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/Shruikathemonk Jan 14 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Starry

American tipping culture is a cancer.


u/Anxious-Sir-1361 Jan 15 '22

I'm Canadian; the tipping culture is similar. What bothers me is what I call the “good-looking girl” subsidy. These are waiting jobs at chic spots where the waitresses bring in 6 figure tips per year (before they become real estate agents), more or less for being hot. I'd rather the tips are for those that need them.


u/Artuhanzo Jan 15 '22

The tipping is crazier here in Canada now..

People are expecting same % as US, but unlike US waitresses are at least min. pay job.Used to be 10%, but now all the default is at least 15% tips.


u/AlexiLaIas Jan 15 '22

“Those are rookie numbers, you gotta pump those numbers up”

Wait staff pretty much think 20% is the new minimum. The system is cancer.

Also, Canada pays $15 HR plus 15-20% tips? Phew. Any moderately attractive woman working in food service must be living a 5 star lifestyle.


u/Artuhanzo Jan 15 '22

Not all, speaking of that. Explains why waiters at restaurants like Cactus are all young woman..


u/Anxious-Sir-1361 Jan 15 '22

Hot girls, when I was a young adult in Edmonton, could definitely live a “baller” lifestyle. Drive a nice car, loads of money for clothes, hair and make-up. Trips.


u/GlowyStuffs Jan 15 '22

The big problem is automatic tip suggestions on credit card pay apps. Here it's 25%, 20%, or 18%, or other. It used to be 20, 15, 10, or other. The bar keeps getting moved. So if you tip 10 or 15, it's like you are made to feel like an asshole of you go out of your way to enter in a lower other, regardless of if the person on the other end really cares much at all, or if they gave exceptional service or just the basics of basics.


u/p00ty916 Jan 15 '22

15 to 20% is pretty standard in California.


u/Anxious-Sir-1361 Jan 15 '22

That's what it is here in Toronto - 15 to 20%. A pet peeve is how they try to sneak tips in all over the place now - subways, star bucks, etc.


u/Shalashaskaska Jan 15 '22

I draw the line there. If it’s any kind of fast food establishment you can shove a tip up your ass. I’m not paying extra to watch you hand me my fuckin food at the counter.


u/PuzzleheadedRepeat41 Jan 15 '22

That’s cool! But I worked at a country club 10 miles from Canadian border. The Canadians loved our golf course. We called Canada “the land of the 10 percenters.” No offense! I loved going into Canada before they made it more difficult to travel back and forth.


u/Artuhanzo Jan 15 '22

I believe food for menu price is more expensive here tho.

The overall price after tip likely to be cheaper at US.... (Basically we are more expensive for everything sell online too!)