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.

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u/PattyIce32 Jan 15 '22

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

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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.

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u/meltedbananas Jan 15 '22

Please master, let me try harder

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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.

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u/Birdman_a15 Jan 15 '22

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

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u/Flipperlolrs Jan 15 '22

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

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u/FindTheWayThru Jan 15 '22

Or my vacation homes?

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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.

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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)

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u/Flipperlolrs Jan 15 '22

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

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u/According_Gazelle472 Jan 17 '22

Or that expensive cell phone.

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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

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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.

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u/According_Gazelle472 Jan 17 '22

That's a fact jack.

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u/mafulazula Jan 15 '22

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

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u/Chance-Ad-9111 Jan 15 '22

Always tipped bar separately!

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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

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u/Chance-Ad-9111 Jan 16 '22

All the people I have seen in places do.

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u/According_Gazelle472 Jan 17 '22

But what if you don't drink?

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u/Origonn Jan 15 '22

Please daddy, let me try harder

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u/dogefather12345 Jan 15 '22

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

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u/dzumdang Jan 15 '22

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

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u/SeductiveSoup Jan 15 '22

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

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u/Expensive-Stress7443 Jan 15 '22

Que Vin diesel with shotgun

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u/ladyKfaery Jan 15 '22

Abusive family.

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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.

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u/Tallpawn Jan 15 '22

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

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u/SeductiveSoup Jan 15 '22

And you better be happy about it.

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u/namesake1337 Jan 15 '22

Or else

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u/SeductiveSoup Jan 15 '22

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

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u/floppy_labrador_ears Jan 15 '22

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

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u/urbana1 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.

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u/nonaaandnea Jan 16 '22

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

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u/meltedbananas Jan 16 '22

I'll be here all week.

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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.