r/antiwork Jan 14 '22

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

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u/The_Stav Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

Idk much because I'm from the UK, but is this really a massive issue for someone who's already broke but wanted to treat themselves? I feel like the anger should be directed at tipping culture and the companies that underpay their workers rather than the consumers who are just currently using the system as intended?

Just feels weird to be mad at someone who's broke for not paying more than the worth of their meal, y'know?

EDIT: For the people saying "Fuck the customer, they're basically stealing from the server and making them do unpaid labour!"

They're not the ones stealing from the server, the companies are. It should be the company compensating the labour of the workers, not the customers.


u/Joga212 Jan 15 '22

As a fellow Brit I agree.

This subreddit never fails to shock me when they always continuously get mad at the customer, rather than the employer. It defeats the whole purpose of the subreddit.

I genuinely think they all secretly deep down want the tipping culture to stay because it more or less benefits everyone bar the customer.


u/The_Stav Jan 15 '22

I think the thing for me is that tipping is optional, so you can't blame a customer for effectively using the system as intended, it should be the system itself you focus on right?


u/sortaangrypeanut Jan 15 '22

If a customer is intentionally using the system as intended, whilst knowing that this intended system is screwing over workers, thats a dick move

I thought this whole subreddit was about individuals opposing the intended system! How is choosing to follow it in order to hurt a waiter's chances at paying rent helping anybody?


u/Ellie__1 Jan 15 '22

You can focus on the system, and still pay the server for their labor, it you do decide to go out to eat in this system.