To all those doughnut luggers, coffee stirrers, bagel benders, ice-cream scoopers and the rest of you who put a tip jar on the counter: You were hired to serve the customers, and you get paid an hourly wage to do that. Granted, it may not be a lot, but it doesn’t take a lot to go get a bagel, put it in a bag, and then press a preprogrammed key and give change that is computed for you by the register. Hell, there are some takeouts that have a change machine that does it automatically; God forbid you might break a nail digging for quarters. Without the customers, your job wouldn’t exist. I have a tip for you all: Get a good education and apply yourself to becoming someone worth hiring for a better job—and nix the tip jar while you’re in this one.
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