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/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.

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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.

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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.

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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!)