Whether it's tossing your extra change in a mason jar by the cash register or calculating 20 percent of your dinner check, the social custom of tipping is a current hot topic among restaurant owners and employees. But while many economists and industry analysts argue the practice is unfair (with some calling it an "abomination" that should be abolished), some servers would rather keep the system in place, flaws and all. How did we get here in the first place? Watch the argument against tipping in the video above.
Why some argue the practice of tipping is unfair.
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