TIL America’s tipping culture came from Europe in the 1850s, but it was so unpopular that it was made illegal in 6 states, and the anti-tipping movement spread back to Europe, decimating tipping in Europe to what it is today. Meanwhile the opposite happened in America, tipping was gradually accepted

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratuity#Etymology_and_history

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  1. Redditors talk a lot about tipping, very confidently, and in a very negative way. Honestly? I’m kinda over it. The only change I’d like to see is wait staff getting minimum wage before tips, and maybe with that the “acceptable” tip would move from 20% to 15% or something.

    The moment I really changed my mind was when I considered the worker perspective on it. Without tipping, waiting basically just becomes working at a McDonald’s. You get very little pay for a lot of work and extremely frustrated customers. I have never met someone in an occupation with tipping that has said they’d prefer to make a consistent wage. It just seems like it’s going to be a thing regardless of how silly people find it.

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