My girlfriend says I should tip waitstaff at restaurants. I say they're just doing their job, like construction workers and fast-food employees. Who's right?

My girlfriend says I should tip waitstaff at restaurants. I say they're just doing their job, like construction workers and fast-food employees. Who's right?

Dear Quentin, Today my partner spoke to me for the third time about why she disagrees with my belief and practice of not tipping waitresses. To me, as long as all service staff are doing their job and getting paid an hourly wage, there is no reason to tip anyone, whether they mess up on my order or give me great service. I don’t understand why waitresses need to be tipped when they’re like all other service staff, such as construction workers, cleaners, fast-food attendees, etc. I’m not expected to tip all other service staff, so why is she bothering me with tipping the waitress every single time we go to a restaurant? They are doing their job like everyone else. She keeps telling me it’s the right thing to …
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