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Restaurant That Banned Tips Gives All Gratuity To Charity And Pays Workers Competitive Wages

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact

Updated July 14, 2014: 11:30 a.m. EST A new restaurant in San Antonio has a policy that's challenging the status quo and raising some eyebrows in t...

The Death of Auto Grat; How the IRS is Turning Servers Into Slaves

Stefanie Williams | Posted 06.20.2014 | New York
Stefanie Williams

Autograt exists to ensure servers get paid for the work they do because some people just suck and you can't always expect people to do the right thing. It's that simple. And the IRS is stripping us of that guarantee.

Hotel Tipping Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

It's the start of summer travel season and for many, staying at a hotel presents multiple opportunities for tipping confusion. Even veteran travelers are sometimes unsure.

The Ultimate Guide To Tipping Everyone

Thrillist | Posted 06.05.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

The answers may surprise you. If you want to be educated, read way more than 20 percent of this.

Earning Tips Vs. Higher Wage: One Waitress's Opinion

Jennifer Moleski | Posted 07.23.2014 | Money
Jennifer Moleski

I studied wine, spirits, and food. I got a job at a great restaurant where they spent months training me in how to provide an excellent experience to the guests. And guess what? I began earning a comfortable living.

The Case For Tipping And (Gasp!) Against It

Thrillist | Posted 07.22.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

I like to tip. I really do. I go out of my way to leave big ones for baristas, bartenders, and waiters who've earned something extra. I just don't understand why I have to. If "gratuity" is required, is it really gratuity?

More Restaurants Are Banning Tips. That Might Be A Good Thing.

Agence France Presse | Juliette Michel | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business

In the United States, customers are expected to add an extra 10 to 20 percent to their tab at the end of a meal - but increasingly restaurants are for...

17 Things You Need To Explain To International Visitors About America

Thrillist | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Sinnce we're not exactly the most gracious of guests when we visit their countries, it only seems fair that we explain the way things are done here in Amuuurica.

Everything You Don't Know About Tipping

Wait But Why | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Wait But Why

Tipping is not about generosity. Tipping isn't about gratitude for good service. And tipping certainly isn't about doing what's right and fair for your fellow man. Tipping is about making sure you don't mess up what you're supposed to do.

The Biggest U.S. State Is The Best At Tipping

The Huffington Post | Taste Editors | Posted 03.31.2014 | Taste

And the second smallest is the worst.

How Tipping Is Changing In The Digital Age

Bon Appetit | Posted 05.21.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

The digital age is establishing new standards for how much gratuities for eating out should be.

The Moral Dimension of Tipping

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.02.2014 | Money
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

There is fundamental economic moral issue at stake: A minimum wage for wait-staff jobs is not only the just thing to do to help narrow, however slightly, the growing disparity of wealth in this country.

Just A Friendly Reminder To Give Your Delivery Guy A Nice Tip Today

Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

If you're going to be lazy, at least be nice.

An Open Letter To Bad Tippers

Matt Walsh | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Matt Walsh

Now, to speak directly to a certain terrifying subset of this species. These are the lowest, most shameless sorts of customers. Their existence is a constant, chilling reminder that evil exists in the world. They are the non-tippers.

If You Offer My 15-Year-Old $5/hr to Babysit Your Kids, I'm Judging You

Quia Querisma | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Quia Querisma

I share Jan's sentiment that today's teenagers have a colossal sense of entitlement and want grand spoils for very little effort, but there are some things I keep in perspective.

Could This Be The Future Of Tipping?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.23.2013 | Small Business

This holiday season, one tea chain is hoping to bring employees a little closer to its customers by footing the cost of their tips. Argo Tea has be...

The Best Gift to Give This Holiday Season

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Delaney

God (if you believe in her/him) is kind of like your kids, more influenced not by what charity board you sit on, or how much you give to help communities supporting orphans in Africa (excellent cause by the way) but by how you treat others that are not in your social class or circle when no one is looking.

What to Pay the Babysitter

Jan Francisco | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Jan Francisco

This weekend, I tried a new approach to the guessing game of paying the babysitter. I told them how much I was willing to pay for her help ahead of time, and I outlined what I expected to happen while I was gone. It was a Take It or Leave It approach, and it worked. But there was a little bit of eye-rolling when I stated that my price for three hours with two kids was $15.

What The Amount You Tip Says About You

Thrillist | Posted 02.02.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Your tipping etiquette isn't just a representation of your inner self.

The Good-Karma Guide to Holiday Travel

Stash Hotel Rewards | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Stash Hotel Rewards

The best test of whether your meditation class is paying off is seeing how you behave on no sleep and when you're late for a flight after the mustachioed, wrestler-turned-TSA agent tells you to follow him for a pat down.

Why Men Tip More Than Women in This Situation

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 09.25.2013 | Women
Karen S. Exkorn

A lovely attendant was at my side with a paper towel as soon as I finished washing my hands. She thanked me as I put two dollars into the round wicker tip basket. Then she asked if I was OK. She noticed that I was staring at her tips.

The Tipping (Jar) Point

Jack Amiel | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Jack Amiel

In the last two decades, management and corporations have done better and workers have done worse. By way of the jar, bosses have found a way to keep their prices low, their profits high and pass part of their staffing costs onto consumers.

Famous Restaurant Critic Hates Tipping

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.04.2013 | Small Business

What will it take to push the argument against tipping in restaurants over the -- chortle, chortle -- tipping point? How about an eloquently savage at...

LOOK: Tipping Practices Around The World

Posted 08.20.2013 | Business

When traveling, it can be hard to remember if one should tip or not at restaurants. Fortunately, Reddit user unjung created a handy map to show the gr...

Drew Brees Is a __________!

Christopher Webb | Posted 10.08.2013 | Taste
Christopher Webb

There weren't many middle of the road opinions on the issue -- Brees was either a cheapskate or a victim depending on who you talked to. And, the dust hasn't settled quite yet. Brees' $3 tip has led to an international conversation on American tipping customs.