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 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/Orea1981 Jan 15 '22

Mandatory huh? Where in the US do you live? In Nevada only parties 8 or greater get an additional 15% added to their bill, and that's only in some places.


u/DizzyPomegranate13 Jan 15 '22

I think you might of misread, I started off by saying “over here in Europe…”

I’ve visited the US a number of times and while yeah it’s not a law or anything to tip, it is HEAVILY expected of you and you are shunned if you don’t do it as we can see in this post by OP.

My point is not that tipping is bad, of course it’s not. But you should tip based on service and not some mandatory social stigma.

Meaning that waiters and waitress should get paid enough to fucking live by these restraunts without having to rely on the kindness of others, because otherwises you get cases like what OP posted.


u/Orea1981 Jan 15 '22

Gotcha, my mistake. I agree, I only tip good service. I've had some really shitty service and the only tip they get is what I round up to the nearest dollar, if they're lucky.


u/DizzyPomegranate13 Jan 15 '22

No problem!

Like I said in europe we tip based on actually good service rather than it being forced at all. It’s much better that way because then the staff get recognized when they actually do a good job too.