So, the "living wage" thread and the "minimum wage" thread brought to mind an old annoyance...
I think it is absurd that Wait Staff has a different Minimum Wage.
I feel that tips should be extra, not expected.
If you have a great hostess, then the business owner should be the one paying her instead of me. We have become so accustomed to the Tip are Wages that we just go with it and pay the extra 20%. I am a heavy tipper as I know that is how they get paid. I have worked for "tips only", so I understand. BUT.... I feel it is the managers job to pay the staff accordingly, not the client.