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/bizzaro321 Jan 15 '22

I’m not conditioned to anything, it’s a fact that American servers won’t get paid enough without tips. I don’t agree with the system, but pretending it doesn’t exist isn’t class consciousness.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Saying "don't eat out if you can't tip" is a conditioned response, though. Tips are great, but we need to stop encouraging wage theft via customer shaming.

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u/bizzaro321 Jan 15 '22

The idea that people need a $35 meal, served to them by an underpaid wait staff to “unwind”, is also a conditioned response IMHO. Everyone here could use some class consciousness.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

People unwind in many different ways. Why are we shaming any of them? I agree some class consciousness would be helpful here. Educate ourselves and others, bring more people to anti-work. Shit is NEVER going to change if we don't stand up, organize, and change it. Instead of saying "don't eat out unless you can tip", we need to say "don't eat out". Living wages are worth making a fuss over.

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u/bizzaro321 Jan 15 '22

That logic goes both ways, why are you shaming the waitstaff who posted this? They didn’t get paid a living wage today, it’s completely valid to be upset about that.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Uh...where have I shamed the server who posted this? I never once said this is the server's fault. They didn't get paid a living wage because their employer failed to pay them one - and that is the crux of the issue.

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u/nobird36 Jan 15 '22

Shit is NEVER going to change if we don't stand up, organize, and change it.

And how is fucking over the worker accomplishing this? All you are doing is making them work for free while you enjoy yourself. Very brave.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

How is keeping things the same going to change anything? 🤔 No one should be forced to work for 2$ and hour plus tips, that shit in not acceptable! Shaming non-tipping customers is a conditioned response to wage theft and that is heartbreaking to see.

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u/nobird36 Jan 15 '22

No one should be forced to work for 2$ and hour plus tips,

Yah, and your solution is to force them to work for 2 an hour with no tips.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Um...no. It's not.