Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tips and Bonuses
I have heard people say, those waiters (wait staff) get paid for what they do, why should I leave a tip?
TIPS is short for "to insure prompt service", that's what it was meant to be for. It has since become an excuse for employers not to give a fair hourly wage because "they make up for it in tips"
Yet executives, who have - even in this day of recession - budgets for business entertainment tend to begrudge a tip.
However, those same executives want their "bonuses". Excuse me, isn't a bonus a reward for doing more than you are being paid for? Isn't that like being "tipped" for doing a good job?
So, why do we "bonus" people who do a bad job, and then justify it by saying that they can't get any good people to work for a company unless they offer bonuses?
If waiters don't deserve tips then executives don't deserve bonuses because they are boing doing the job they were hired to do.