Tipping servers in restaurants has been common in the U.S. for years, but this practice is also causing a lot of controversy. Some people argue that this system should be done away with, so that servers can make a livable wage instead of relying on tips. Others think the tipping system should be kept in place due to the benefits it provides.
Tipping practices vary in countries around the world. In some countries like the U.S., it is an expected part of the dining experience. In other countries, it is considered inappropriate to tip. The question is, does the tipping system offer more benefits to diners and servers than harm? Despite the reasons to eliminate tipping in the U.S., there are many good reasons for keeping the system too.