๐Ÿ“‘ I dare you to read this and still feel good about tipping

Bookmarked I dare you to read this and still feel good about tipping (Washington Post)

If you knew the history of tipping, you’d never see it the same way again.

Roberto Ferdman and Saru Jayaraman discuss tipping and its origins. Jayaraman discusses the two dollar hourly rate that waiters are often paid, how there is a confusion for who they are working for and the association with slavery. This practice is so deeply rooted as was demonstrated in a post from Jason Kottke.

Marginalia

Our research shows that all of that sexual harassmentโ€”from customers, coworkers, and managementโ€”can be traced back to this whole culture of forcing women to make their income based on pleasing the customer. To me itโ€™s all summed up by this one quote from Texas, where they earn $2.13 an hour before tips. This waitress was speaking at a Senate press conference, and she said: โ€˜Senators, what would it be like for you if your income depended on the happiness of the people you serve? Because my income depends on the people I serve, I have to put up with a guy groping by butt every day so I can feed my four year old son every day.โ€™

via Daniel Goldsmith

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