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/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.

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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

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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

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u/nymphetamine-x-girl Jan 16 '22

Paid commute sounds amazing!

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u/riflinraccoon Jan 15 '22

Ding Ding Ding. This 👆🏽

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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.

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u/HisuitheSiscon45 Jan 15 '22

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

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u/Dissidence802 Jan 15 '22

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

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u/HisuitheSiscon45 Jan 15 '22

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