r/antiwork Jan 14 '22 Wholesome 10 Silver 5 Helpful 16

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

Post image
30.2k Upvotes

View all comments

15.0k

u/Shruikathemonk Jan 14 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Starry

American tipping culture is a cancer.

2.9k

u/PattyIce32 Jan 15 '22

It only works when things are going well. Times of struggle its borderline indentured servitude level pay

1.4k

u/SeductiveSoup Jan 15 '22

Times of struggle its borderline indentured servitude level pay

And that's how you know the machine is oiled well. Make sure people are so focused on whether or not they'll have enough money to live or eat so they won't look at all of the obvious, glaring fuckery being done around (and to) us.

83

u/CriticoolHit Jan 15 '22

Even better. Feed the dumber citizens hard propaganda that makes them fight with all the other citizens that are trying to fight for rights and pay. As if the hyuck hyucks are too busy fighting the progressives then they can't fight the government.

Control your citizenry through propaganda 101.

11

u/Neveronlyadream Jan 15 '22

And then feed them propaganda that it's all their fault.

"Millennials are killing restaurants and small businesses and the baby market and diamonds and et cetera! They're spending all their money on avocado toast!"

3

u/According_Gazelle472 Jan 17 '22

Ah ,that ever present avocado toast.

4

u/BigBosley Jan 16 '22

Both sides of the spectrum could reach some form of a common ground if our masters would let them. Instead just keep us going hard against each other while they all line their pockets and laugh

3

u/nonaaandnea Jan 16 '22

Lmfao I really love that "hyuck hyuck" euphemism lmao

1

u/CreatedSole Jan 16 '22

Exactly. Or even worse you get people at the same level being condescending "moral high ground" pricks using shaming tactics to try and make you feel like you're a bad person for not subsiding the wages of the server in the corporations stead. You know the ones, "YoUrE aN aSsHoLe If YoU CaNt aFfOrD tO TiPpPpP" not even realizing this is exactly what corporations want because they get to rake in profits from all sides AND have the lower classes deriding and fighting amongst themselves over their own policies.

1

u/The_Nest_ Jan 16 '22

Divide and conquer the people

384

u/meltedbananas Jan 15 '22

Please master, let me try harder

646

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

Best I can do is 60 hours a week with no PTO.

But the best part? Were not just coworkers here, we're family.

247

u/Birdman_a15 Jan 15 '22

And family shares. So give up 10% of your tips to the bartender.

83

u/Flipperlolrs Jan 15 '22

Oh please! Won’t someone think of my trust fund!?

3

u/FindTheWayThru Jan 15 '22

Or my vacation homes?

0

u/WorthwhileDialogue Jan 15 '22

Not defending any of it, but s/he may have paid with someone else's money and didn't have any extra for tip.

10

u/cookiemonstah87 Jan 15 '22

Maybe should have bought groceries or gone to a less expensive restaurant, then. I've always been taught if you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to eat out. (Though I agree with everyone else here that American tipping is a bullshit system, make the employers pay their staff, it shouldn't be our job as consumers to make sure they're paid fairly)

2

u/Flipperlolrs Jan 15 '22

Oh, um, my comment has nothing to do with the original post, so….

1

u/According_Gazelle472 Jan 17 '22

Or that expensive cell phone.

82

u/kimmyv0814 Jan 15 '22

Of course! Why should the company give more money to bussers, hostesses, etc., when they can get YOU to pay them! Ridiculous

4

u/CreatedSole Jan 16 '22

It's such bullshit. And the people that are so quick to be condescending and tell you you're the piece of shit for not tipping when the real pieces of shit are the company not paying proper wages, so ridiculous.

2

u/According_Gazelle472 Jan 17 '22

That's a fact jack.

1

u/mafulazula Jan 15 '22

Not back of the house, though. A lot of those guys aren’t even from here!

1

u/Chance-Ad-9111 Jan 15 '22

Always tipped bar separately!

2

u/Adventurous_Dust_478 Jan 16 '22

Your server still probably had to hand over a percent of their tips to the bar anyway since most don't tip separately

1

u/Chance-Ad-9111 Jan 16 '22

All the people I have seen in places do.

1

u/According_Gazelle472 Jan 17 '22

But what if you don't drink?

3

u/Origonn Jan 15 '22

Please daddy, let me try harder

3

u/dogefather12345 Jan 15 '22

Thirsty? drink some blood leaking from your mangled hands… and get back to work.

1

u/dzumdang Jan 15 '22

Because when it's not working well, you can fire your family, or just quit.

5

u/SeductiveSoup Jan 15 '22

It's true! My dad quit the company when I was 5...

1

u/Expensive-Stress7443 Jan 15 '22

Que Vin diesel with shotgun

1

u/ladyKfaery Jan 15 '22

Abusive family.

1

u/Educational-Arm-4737 Jan 15 '22

My boss said this once. Fired a guy about two weeks later even though i fixed the problem before said guy even knew it existed.

98

u/Tallpawn Jan 15 '22

Try? Anyway, the beatings will continue until morale improves.

38

u/SeductiveSoup Jan 15 '22

And you better be happy about it.

4

u/namesake1337 Jan 15 '22

Or else

5

u/SeductiveSoup Jan 15 '22

Don't we all just love forced team cohesion and trauma bonding??

2

u/floppy_labrador_ears Jan 15 '22

I know a supervisor that has this quote on his desk... kinda rubs me wrong.

2

u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Are we pleasing thee master? Whilst doing a little jiggle with noddy style hats in a high pitched voice...ok yes I’ve done this silly little dance saying just that to my work colleagues to poke fun at how fucked up the boss and worker dynamic is that’s been forced on us. We all laugh but if you think about it it’s bloody depressing. Man I’d love some F U money.

2

u/nonaaandnea Jan 16 '22

Lmfao I love these comments. Reddit comments are always gold. I mean this in a good way.

1

u/meltedbananas Jan 16 '22

I'll be here all week.

0

u/mykeJoanz Jan 15 '22

Try harder to find another line of work, maybe.

Seriously, I waited tables and tended bar for almost 10 years. I certainly have no regrets, and it was an awesome job when I was younger. But I realized that when I was older I certainly didn't wanna work those kind of hours and have such unpredictable pay. I got into school for medical imaging and those last 2 years of FT serving and FT school with 24hrs/wk of clinical rotations was a giant bag of dicks!

I wish more members of this sub would be more encouraging to others trying to do the same instead of bitch moaning about how the system is explicitly designed to hold people down and that nobody will ever step up from the bottom rung of the ladder. Because its not.

100

u/GringoSancho Jan 15 '22

I read once “The gears of capitalism are oiled by the blood of the workers.” I forget who wrote that, but it’s something that I’ll never forget.

11

u/FabulousSomewhere761 Jan 15 '22

The Simpsons tv show where I heard it first

1

u/Pb4ugoyo Jan 15 '22

It’s a quote from The Simpson’s, Lisa attributes it to the exchange student Adil.

25

u/zeke235 Jan 15 '22

And make sure they can just barely cover their expenses so the only thing they do with downtime is take a break. Can't have them finding the time to better their situation.

18

u/johnasee Jan 15 '22

Why arent we angry enough to torch it all?

31

u/SeductiveSoup Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

because we're all too broke too buy torch supplies.

2

u/International-Web496 Jan 16 '22

Pitchforks? In this economy?

6

u/willyrs Jan 15 '22

That completely true, the uprising in history bursted out when people lived a fair life but knew they could have better, not when life was bad

1

u/International-Web496 Jan 16 '22

Historically there have been a lot of relevant uprisings that have happened under a whole spectrum of conditions. The first I can think of would be the aftermath of the black plague, entire families were almost completely wiped over just a few years and the newly accumulated wealth of the survivors made them realize they no longer has to serve anyone.

1

u/constantlyawesome Jan 15 '22

While this may be true in most cases, I work for a restaurant where the servers (almost exclusively 20-something instagram models) are making $400-600 per shift. These girls drive the newest model cars, take extravagant month-long vacations regularly, and pay their college tuitions in cash. I know of at least two of them who received their bachelors in real estate that don’t plan on leaving the industry any time soon. Why would they? With 6 figures they can figure out health insurance and retirement on their own.