Mr. Ehrisman finds his fellow food and beverage professionals at the Sanford events center in Sioux Falls hindered in hustling for tips:
As I purchased a malt beverage at the bar, I asked the bartender where the tip jar was, they told me they had to ‘hide it’. They also made a colorful comment about Denny Sanford.
I am against this for many reasons, but mainly because of greed and hypocrisy. Besides the fact they charge too much for the beer at the ‘complex’ I think the bartenders should be able to put their tip jars in clear view [Scott Ehrisman, “The Evil Tip Jar,” South Dacola, 2015.03.29].
Mr. Ehrisman notes that the great public investment in the new Sioux Falls events center has been justified under the ever-handy rubric of job creation. But the boss’s banishing the tip jar shows that those jobs are under tight control and don’t offer their takers the same income opportunities that the same work would offer at other establishments.