A couple of Oregonites just moved to Maine, and starting working at our new joint. They were utterly shocked that tipping out the BOH wasn't SOP. I'm not a big fan of forced gratuity. I am a big fan of sharing the fecking wealth. I've worked both sides, and know the weight they both carry. One isn't necessarily more than the other. Lots of factors to consider on both sides. But no matter how you break it down- there's a huuuuuge disparity of wealth. It's effed up.