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Old November 5 2012, 12:36 PM   #55
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Re: We haven't had a conversation about tipping in awhile

No, it's impossible, food would cost us $1000 a plate...

See, the people arguing that they should be tipped better, and more often, and for crappier service, don't want to really bring up that when it averages out, they do pretty well, all things considered. They don't WANT living wages to replace tips, they do better with tips. Just bitch about the bad ones hoping EVERY tip will become a massive tip, and they'll win. Providing a real wage will REDUCE their income, even if it makes it more steady and predictable.

That other places do this without the food becoming super-expensive isn't really being considered in the conversation. It's certainly something I'd prefer, though.
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