Servers’ wages, in top restaurants, have increased by over 300% because of tipping, while the culinary team’s wages have only increased by about 20%. Meaning the people serving your food are making a lot more than those who went to school in order to make it.
In 2001, IT at UNC decided to do a server audit. They realized that they could not find one of their best performing servers. Eventually resorting to following the physical cabling, they hit a wall, literally. The server had been buried behind a wall during remodeling for over 4 years.