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/TinyShoes91 Jan 15 '22

Reading all the American takes in the top thread is mind boggling, shits fucked on a whole other level.

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u/Entire-Ambition1410 Jan 15 '22

An an American, I consider tips as part of the bill, like tax.

Like you said, surviving on tips sucks.

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u/PoIIux Jan 15 '22

That's another fucked thing about the US: why the fuck are all prices pre-tax

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u/Ballbag94 Jan 15 '22

According to Americans I've asked before, it's because the tax differs by state so instead of a nationwide company bothering to make different adverts/pricing info for each state they operate in they just put the price of their goods and then then the consumers add the tax of whatever state they're in. They told me it was easier for the companies that way

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u/zenchemin Jan 15 '22

And it's such a bullshit excuse. It's completely made up and based on assumptions that every other country's system can prove wrong with a cursory glance.

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u/NamelessCabbage Jan 15 '22

But why pay $510k for ads when you can pay $500k? Murica

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u/PoIIux Jan 16 '22

That doesn't mean stores have to list pre-tax prices

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u/Ballbag94 Jan 16 '22

I agree, that's just what I was told

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u/BasicLEDGrow Jan 15 '22

I never tip but I can't think of anything I buy where tipping is customary. Fuck the service industry, I'm servicing myself.

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u/TomFoolery22 Jan 15 '22

It's never going to change if you engage with it.

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u/sammythemc Jan 15 '22

Better than trying to survive on a retail wage, which is essentially what it would become