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By  hokie16  |  13

Yeah you provide a service, but you do make minimum wage, and on top of that there's no table service. Tipping is mostly a system for people who don't make minimum wage. I seriously don't mind there being a tip jar on a Starbucks counter, but you shouldn't expect tips because you take an order and make a drink for someone.

  iJanisch  |  6

Because waiters, waitresses, and baristas work on implied tips. This means that they work on average for way less than minimum wage, all because they're expected to make the rest up in tips. The other jacked up thing is that if you give them a tip from a card, then that tip is taxed, giving them less money. I recommend that you watch the movie Waiting to see a decent portrayal of how the system works, or doesn't work depending on how you look at it. If also recommend that every time you leave a tip, leave it in cash and give at least a 15% tip.

  WordAficionada  |  19

The first time I learnt American waiting staff rely on tips I felt horrified. I used to work as a barista, and then a waitress, I rarely received tips! But maybe that's just because customers in England know we received minimum wage? If I ever visit America I'll be sure to tip the staff, I feel sorry for how little they get paid.

  Da_Diesel1  |  1

Actually thats simply not true at all. While it sounds nice in theory it's not the other countries don't have it right. What they have is close to communism where everybody gets their equal share. Obviously its different in ways but it takes a huge cut out of the GDP. The U.S. Has the highest economic profit in the world and there are thousands of countries who depend on the U.S. To survive economically. If we were to change our government around and add your said things we would not only increase our debt but also no longer be able to support out debt and if our economy collapsed the world is in trouble not just us. For example, do you know where the U.S. Buys most of its Snowboards from? A small ass country in South America thats so close to the equator they've never had snow there, but we keep their economy running. I'd love to help everyone out but logically as a Superpower we have a responsibility to help support other countries not just ourselves

  the_real_dvd  |  21

I tip. And I tip well. Usually 20-25% when out to eat. $1 per beer at the bar, $2-3 per cocktail. But tipping a Starbucks worker who is NOT making servers wages and only has to fill my damn cup with coffee seems stupid.

  91hayek  |  31

wow FML is french? I have conflicting feelings about liking this site!!! Oh No!!! Crisis!!! TBH though it's cool that I liked something french without knowing it. Then again there are many things I like that I don't know much about where they are from.


Regardless of whether the tip is deserved or not, the guy dropped a " tip", implying he was giving, but he was just being a jerk who used the tip jar as his own personal trash can...

  Miss_Whipped  |  43

Oh I would imagine so. OP would probably be sick of the coffee though, depending on how long she's worked there (most people are that way if they get similar benefits at their job).