Tipping Is Dead, RIP, Hurrah

Now that cool kid restauranteur Danny Meyer has declared tipping over, can the rest of the food service world be far behind?

Can We End Tipping Culture?

In cities where the minimum wage has been successfully raised, restaurants are increasingly considering abolishing tips altogether.

Rambling Man: On Tipping At Counters & Kids As A Retirement Plan

Tipping in the face of low wages and unjust labor conditions is kind of like voting in the context of a two-party system with effectively unlimited campaign contributions: you recognize that what you want is revolution, but in the mean time, you do what you can.

When The Couch Comes

When the couch comes, you’re not wearing a bra, because of course you’re not, it’s not even noon yet and you work for the Internet.

“What if you could triple profits by paying employees more?”

“You cannot tell me that your business model relies on paying people below the poverty line.”

How Much Do You Tip The Valet

What Moonves should do is send the valet’s kids to college, or at least give them roles as extras on “Two And A Half Men.”

Domestic Work and Tipping in Tanzania

When I first moved into my current house in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital, my roommate had recently become a godmother to four puppies.

This Is Terrible, But: The Pain of Tipping People Richer Than Me

Should I really feel differently about tipping people who have more money than I do? Does that make me a terrible person?

Today, in Treating Our Workers Badly

My Summer As a Housekeeper

The summer I was 18, I worked at an amusement park hotel as a housekeeper. The system worked something like this: every morning, we picked up our clipboards from the front desk with our list of rooms for the day, color-coded by what kind of service they needed. Pink was for occupied rooms that just needed a little spiffing, or “makes,” and green for just-vacated rooms that had to be cleaned for guests the following day, or “turnovers”.