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/matchak7 Jan 14 '22

Tips are stupid


u/DizzyPomegranate13 Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22 Helpful

Tips are fine when they are optional.

Over here in Europe, there is no pressure to tip. You give it if you received good service, that’s it. In the US, tipping is mandatory no matter what based on a bizarre social stigma, which like you said is very stupid.

They should just be paid properly for doing their job instead of relying on tips to survive.


u/matchak7 Jan 15 '22

Yeah but when a place pays them 3 bucks a hour and says that the customer will cover the rest with tips is bullshit


u/DizzyPomegranate13 Jan 15 '22

That’s what i’m saying. Tips shouldn’t have to be a thing at all because restraunts should just pay their fucking staff actual living wages.


u/there_is_a_spectre Jan 15 '22

Tips are such a big thing in america because it was originally a way to not pay newly-emancipated formerly-enslaved people


u/Rei_da_Manteiga Jan 15 '22

Shit, even here in Brazil where we lived something similar we don't have this culture, tips are a bonus. We have federal laws that give us paid sick leaves, paid commute and things like that. The US labor laws are just fucked up


u/nymphetamine-x-girl Jan 16 '22

Paid commute sounds amazing!


u/riflinraccoon Jan 15 '22

Ding Ding Ding. This 👆🏽


u/ExaminationQuirky251 Jan 15 '22

Where I live (Ontario Canada) the servers get 15$ an hour and there is still the intense social stigma that everybody must tip at least 15% or it is considered rude and insulting to your server. My girlfriend serves and makes fucking bank. Things are different in the states I guess, seeing how apparently they have like 3$ wages but up here it’s livable wages and for some reason tipping is still absolutely necessary.


u/HisuitheSiscon45 Jan 15 '22

they don't because of loopholes. probably made for small businesses and not chain restaurants


u/Dissidence802 Jan 15 '22

Yes, as we all know, US laws are DEFINITELY influenced by small businesses and not the rich.


u/HisuitheSiscon45 Jan 15 '22

the law was made in the 1930s, you know.


u/Cleverusername531 Jan 15 '22

The business is required to make up the difference to minimum wage if they don’t make enough in tips. Which would be fine if minimum wage was a living wage.


u/matchak7 Jan 15 '22

Ok but the customer has to pay for the food and then the employee. And it's based off nonsense. It's off how much the bill is


u/-SmashingSunflowers- Jan 15 '22

Legally the boss is required to pay them the full minimum wage if tips don't compensate the rest.


u/AutomaticRisk3464 Jan 15 '22

Theres been points in my life where i was almost pushed into living in my car again due to not having money.

If a job didnt cover my bills i didnt take it, it would be a waste of time and would add more stress.

That being said, i went to worksource office (didnt qualify for unemployment) and he wanted me to work at a restaurant for something less than $4 an hour but "yOu GeT TiPs". Yeah i just walked out, if the servers all quit working the slave wages then they will get paid real money.


u/Additional_Habit9012 Jan 15 '22

The employee will always make minimum wage if their tips don't being them up to minimum wage.

If I work for $3 an hour and make no tips the employer then has to pay me minimum wage.

If I work for $3 an hour and my customers tips me enough that it equates to minimum wage or more than my employer only pays me $3 an hour.


u/matchak7 Jan 15 '22

Still dumb no other job has that