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Re: Wealthy Banker Leaves 1% Tip and Writes Insult on Receipt. Ignites Class Warfare

Posted by Charles G on Wed Feb 29 09:13:51 2012, in response to Re: Wealthy Banker Leaves 1% Tip and Writes Insult on Receipt. Ignites Class Warfare, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Wed Feb 29 08:07:10 2012.

It pretty much polices itself. As I said, a cheating or dishonest waitress in the group will get caught.

The original logic for leaving a cash tip was that people didn't trust the owner/manager of the business to distribute tips fairly.

Wouldn't the explanation of the system policing itself actually apply even sooner if the tips were not in cash? After all, the wait staff could keep a running tally of tips that were added to their bills over the course of the night and then total those amounts at the end of the night and compare to what management claimed the total tips were.

Cash becomes this whole game theory of "should I put all my cash tips into the pot -- because I think Bob skims 10% every night".

In 30+ years of working -- everything from a paper boy through my current job -- I've never seen a cash based system that didn't have some degree of abuse involved. The less auditable the system, the more abuse there was.

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