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/The_Stav Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22 I'll Drink to That

Idk much because I'm from the UK, but is this really a massive issue for someone who's already broke but wanted to treat themselves? I feel like the anger should be directed at tipping culture and the companies that underpay their workers rather than the consumers who are just currently using the system as intended?

Just feels weird to be mad at someone who's broke for not paying more than the worth of their meal, y'know?

EDIT: For the people saying "Fuck the customer, they're basically stealing from the server and making them do unpaid labour!"

They're not the ones stealing from the server, the companies are. It should be the company compensating the labour of the workers, not the customers.


u/VenusAmari Jan 15 '22

As an American who tips well and have worked in a restaurant in the past, I agree.

I really hate these kinds of posts because the blame is not being directed where it should be and instead shaming someone for being poor. And often times the one doing the shaming (the waiter) is paid more than the person who couldn't afford to tip and that's a big reason waiters often don't want to organize to end tipping. They see what the cashiers at McDonald's are making and wisely want more than that.

Instead of these posts intended to turn worker against worker, we should be shaming the service industry for paying everyone non-livable wages.