Yup. I worked at once place that made you sit there between lunch and dinner in the rare event a person would show up to eat. All day in that monkey suit. Its very easy to get fired. I could work anywhere so I didnt care. I let loose on customers on a few occasions and usually got away with it. The 2 best places I ever worked at pooled tips. Its not a bad system. Why? Eliminates the hosts favoritism. Encourages staff to help eachother. Eliminates favoritism from bar and bussers since they get the same $ from everyone. Yes, there were cons too. BUT, these were pros, they didnt play games. At shittier places the pooling system is an epic failure. It only works when everyone pulls their weight. The trick is to determine if this was being done for the advantage of the restaurant or the staff. If its for the staff it often works.