Letters to the Editor


November 8, 2023

Anti-Tipping Rules Hurt Workers

By Thomas L. Knapp

Like most people, I'm a sucker for click bait, and one of my favorite variations of the genre is the feel-good big-tip story. For example, rapper Post Malone leaving a $3,000 tip above and beyond the $500-plus "gratuity" charge on a large restaurant bill. Nice guy by virtually all accounts, and the server was grateful for the unexpected pocketbook boost.

Not everyone tips so well, of course. Some people don't tip at all, and not all restaurants tack on the "gratuity" charge. Anyone who works in a "tipped" service role can relate stories of...

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