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/dina_NP2020 Jan 15 '22 Helpful

Until things change in the USA, this is the way it is. And people are well aware that wait staff make $2/hr plus tips. So if someone can’t afford to tip - they should get takeout or not patronize restaurants at all. They knowingly arrived to the restaurant and stiffed

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Or.....or.....you could work together to facilitate the changes needed to stop this nonsense once and for all? I have no idea why this hasn't happened yet, but I hope it will in the future. "Let's keep paying their wages until it changes" does not equal anything changing. Turning one poor person against another poor person does not equal change. Action equals change. Walking off the job in droves would equal change. There's more power in organized striking and quitting than people realize.

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u/Mrchristopherrr Jan 15 '22

So you’d rather pay the owners and trust they’ll give a fair share to the workers? I’d rather pay workers directly.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Hell no. The owners don't deserve a fucking dime until they cough up living wages for their employees.

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u/Mrchristopherrr Jan 15 '22

Exactly. If anything we should be tipping more. At least then we know our money goes directly to the workers.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

Tip however much you like, but also hold fast to the idea that things can change if people believe they can and should organize against the system that's oppressing the working class.