I’ve raised concerns about the terrible idea that bringing tipping culture to Australia would be before – on behalf of a friend so there’s no need to spit in my food, tipping mafia – and primary amongst them is that it depresses wages. It turns waiters and waitresses from workers entitled to a reasonable salary for the work they do into beggars.
And here’s a recent bill in Florida proposing further lowering the already pathetic minimum wage on the grounds of tips.
I can’t believe we saw that coming.
UPDATE: In other insane US state legislating, the Arizona Senate has voted to allow doctors to with-hold information from their female patients about prenatal problems. The bill now goes to the Arizona state house.