Tipping is the biggest scam ever. I will rarely tip anymore. I just dont get it...if an employer is taking advantage of an employee by not paying him enough, but overcharging me for food, why should i feel guilty and pay that large bill + pay the servers salary? If you are charging 3 times as much as mcdonalds does for a burger, then they should be able to pay servers at least twice min wage. But they dont because they've got you all suckered into feeling guilty about how hard the servers work. Well yeah! Its work! Its supposed to be hard. Most of the world is underpaid, but I'm not going to go out and compensate everyones salary just because its "custom" or because I feel guilty. Maybe if we all stopped tipping, employers would be the ones that feel guilty and pay them a decent wage. If I want to give Charity, I will give it to people in real need, people without incomes. I'm not giving Charity to someone just because they wont stand up to their boss and demand more money. The worst part about this is that when i dont tip..."I" am looked at as the bad guy and not the cheapskate employer.