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

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

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u/Podsit Jan 15 '22

I'll never get over Americans thinking it makes sense to blame the CUSTOMERS for not getting paid enough.

Class war class war class war

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u/The___canadian Jan 15 '22

People up high just want waitstaff and customers to go at each other. One for not tipping, the other for expectation of tips on everything.

Meanwhile, they laugh all the way to the bank, counting record profits and ironing new chains, never increasing wages more than 10¢ every 2years.

Fighting amongst ourselves is a cancer to our society that will kill our collective efforts for getting paid a living wage, along with having a healthy and fulfilling home life.

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u/datetowait Jan 15 '22

Sounds like your cross to bear because it ain't stopping anytime soon.

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u/shiftmyself Jan 15 '22

Cause you complaining changes nothing, and the staff suffers. You daft fucks blame the restaurant instead of the person who didn’t tip

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u/Laneyb99 Jan 15 '22

Then don’t eat out! You really want to protest a business exploiting workers? Boycott! Everyone understands this when it’s Kellogg’s. Now suddenly when it’s a restaurant, consumers have no power at all? There are places that pay a living wage, so only eat out there! If you can’t avoid supporting businesses that steal wages then YOU NEED TO TIP. Don’t think for one instant that not tipping is doing anything to change the culture. All you’re doing is being an a**

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u/mahoma_alloush1 Jan 15 '22

True that, I don't usually tip and I'm no obligated to.

Im not in the US though.

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u/gotta_h-aveit Jan 15 '22

No. They know what they’re doing. You’re fucking over someone making $3/hr, not sticking it to the system. If you don’t tip in America you’re a fucking asshole

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u/DahmonGrimwolf Jan 15 '22

You shouldn't get mad at them for not getting paid enough. Getting mad at them for exploiting the fact you don't get paid enough? That's on the table all day

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u/pfefferneusse Jan 15 '22

How is it exploiting? You go out to eat, someone takes your order and brings it out when ready. They get paid to do this, for their job. Get rid of servers and I'll grab it myself I don't give a shit.

Don't get angry at customers for not tipping, get angry at US tip culture and employers paying poorly so tips feel critical.

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u/Laneyb99 Jan 15 '22

They actually don’t get paid to do this! Checks from restaurants can be $2.15 for your two weeks work. They can even be negative! Give it a google

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u/DahmonGrimwolf Jan 15 '22

Then go to restaurants that operate that way? If you go it a place that does not pay it employees a fair wage, you food is subsidized by that worker getting paid less than a fair wage. You can either tip and support abolishing the practice, or refuse to patron all together. Anything else is hypocrisy. People still need to pay rent in the short term, well before a hypothetical long term solution.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Lmao you want all of the people who live in the US to go abroad to eat out? Wat

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u/DahmonGrimwolf Jan 15 '22

You're a moron.

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u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Lol no u Seriously, read what you wrote and rationalise it You say people should just go to dining establishments that pay their workers a living wage. But in America the entire system is built so that establishments DO NOT pay their workers a living wage. For Americans to do what you suggest, they'd either need to scrutinise and question every single business to see what they pay their workers in the hope of finding an American eatery actually paying their staff a living wage (let's be honest, you aren't finding one), or you'd need to go abroad to a country that isn't ass backwards in that regard. Like Americans still deserve to eat out. It isn't their fault the system is shit. It's like that fuckin "But you participate in society!!" gotcha. Poor people eat out, the burden for "topping up" a worker's wage should come from the business itself, not another person. By continuing to tip you're legitimising that. But I'm a moron, haha I mean you're not wrong I am a bit of a moron but I don't think you have a good point here chief

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u/3V1LB4RD Jan 15 '22

If you go to a Texas restarting KNOWING the server only gets paid $3 an hour and then not tip. YOU are the ASSHOLE.

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u/scottie2haute Jan 15 '22

When it comes down to it americans are nowhere near as tough as we like to lead on. We literally take anything these corporations throw at us with a smile. They keep raising recommended tip percentages and instead of asking “why” or refusing to pay the tip, we just pay and look down on others who question the system or refuse to be guilted by it.

Obviously one guy refusing to tip wont fix the system but things will never change because we can never band together and support the one person trying to make change.

Going to restaurants isnt essential so you wont die if you refuse to tip and sooner or a later a change will have to be made to system if the majority of people refuse to tip. But nope, we just take whatever.

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u/slator_hardin Jan 15 '22

"I'll never get over black people who think that it makes sense to blame the SLAVE OWNER for being enslaved.

Abolition Abolition Abolition"

THis is what your comment sounds like to me. Sure, on one hand it is correct to say that a system that allows you essentially opt out of paying for a service is rotten to the core. ON the other, the person who avails himself of this possibility, knowing full well he just forced their fellow human to work for free, is still a complete and huge asshole.

We can both ask for a better system where being an asshole is not allowed, and shame people who are assholes just because they can.

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u/Akukurotenshi Jan 15 '22

Lmao what? Your employer is your “slave owner” not the customer

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u/slator_hardin Jan 15 '22

Both are. The employer is the one who put you in the position of having to work for free if the customer wants. But the one who could have paid you for your work and chose not to is the customer. Exactly like the employer is the one who forces you to shallow every abusive behavior the customer wants to inflict on you, but ultimately is the customer who chooses to take the option of being an abusive Karen. And so on.

If we start justifying people who are assholes just because they are allowed to, we end up in literal might makes right.

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u/Akukurotenshi Jan 15 '22

This is probably the most stupid thing I’ve heard in a while, you’re arguing against things other people haven’t even said