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12/30/2019

Should tipping in restaurants be abolished?

51%
Yes WINNER

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49%
No

18

51%
Yes

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Michael Stafford
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Michael Stafford

Most all other businesses have to pay a fair wage, but restaurants pay about $ 1.90 per hour and wants customers to pay their bills. Not fair to employees or customers.

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Karen Allum
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Karen Allum

We should just pay servers a living wage!

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CASSANDRA JUGEAT
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CASSANDRA JUGEAT

I'm not allowed at restaurants ever since the incident

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Dawn Hurtado
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Dawn Hurtado

Because restaurant owners should pay a living wage

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judith corey
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judith corey

Pay them a fair wage; and let this be a starting point, stepping stone to another job....everyone has to start somewhere

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Pam Ratcliff
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Pam Ratcliff

The wage for a server is horrible. I think their salary should be raised and tipping eliminated.

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Allyson Bolen
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Allyson Bolen

Wait staff should be paid a fair wage so they do not have to rely on tips.

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Jenn Repp
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Jenn Repp

Servers should receive fair & liveable wages while the tipping is added onto the final bill

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Jessica Fallen Byrne
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Jessica Fallen Byrne

Servers should get paid consistently for their work. It’s not fair to the server or the consumer and restaurants, like every other business, should be required to pay a liveable wage.

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Rubi Lovato
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Rubi Lovato

I'm tired of seeing tip jars everywhere I go! Insteaf of saying thank you for their business they expect us to pay for them handing us the items we paid for.

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BJ Arey
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BJ Arey

Servers are paid 1/2 minimum wage, so they need tips to survive. Pay servers a living wage!

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Ron Perkins
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Ron Perkins

A 'living wage' negates, at least in part, the need for tips. When I tip a server for THEIR personal service to my party. They can split that with others if they wish but many restaurants mandate it.

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Hobbes Putney
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Hobbes Putney

If you're going to raise the price of the meal to include a living wage, then yes. Several restaurants have done this.

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Sandra Bayne
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Sandra Bayne

I waitressed years ago, I was a good one. I had to split my tips with the busser and bar tender. I only got maybe 50% of the tip. Even if the others didn't do a good job, I still had to pay them.

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Ron Perkins
Ron Perkins

Allowed space prohibited me from saying that in my post, but I feel that it should be up to the server as to how to split it. If he/she doesn't take care of the others, they won't help in the future.

FurBabyMamma Tx
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FurBabyMamma Tx

Pay employees a living wage instead of expecting customers to make up the difference. I would rather pay more for my food than to tip.

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Chisai Lilly
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Chisai Lilly

I just want to pay the price of the meal and not worry if the waitress is satisfied or not w/ the amount I leave...

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49%
No

18 Comments
Bobbie Waldo
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Bobbie Waldo

Who would work these jobs if it weren't for the tips? Plus, I think it makes for better service.

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Nimsaj Dnul
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Nimsaj Dnul

It’s a given in our society with restaurants, but to tip Starbucks, ice cream places, bakeries....its gone too far.

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David Brown
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David Brown

Tipping is too ingrained in American culture to stop now.

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Roberta Shapard
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Roberta Shapard

I believe you should tip by the service you get. I won't to a restaurant a second time if it's include.

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Rio Carrera
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Rio Carrera

With the hourly wages they give servers, they are surviving on those tips. I always give 20%.

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Carolyn Morris
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Carolyn Morris

They Work Hard To Serve Us !! They Deserve Their Tips!!!

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Sports Fam
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Sports Fam

I used to make WAY more with tips than what I would have hourly. And it helps ensure good service. .

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kaycstamper
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kaycstamper

It is incentive for them to do a good job.

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Mildred Mullings
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Mildred Mullings

For most waiters and waitresses that's how they make a living,it would put a lot of people further in the poor house if tipping was stopped

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Barry Rashford
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Barry Rashford

If they raise their salary match regular ones, then they7 can do it. The Euro way is not to tip and their service is great.

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Valerie Lantz
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Valerie Lantz

When a server does a great job, I like to reward them. A tip is an easy way to do so. If they just so-so get through an order, then no tip expresses disappointment without making a scene.

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Connie Lowry
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Connie Lowry

Because wait staff are paid very little andtheir tips are not only earned but help them earn more than a pitence.

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Shantia Jones
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Shantia Jones

Because waitresses has bill's and responsibilities too

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Daphne Litton
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Daphne Litton

Tipping has always been a tradition since I was working in a restaurant during my high school career. The waiters/waitresses really need those tips. We need to continue to tip in restaurants.

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Tracey Tennant
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Tracey Tennant

Tipping is based on performance of the server. If they are really superb, they deserve a good tip

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Hannah Morrissey
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Hannah Morrissey

Because, as a mom of a three-year-old who still makes messes at the table, I feel that even though I clean up the biggest part of the mess, there is still always a bit left.

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Carl Evans
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Carl Evans

To Improve Prompt Service (TIPS)

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Jane
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Jane

Tips are one way to acknowledge good service and also to offset costs of salaries. Some waitresses get a lot of money in tips and it really helps.

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