You can say it's a cost effective measure, but when you get e-mails from your district manager like I do, it is hard to make that distinction. Since he has no tact, he flat out sends messages like "Cut your payroll down because it is now affecting my bonus".
But since you know it is just the way a business operates, I hope you don't do any of the following.
1) Stiff a waitress on the tip because she took a long time taking your order or bringing out the food. (A single person covering 20 tables is not their fault, so don't take it out on them).
2) Don't make a scene or scream at the cashier because you had to wait, standing 15 deep in line at the store because there is only one cashier. (Call up corporate and rant since it was their decision).
3) Berate somebody over the phone since you were on hold for a half hour.