I have been using right click for placing the pivot point on both 2.7 and 2.8. I just loaded default settings (2.8) then I get a context menu when I right click on the mesh.
I used to select an edge and right click near it and use my move/rotate/scale tool now I get an object context menu in edit mode. To be honest, I must have gotten over this problem when I started using 2.8 a few months ago. Now I cant fix it.