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/Miserable-Extreme-59 Jan 14 '22

'i said i was broke. i didnt say i manage money well.'


u/spokenwords Jan 15 '22

Exactly.. who tf orders a $77 meal if they're so broke.


u/trapacivet Jan 15 '22

A family of four could easily beat 77, or even one romantic dinner for two. But they're poor so they don't deserver to eat food are restaurants. They should go to McDonalds if they can't calculate at least a 20% tip right?


u/spokenwords Jan 15 '22

So if tipping was priced in then this meal would be even more then $77 so would they still go or are they just taking advantage of an already messed up situation? I mean I get it and it sucks and the server took one for the team here and that's good karma. Just sucks all around.

I only said that because I've been broke too and know what it's like to have to make choices like this but I've never not tipped before and am very conscious of that aspect when deciding what to do about eating.

Would certainly be easier if we didn't have to worry about tipping in this country but we do and if we didn't, well, these meals would be more expensive.


u/Talzon70 Jan 15 '22

Probably not. Most restaurants would just make less profit if they had to pay living wages, some would go out of business, unlikely prices would rise the full 20% expected by US tipping culture though.


u/trapacivet Jan 15 '22

Remember when minimum wage rose, and everyone said that all the fast food joints would have to either close, or the food prices would go up? Turns out, actually raising minimum wage, did neither of those things.

Basically, the businesses made slightly less profit, but neither closed nor was there a substantial increase to the foods/services. Why? Because if businesses are doing their job right foods/services/products are already, and always priced at very close to the maximum amount that people will pay for those products. Go any higher and you loose customers and go out of buisness.


u/pasta897 Jan 15 '22

Doesn't matter. They are paying for the food, not the employees wages. I wouldn't have payed anything either regardless how how much money I have at the time


u/thomasthomtithom Jan 15 '22

Totally agreed!