The Case Against Tipping
By Michael Lewis
• It helps the employee with a little bit of gratitude. They feel a little more appreciated.
• It makes some customers feel good to give just a little extra.
• The employee may not count on tips as part of their wages; it can be considered as a little bonus.
• The employee may try a little harder with service, if they believe their receiving a little extra.
• It could bring a better attitude to the job that an employee is performing.
• An employee could come to expect a tip, which should be up to the customer.
• The customer may take offense to someone asking for a tip.
• Employers could come to believe that an employee doesn’t need a wage increase due to tips.
• It may lead to taxes being taken out of wages due to tips.
• An employee may become disgruntled due to receiving an inadequate tip.
I believe tipping should always remain in the control of the patron not an employee. I’ve worked as a server. I never counted my tips as part of my wages. It was considered a bonus to me. Tipping could lead to a hike in price due to government interface. The government could decide to taxes tips. Then all the prices will inflate. I believe in tipping an employee, when that employee has provided just a little more than what they were paid to do. If someone who gets me coffee over a counter, maybe I’ll tip. If someone who serves my food and makes sure my glasses isn’t empty, I would definitely tip. It should never be mandatory to tip.
The Consequences of “Carnage as Entertainment”
By John Ellis
• Violent TV was made for adult entertainment. It was created for an adult to escape from their everyday lives without consequences of the actual actions on the TV.
• Adults gain a better understanding of what our ancestors went through during times of war.
• An appreciation for what was endured and sacrificed by people who fought for our freedoms.
• Violence is a fact of life, adults need to see the...