Slate writer pens a strongly worded op-ed against the custom of tipping in restaurants arguing the following: "Tipping does not incentivize hard work. The factors that correlate most strongly to tip size have virtually nothing to do with the quality of service. Credit card tips are larger than cash tips. Large parties with sizable bills leave disproportionately small tips. We tip servers more if they tell us their names, touch us on the arm, or draw smiley faces on our checks."
The writer even proposes a solution to the problem that involves writing state and federal government and asking them to abolish the tip credit and secondly: "Announce your tipping practice to your server as soon as you sit down. Virtually every other employee in America knows how much they’ll be paid up front, and somehow the man who sells me shoes and the woman who does my dry cleaning still manage to provide adequate service."
In our experience as a server, anyone who announces what kind of tipper they are up front usually tends to be a bad one. Are you pro or anti tip? Let us know in the comments.