< Former server. Keep their own.
Do you think wait-staff should get to keep their own tips or should they have to pool them to be divided equally among everyone?
In a sit down restaurant, keep your own. That way those that work hard to get them keep them and those that slack don't get money from other's hard work. Some place like a coffee shop they should be split. The person at the register is receiving the tips but the barista is doing all the work.
Keep their own. There is always someone that isn't going to pull their weight, plus some might get special tips from friends. Etc.
I think individual servers should keep their own tips. Many people including myself tip based on performance of how a paticular person does. I don't like the idea that someone slacking could go home with the same amount of pay as someone going above and beyond in their job.
I feel that being a server is one of those jobs where your performance is instantly graded and that is relative only to the person performing the job; not the entire group.
According to my humble opinion all the waiter or waitress staff should have their own tips, there are no need of pool for such task..
There are a easy tip calculator free through which you can easily came to know split the tip and all the bill amount among the given number of people.