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Yes we get tips. It adds an extra few dollars an hour. Why wouldn't we get tips? We provide a service.
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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.
Why do many people in America think a tip is pretty much compulsary?
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.
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.
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