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I wish them well.
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I get a creepy feeling when I am dealing with professionals that survive on commission.  I'm thinking mattress salesmen, car salesmen, internet provider salespersons.  I know they make more $ when I spend more $, and sometimes they get extra dough for moving something that hasn't moved for a while.  I know their interests are not necessarily lined up with mine, and my relationship with them while we are doing business is one of cautious buyer-beware.  I double-check everything they say with other sources after we part, because I tend to not trust them.  I wish it weren't so.

 

 

Don't forget real estate agents. 

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I know tipping is in our culture, but only for some services, I for one would prefer to see my peers paid a better wage and not have to beg for tips to make rent each month, after they have spent 10 years attaining their certifications. 

 

 

 

Tipping is in our culture because it gives the tipper the illusion of control over the situation. 

 

From Jay Porter http://jayporter.com/dispatches/observations-from-a-tipless-restaurant-part-1-overview/

 

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 The Linkery’s most transgressive act was not in implementing a service charge. Our most transgressive act was refusing to allow our guests to pay our servers anything more beyond the service charge — this is where the angry came out. A certain small number of very vocal men (and it was always men who were vocal about it) resented that we were not letting them try to exercise additional control over our team members. This was true even though compelling research has shown that servers do not adjust quality of service as a result of tips; instead the idea that the restaurant was not offering our servers up as objects of control, was heresy. For these people, the primary service they wanted from the restaurant was the opportunity to pay for favors from the server — much like the patron at a strip club pays the club for the opportunity to dangle bills in front a dancer for individual attention. The idea that a restaurant could legitimately want to be in a different business than a strip club, was not an idea these guests could countenance
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Tipping is in our culture because it gives the tipper the illusion of control over the situation. 

 

From Jay Porter http://jayporter.com/dispatches/observations-from-a-tipless-restaurant-part-1-overview/

 

That was a fascinating read.  Thanks for the link!

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