Ben Bratman http://wesa.fm en Are Gratuities Becoming Gratuitous? http://wesa.fm/post/are-gratuities-becoming-gratuitous <p>A recent article in the online magazine <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2013/07/abolish_tipping_it_s_bad_for_servers_customers_and_restaurants.html">Slate</a><a href="http://www.slate.com"> </a>called <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2013/07/abolish_tipping_it_s_bad_for_servers_customers_and_restaurants.html">Tipping is an Abomination</a> calls for the end of this practice. It’s a custom that originated in Europe. It transferred across the ocean when wealthy Americans returned from the continent. At first is it was slow to catch on but now it seems tip jars are as ubiquitous as cell phones. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:55:00 +0000 Marcus Charleston 13023 at http://wesa.fm Are Gratuities Becoming Gratuitous?