problem with this is, do the servers really give all the tips they receive and not pocket anything else? i'm fine with them getting their own special tips if they did an excellent job, but if they pocket tips that's supposed to be shared to the rest of the crew, that's another thing.Another place where I'm staging at splits tips evenly between staff and kitchen. I think this concept is awesome, unfortunately I'm not paid there yet. When I brought this up at Restaurant A, the most easily aggravated of the servers litterally shed a layer of skin at the notion of the idea. I was rather insulted at that.
i've seen this happen in places where i've trained and where i've worked at. shared tips or not. you still have to "get nice" with the FOH if you wanna get your fair share.