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

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

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u/The_Stav Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22 I'll Drink to That

Idk much because I'm from the UK, but is this really a massive issue for someone who's already broke but wanted to treat themselves? I feel like the anger should be directed at tipping culture and the companies that underpay their workers rather than the consumers who are just currently using the system as intended?

Just feels weird to be mad at someone who's broke for not paying more than the worth of their meal, y'know?

EDIT: For the people saying "Fuck the customer, they're basically stealing from the server and making them do unpaid labour!"

They're not the ones stealing from the server, the companies are. It should be the company compensating the labour of the workers, not the customers.


u/Joga212 Jan 15 '22

As a fellow Brit I agree.

This subreddit never fails to shock me when they always continuously get mad at the customer, rather than the employer. It defeats the whole purpose of the subreddit.

I genuinely think they all secretly deep down want the tipping culture to stay because it more or less benefits everyone bar the customer.


u/jadondrew Jan 15 '22

Recognizing the issues with tipping culture doesn’t exempt you from being an asshole.

People try to spin it that not tipping undermines tipping culture, eventually benefitting the worker. This is just not what’s going to happen. It just makes things harder for workers that are already struggling financially.

This customer absolutely should be shamed for this. Knowing the reality of how shit their pay is, it’s unethical to use these services knowing that you can’t leave a tip. Even knowing how bad the system is, you are leaving them at the mercy of their starvation wages.


u/TroutCuck Jan 15 '22

It's like not buying puppies from puppy mills. It would help the puppy, but it funds the mill making more puppies.