A Japanese restaurant in Manhattan has decided to take on a Japanese custom and eliminate the tip system. Employees will now receive a full salary, as well as benefits such as health insurance and vacation days. They are one of only a handful of restaurants in the United States to drop the tipping system. Many other countries, including Japan, also have a no tip system in place. This begs the question: Will more restaurants in the United States follow this NYC restaurant’s example?
I am personally glad to hear this story. I have hated the tip system ever since I was old enough to understand what it was. It just doesn’t make sense and it’s not fair. You should pay the waiters and waitresses at least minimum wage and there should be no tipping. I understand that this would mean a reduction in restaurant employees or an increase in food prices, but it just makes so much more sense. You could have two waitresses performing the exact same quality of service, but one gets screwed because they had a bad customer and didn’t tip, and the other one happened to get a very generous customer. Not to mention those stories about people leaving a $10,000 tip or people leaving a one cent tip with profanity written on it. Eliminate the variability and just standardize the pay like pretty much every other occupation in the country.
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