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/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/MudLOA Jan 15 '22

You should have read a similar post a few days ago. People were posting about how great it was making so much money from tips and I’m sure a lot of them were also not reporting income tax on it. It’s just all about the cash in the pocket and who cares about not having sick days or insurance.

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u/captainjack361 Jan 15 '22

My sister is a lifelong waitress and I be watching her blow money so fast. She's damn good at her job, but the industry is up and down, not consistent, etc and she doesn't prepare for the hard times

Some nights she will literally come home with like 7 to 900 dollars that she made in one night, other times she won't even make 50 bucks in a day. But what does she do when she has those 700 dollar nights, she blows it very fast

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u/Wiggy_Bop Jan 15 '22

This is the story of everyone who works in the service industry. Some are very disciplined with their money, paying their taxes quarterly, saving for a rainy day. I admire them, I truly do. But so many people in the SI get into that party lifestyle, get strung out on blow and/or seriously alcoholic. They wake up one day at 40 and wonder where the time went.

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u/_NoBoXiNgNoLiFe_ Jan 15 '22

Could you actually BE any more arrogant and condescending?! * jesus christ almighty. ..

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u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Arrogant and condescending? Sorry the truth hurts.

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u/captainjack361 Jan 15 '22

The crazy thing is. And I love my sister to death....but she'll go out after work, drink and party all night, come home like at 4am and be up early in the morning to go back to work.

I be shocked how she's able to do that but she does it. She works her fucking ass off and i admire it so much but she is atrocious when it comes to her money. She's older than me already in her 30s and she's been like this for as long as I can remember

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u/Wiggy_Bop Jan 15 '22

I’m sorry, but your sis sounds just like me when I had a big cocaine problem. I wasn’t in the SI, but a lot of my pals were. I wish I had all the money I spent on my vices back.

If I were you, I’d have a talk with her. Catch her on a Monday morning, if you can. She will be completely serotonin depleted and will tell you everything. She probably wants off the merry go round, anyway. Be prepared for her to need a ton of support. Good luck.

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u/Bitesize777 Jan 15 '22

Easy come, easy go! I worked in the industry for years. It sux