Just the Tip? Part Two
Apparently the post I wrote here regarding tips recently rattled some nerves and garnered some attention. It resulted in not only the largest day of traffic for this humble site, but also got me loads of questions and comments in my inbox. The most interesting thing I noticed was how many servers and bartenders agreed with what I had to say, but were scared of commenting publicly for fear of retaliation by employers. This to me is very tragic, because no matter what happens or where you stand on the issue, nobody should feel threatened about being able to speak publicly on the matter. Either way, I decided to expand on my article with a little more depth, and fortunately for me the good folks at Eater were happy to indulge me. Clearly lots of people out there agree with my sentiments, or were at least interested in this unheard side of the debate, because for two days the article was the "Most Read" on their site.
Here is the article for you all to check out. Thank you all for the support and for simply being willing to hear things from the employee and customer perspective.