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.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Saying "don't eat out if you can't tip" is a conditioned response, though. Tips are great, but we need to stop encouraging wage theft via customer shaming.

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u/bizzaro321 Jan 15 '22

The idea that people need a $35 meal, served to them by an underpaid wait staff to “unwind”, is also a conditioned response IMHO. Everyone here could use some class consciousness.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

People unwind in many different ways. Why are we shaming any of them? I agree some class consciousness would be helpful here. Educate ourselves and others, bring more people to anti-work. Shit is NEVER going to change if we don't stand up, organize, and change it. Instead of saying "don't eat out unless you can tip", we need to say "don't eat out". Living wages are worth making a fuss over.

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u/bizzaro321 Jan 15 '22

That logic goes both ways, why are you shaming the waitstaff who posted this? They didn’t get paid a living wage today, it’s completely valid to be upset about that.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Uh...where have I shamed the server who posted this? I never once said this is the server's fault. They didn't get paid a living wage because their employer failed to pay them one - and that is the crux of the issue.