r/antiwork Jan 14 '22 Silver 5 Helpful 16 Wholesome 10

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

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u/omaewamounishindeiru Jan 14 '22

I could squeeze a week's worth of groceries out of $77 smh

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u/noburpquestion Jan 15 '22

The OP clarified this as spread between 4 teens. Really not a lot of money.

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u/insertnamehere02 Jan 15 '22

"Teens" explains the lack of tipping. Anyone who's served knows that a table of kids is a lost cause and should expect to be stiffed.

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u/nyxcha0s Jan 15 '22

The table didn't stiff anyone.. the boss did. When a customer regardless of age comes in and pays for service they have already paid towards wage.. tipping is making the customer pay twice, the onus is on the establishment to not "stiff"

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u/thebigenlowski Jan 15 '22

Except that’s not how it works. The customer is quite literally stiffing the server. You can argue whether or not the tipping system should be used or not, but in the current system the customer is still stiffing the server because that’s where they make their money. Whether or not tipping sucks, it’s still screwing over the servers

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u/shiftmyself Jan 15 '22

Yeah. They could have gotten their food to go if they didn’t want to tip. The gaslighting in this thread is insane. Sure, tipping culture is toxic, but shifting the blame to the employer to relieve the blame on the customer is simply wrong. Some restaurants are massive billionaire corporations…

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u/thebigenlowski Jan 15 '22

Get the food to go then. If you can’t afford to add a tip to your meal then you’re too broke to sit down at a restaurant to eat.

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u/insertnamehere02 Jan 15 '22

People like this aren't even about the wages, they just don't want to and throw a Karen like tantrum about it, citing all this shit as justification because they just don't want to/want to pay extra for their meal.

"HUR IT'S NOT MY JOB TO PAY YOU!" reeks of a classist mentality. I bet they look down at their server and see them as less than vs an equal working to make a living, too.

This undertone is mostly what I see when I see reddit get triggered by the topic of tipping. I fully understand the issue of tipping culture and why it can be problematic, but if you read all the arguments of the especially rabid users responding, it's obvious that their stance isn't about better wages/servers being paid a pittance - it's a tantrum because they're outraged they have to even leave a tip because how dare you!! The responses remind me a lot of what we've seen during this pandemic - "wah, I don't want to, so I'm gonna rage like a toddler throwing a tantrum." 🙄

I would be able to take these arguments more seriously if it wasn't so blatantly obvious they're being classist douchebags.

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u/Challenge-Upstairs Jan 16 '22

You're literally arguing that people being paid minimum wage should be the ones paying someone else's wage, ontop of the meal they just purchased, rather than the worker's likely multi-million or multi-billion dollar employer.

The poor shouldn't be the ones paying wages to the poor. The rich, who gain their wealth from the poor should be the ones paying the wages of the poor, who provide the work which brings them their profits. You may think people are being classist, but to be honest, your comment makes you look like a class traitor.

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u/insertnamehere02 Jan 16 '22

So you're assuming that everyone going out to eat is paid minimum wage?

That's some logical fail. Shoo.

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u/BrendanLSHH Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

If enough people screw over servers the servers quit for different work. If enough people quit for different work and the restaurant cannot staff workers then conditions of employment change. (We are currently seeing this with other industries now mainly logistics)

Lets all be honest with ourselves though, I’ve known enough restaurant workers, they don’t want the system to change. If you don’t want the system to change don’t whine when it doesn’t go your way.

FYI this isn’t personal for me as I take out not done in. Just pointing out basic cause and effect on a large scale.

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u/Laneyb99 Jan 15 '22

Lol “if enough patrons exploit servers for their wages, the restaurant will have to close down because servers will be getting exploited at both ends and be forced out of work” and this sounds good to you?? Boycott if you feel this way ffs. That’s like saying “not only should we buy from Kellogg’s instead of boycotting, let’s also actually make their employees jobs HARDER! That’ll ruin Kellogg’s for sure, and then we can still eat Cheezits in the meantime!”

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u/BrendanLSHH Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

Except your missing the part that the law Clearly states if servers don’t make enough in tipped wages by the end of the week The Employer Has To Make Up The Difference To Minimum Wage. The server isn’t “Exploited” because there is law and protections in place to prevent that. If you don’t like the terms of your working conditions you should fight to change them 🤷‍♂️. I don’t see a whole lot of servers fighting for change because they know this system benefits them and their employer more than it should at the expense of the consumer.

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u/insertnamehere02 Jan 15 '22

Lol. Shoo. This argument from the anti tipping crowd is becoming old meme.

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u/LR_today Jan 15 '22

Right??? My food budget is $60-100 per week. This must have been an expensive entrée and alcohol.

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u/Arrowkill Jan 15 '22

This is my wife and my anniversary meal of sushi each year. We save up for it as best we can and look forward to it.

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u/SquareAsparagus1028 Jan 15 '22

Ahh I miss those days when I was the only one I have to feed and if you buy something you like, it’ll still be there the next day… my weekly grocery shopping trip nets me approximately $400 now…. Weekly and if I buy anything specific I like it’ll be gone before I get home from work next day

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u/LR_today Jan 15 '22

How many people is that for (I assume 4)? I was lucky growing up my parents and brother always left stuff for everyone else, friends would come over and be like "did you know there's chocolate bars on the kitchen counter??? Eat them before your brother gets home!!" 😆 Meanwhile they had been sitting there for a week because my extremely considerate family wanted to make sure everyone got one.

It got so bad that stuff would expire lol

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u/SquareAsparagus1028 Jan 15 '22

6… #7 on the way but too early to determine gender. They’re all under 10 years old so I’m counting my blessings cause they’re still considered cheap to maintain, when they’re teens I’m sure I’ll be panhandling lol, and man do these kids eat fast as hell, they’ll scoff a whole whopper in under 2 mins cause if you leave your burger unattended… toppings will go missing like pickles, onions and tomatoes

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u/No_Way_Srsly Jan 15 '22

Why the hell do you have so many kids if you're not rich?? Interesting decision.

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u/EmploymentAbject4019 Jan 15 '22

Definitely must learn to love the reasonable staples. Rice, beans, potatoes, onions, cabbage, bell peppers. Garlic noodles. Good luck out there

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u/SquareAsparagus1028 Jan 15 '22

Also pasta, chicken and sea food, dairy products up the wazoo too. Not a lot of red meat primarily because none of kids nor wife like red meat, only me which is good cause red meat is an expensive bill if all 7 of us demanded to eat it every day

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u/D0UB1EA Jan 15 '22

please tell me you shop at costco or something similar

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u/SquareAsparagus1028 Jan 15 '22

We do but not constantly, once every 2 months seems to be our frequency and it’s primarily for packaged foods & snacks rather than fresh produce. A Costco or Sam’s Club trip every other month ends up costing in the ball park of $1,000-$1,200 (2-3 shopping carts full)

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

67 per person per week sounds quite reasonable

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u/Entire-Ambition1410 Jan 15 '22

My mom stored extra baking pans in the oven and hid chips and cookies in the pans (check the oven before turning it on!).

She also bought the flavor no one else liked so she could eat it.

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u/Outripped Jan 15 '22

Damn must be loaded to have 6 kids and a 7th on the way as well, otherwise would just be irresponsible

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u/Redditisdepressing45 Jan 15 '22

I think they meant “family of 6”, so soon to be 5 kids.

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u/blueberries-Any-kind Jan 15 '22

or it could be food for themselves and a few kids? where I live you can barely get 1 meal for less than $15/person

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u/Arronwy Jan 15 '22

It's likely 5+ people.

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u/NCC1701-D-ong Jan 15 '22

I went to this place for lunch today. It’s in what many people consider the worst part of San Francisco. Rice plate with pork and veggies and a cup of soup was $20 for takeout.

https://yelp.to/qlHKiVdFPmb

You don’t need alcohol to break $60 for a meal with two people.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Lol where do you live?

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Per week? My food budget is 100€ per month, for my girlfriend and I, and we eat pretty fucking well.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

What if this was for a family of 5 or something? Are you so daft as to not realize everyone’s situation is unique?

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u/OkStructure3 Jan 15 '22

Poor people are allowed to treat themselves once a year you know. Nobody should have to squeeze 24/7/365.

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u/FamilyHeirloomTomato Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

Ok but budget for a tip next time. The server didn't choose this system.

edit: I like how reddit hates people who don't tip but "budgeting for a tip" TO BENEFIT THE WORKER is worth downvoting. I thought this was antiwork, not antiworker.

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u/captain_awesomesauce Jan 15 '22

Neither did the customer.

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u/Pixel_Nerd92 Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

Squeezing by shouldn't be a thing either though. Barely scraping by is something that shouldn't be a thing.

Edit: a word

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u/calicocut Jan 15 '22

Scraping

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u/UnlikelyAssociation Jan 15 '22

Right? If they’re dropping $77.90 on dinner they ain’t broke.

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u/fordprecept Jan 15 '22

Right? If you are broke, why the fuck are you eating at any restaurant? I have co-workers like this. They constantly complain they need more hours because they are broke, yet they go out to eat every fucking day. Yet, these same people will be the first ones to leave if given the chance to go home early.

I get eating out every once in awhile, but if you can't afford it, it should be a rare treat at best.

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u/zammouri2001 Jan 15 '22

That's a whole lot of assumptions mate, maybe the client here only eats out once in a while.

Like what, if you're poor you can't even treat yourself to a good meal? Blame the business owner for not paying his employees, he's definitely got enough money to do it.

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u/Latraell Jan 15 '22

I wish I had that much grocery budget! I’m currently struggling off the equivalent of 30usd for food per week. Thank goodness my wealthier flatmate always overcooks and gives me the extra.

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u/AnnaTheBlueRogue Jan 15 '22

Your grocery budget is over 50 bucks?! Fuck, then I am actually broke

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u/the_agent_of_blight Marxist Jan 15 '22

Right? My spouse and I eat for about $150/week.

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u/FallinWedge Jan 15 '22

I’m broke. But I needed a $77 lunch

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u/calicocut Jan 15 '22

I just squeezed a week's worth of groceries out of $50 and I'm not even broke

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u/datetowait Jan 15 '22

Cool, so why comment? People that go to bars would save money buying the same alcohol from a grocery store. Are going to tell them what's what as well?