In this way though people do not use coins to tip but now they can tip through this machine. Some of the jobs depend on tips to make a good days earnings and with no tips these jobs lose attractiveness.
What most restaurant-goers don't realize is that when they tip on plastic, management will often deduct a portion, usually for processing fees, before distributing the money to servers on a weekly or monthly basis. State law in New York and several other states prohibits management from taking any part of tips for any reason.
Baristas, on the other hand, don't work for tips. By law they make at least minimum wage. At major coffee houses like Starbucks, they may also qualify for health benefits.
Technology, of course, isn't always a solution. When Swork Coffee in Los Angeles recently swapped paper receipts for an iPad checkout system at its three locations, tips dropped more than 25 percent overnight, the workers who make between $9 and $12 per hour, could once count on $50 in tips per shift, but now sometimes make less than $5.