Oh, The Angst Of The Progressive Classes!

Suzanne Moore on the Pizza Express tips ‘scandal’:

I divide the world into two type of people: those who are rude or dismissive towards waiters and bar staff, and those who, having done that job, know it is extremely hard and skilled work and that part of the deal is that you depend on tips to manage.

Up the workers! Fair pay for hard work!

Either we get over our embarrassment and leave decent amounts or we need to demand decent wages for those who serve us

Quite right! Decent wages for decent workers!

Tipping may be what my teenager calls “socially awks”. Do you tip a cab driver who has ranted about migration?

Wait, what..?

I thought we were tipping for the work done, not for holding the ‘right’ opinions?

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2 comments for “Oh, The Angst Of The Progressive Classes!

  1. August 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    What about serving staff who are rude or dismissive towards customers? Or simply incompetent?

  2. Bucko
    August 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Neither myself or any bar person / waiter(ess) I’ve ever met in my lengthy time working in the licenced trade ‘relied on tips to manage’.
    They got their wage, tips were a bonus.

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