I think it'd be great.
- Yeah, end tippingVote A
- No, I love it when the servers are at my mercyVote B
- Seriously, noVote C
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I don't support or like Hillary but I totally agree with her on this issue. The problem with tipping in the US is that it's essentially mandatory because it's a part of the staff's salary. Here in Europe, we do have tipping too but it's not mandatory and you don't feel like a total dick if you don't tip. In western Europe, tipping is more considered like a bonus waiters/waitresses get for an exceptional service. For example I tip almost always but the amount I tip depends on how fast, friendly, attentive etc. my server is. If he/she is grumpy or never looks when I call him/her, I only give 1-2% of the total bill. if he/she is very nice, fast and attentive, I tip up to 10% (which is considered a lot in my country). Other people such as my mom hardly ever tip. She only tips if the service was really like "wow, this was the server of the year" but it's still okay because we know that the staff earns enough money.
Personally, I think that is the best solution. Tipping should be outlawed as a mandatory custom and waiters/waitresses should paid decent wages in America. But at the same time, it should remain legal to give extra money on top of the decent salary if you really enjoyed the food and the service.
I also believe tipping should be gotten rid off in the US because it includes a lot of discrimination. One of these discriminations is the fact that many customers don't tip your work but instead they tip you as a person. For example scientists made experiments and found out that good looking, young women with big boobs made CONSIDERABLY more tips not just among male customers but EVEN among female customers than middle aged, chubby guys. Now, that is very unfair because that middle aged chubby male waiter might work just as hard as his attractive female coworker and yet, he has to struggle way more at the end of the month. Another injustice is the fact that servers get all the tips for themselves in many restaurants while the chefs in the kitchen don't get anything.
And finally, I also don't think it's a pleasant custom for customers themselves. When I lived in America, I always felt this pressure to tip and I really didn't like it. I also hated the fact that it's basically something you've got to pay extra without being able to properly calculate it. You know, like those fees and taxes when you purchase a product and it says $50 in the catalogue but you end up paying $59. I want to pay EXACTLY what it says on the menu and give more if I feel like it.2