We asked, and boy, did readers serve up some boiling hot feedback! In a poll last Friday, we asked one simple question: Have you ever left a restaurant meal without tipping?
At last count, here's how voters responded:
And they didn't stop there. We've collated a few of the over 1,200 passionately pro and anti goose-egg-leaving sentiments below, but first, a few facts.
- Restaurants are legally supposed to make up the shortfall between this minimum pay and minimum wage.
- Tips are taxable income as they're part of assumed wages.
- Many establishments practice tip pooling so that servers' tips are also spread among busboys, runners and other service staff.
And on to the comments.
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