journal, 37, 131-135.


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