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Tipping

Elizabeth Gunnison Dunn comes up with six reasons Why Tipping Should be Outlawed.

The friendships I’ve formed with restaurant employees over the years have made me think seriously about why hospitality workers are singled out among America’s professionals to endure a pass-the-hat system of compensation. Why should a server’s pay depend upon the generosity – not to mention dubious arithmetic skills – of people like me?

It’s weird that tipping has gone from being an optional incentive for better service to being a necessary part of a service worker’s income.

(via kottke)