41 Everyday Scams That Are Tough To Avoid
Tipping (Even Though it’s Necessary)
Let us say first: if you are a no-tipper or low-tipper, you are not a good person. We definitely think tipping is a scam, but not one perpetuated by the people receiving tips. Rather, tipping is a scam created by employers and owners to avoid paying their service industry employees a living wage. Waitstaff, bartenders, and bussers all make a wage that is considerably lower than even minimum wage, and nowhere near a livable wage. So tips are how they are able to scrape by. Thankfully, a lot of establishments are doing away with tipping and paying their staff more. It’s better for business, better for workers, and better for consumers (yay, transparent prices on goods and services!). Tip 20% always, though.