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/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

The US tipping culture is toxic as hell. Shaming people for eating out on a budget because an entire industry has convinced workers it's OK to be paid next to nothing? Ridiculous. People deserve living wages with tips viewed as an added gratuity or bonus for good service.

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u/dina_NP2020 Jan 15 '22 Helpful

Until things change in the USA, this is the way it is. And people are well aware that wait staff make $2/hr plus tips. So if someone can’t afford to tip - they should get takeout or not patronize restaurants at all. They knowingly arrived to the restaurant and stiffed

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Or.....or.....you could work together to facilitate the changes needed to stop this nonsense once and for all? I have no idea why this hasn't happened yet, but I hope it will in the future. "Let's keep paying their wages until it changes" does not equal anything changing. Turning one poor person against another poor person does not equal change. Action equals change. Walking off the job in droves would equal change. There's more power in organized striking and quitting than people realize.

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u/nobird36 Jan 15 '22

..you could work together to facilitate the changes needed to stop this nonsense once and for all?

And by work together you mean fucking over the worker and going home all proud thinking you accomplished something?

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u/BioticFire Jan 15 '22

I see people always use this as a comeback but offer no other alternative. What's your plan on changing this system then?

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u/Mrchristopherrr Jan 15 '22

So brave, so pro worker.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Uh....no? Wtf? I have no idea how you leapt to that conclusion, but that's impressive.

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u/smenti Jan 15 '22

Lmao this comment reeks of privilege.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Nothing like keeping things the same by keeping things the same, right? Great talk.

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u/smenti Jan 15 '22

Whatever makes you feel better about not tipping 🤙

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Cool assumption

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u/Mrchristopherrr Jan 15 '22

So you’d rather pay the owners and trust they’ll give a fair share to the workers? I’d rather pay workers directly.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Hell no. The owners don't deserve a fucking dime until they cough up living wages for their employees.

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u/Mrchristopherrr Jan 15 '22

Exactly. If anything we should be tipping more. At least then we know our money goes directly to the workers.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Tip however much you like, but also hold fast to the idea that things can change if people believe they can and should organize against the system that's oppressing the working class.

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u/verbyournoun123 Jan 15 '22

This is a blatant lie most states do not have a 2$ tip wage