Wait…now the Trump admin is coming for waitpersons’ tips??!!

December 21st, 2017 at 9:20 am

An interview with the great Heidi Shierholz over at WaPo on a thoroughly pernicious rule change from the Trump Dept. of Labor.

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3 comments in reply to "Wait…now the Trump admin is coming for waitpersons’ tips??!!"

  1. Fred Donaldson says:

    First, they come for your tips, then…

  2. Activist says:

    I’m fine with this rule. Why? Tips are a bad idea. This is going to be an unpopular idea in the short run, but very popular in the long run. There’s no need for tips. We just need higher wages.

    Just at a practical level, wait staff that gets the most tips are those that achieve a rapport (in what every way possible) and it sometimes leads to harassment (unwanted but augmenting the income).

    As a formerly tipped employ that was sick of watching attractive females make twice what I made for the same service, good riddance!

    • Activist says:

      Just a prediction, this will be hailed as a leap forward for the fight against sexual harassment of women, and it is hard to argue with it. Trump’s going to win on this one, believe it or not.