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/a1dsw0lf Jan 15 '22

I thought this sub was all about "struggling people aren't the problem, the systemic oppression of them is" this post screams entitled judgmental asshole to me.

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u/alexelalexela Jan 15 '22 Wholesome

Yeah, seriously. And I rely on tips! I never complain about the customer for not giving a tip…now if they’re being a bitch, yeah I will, but it’s up to the employer to pay a proper living wage. Who knows what these people’s situation is, let them be.

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u/Low_Consideration179 Jan 15 '22 Wholesome

This. That $77 would have me stressing. I bet this boy wanted to do something nice in what I can only imagine is a dull paycheck to paycheck life.

I feel bad when I can't tip. But that smile is worth it. Especially when it becomes hard to find that in the day to day.

You know, when life has you stressing about a $77 meal.

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u/a1dsw0lf Jan 15 '22

Exactly! it's just enough to not do anything meaningful with. Impoverished people get to have nice things sometimes too. Let me guess, it's all the avocado toast and coffee they ordered.

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u/Low_Consideration179 Jan 15 '22

I think you mis understood. The person not tipping is not the one exploiting labor. The owner who refused to pay a living wage and try and push this onto the customer is the one doing the exploiting. My point was that due to this exploitation by shitty business owners there is a stigma that prevents those who are budgeting or on a lower income from participating. The root in any of these cases is the exploitative business both for the one living paycheck to paycheck and the one who has to rely on tips to survive.

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u/Low_Consideration179 Jan 15 '22

This is a dumb fucking take.

I expect my food to be priced accordingly so I can expect what to pay and also be able to budget. The servers should be paid a wage like everyone else for the time worked that shouldn't rely on patrons giving extra money on top of the cost of the meal. The cost of my fucking meal should be paying the wages of the servers and cooks.

SHITTY BOSSES AND OWNERS ABUSE THIS SYSTEM TO EXPLOIT THEIR STAFF AND BE ABLE TO SKIRT HAVING TO PAY THEM A LIVING WAGE.

And nowhere did I ever mention we should boycott tipping and make their life hard. Infact im implying that we pay them a living wage and get rid of the entire system all together.

Perhaps if this is hard on restaurants the owners should consider cutting back on the avocado toast in the morning and just make their coffee at home!

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u/Laneyb99 Jan 15 '22

We should change the system, but in the meantime, tip your server please

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u/Low_Consideration179 Jan 15 '22

Buddy if I could afford to tip Everytime I went out to eat (which is rare) I probably wouldn't be here.

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u/Gam187bler Jan 15 '22

NO tips bum, get a better job or tell you boss you want a raise..

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u/Challenge-Upstairs Jan 16 '22

What about states like Oregon, where servers make at least minimum wage, and still shame customers for not tipping?

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u/a1dsw0lf Jan 15 '22

I once had a server at my local watering hole, whom I was friends with on social media, essay guilting me. My bf and I got ordered food got drunk and we forgot to tip the night before. Honest mistake. We always do at least 20% literally every other time. (Sadly), I was there like 2-3 nights a week. I felt bad that there was a need for the message at all but holy eff. Pull the knife out of my back.

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u/bboyz269 Jan 15 '22

Yeah, you should be entitled of your efforts and values to the employers, not to customers, who might just trying to have something nice for themselves once in a while.

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u/ILaughAtFunnyShit Jan 15 '22

That is what this sub is about. Servers just keep trying to lump this in because blaming the customer for not giving them free money is easier than addressing the root cause of the issue.

Thankfully the comments every time are always shitting on the tipping culture and telling OP to blame their boss for their lack of wages, not the customer.

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u/scottie2haute Jan 15 '22

Servers all so full of shit. They 100% dont want tipping to come to an end because it really helps them. I think they’d still make decent money if they made a livable base pay (because many Americans will still feel obligated to tip) but they dont even want to start the conversation

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u/DebonairJayce Jan 15 '22

At least the comment section is focusing on that.

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u/_LilDuck Jan 15 '22

NGL I thought this sub was about like, using dividends and shit to make money without doing work. I have been much disappointed

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u/ChromieChameleon017 Jan 15 '22

Yeah. I used to wait tables, any waiter that serves at a place with $77 meals is bringing home BANKROLL every single shift lol.

This is a post by someone who does make a living wage complaining that they aren’t even more subsidized by customers than they already are lol.

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u/TriiCop Jan 15 '22

You’re slowly starting to realize why I left this sub long ago. This used to be about making minimum/low wages livable for someone

Now it’s filled with lazy Redditors who don’t want to work or idiotic pro communists. It’s a fucking shame