r/antiwork Jan 14 '22

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

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u/Secondary123098 Jan 15 '22

Tipping should be everywhere! Surgeon operated early, tip! Politician passed that law you wanted, bonus! Teacher gave your child an A, have a little cash.

Tips are called bribes in any area of employment where the employees are not horrifically mistreated and underpaid. They have no place in a civilized culture.


u/crocrux Jan 15 '22

even Walmart employees can't accept tips


u/fluppuppy Jan 15 '22

Walmart will fire you over $1


u/OneMillionSchwifties Jan 15 '22

Walmart will fire you for eating unopened, but expired beef jerky from the dumpster. They'll even wait a whole year to bring it up and fire you over it.


u/Tribblehappy Jan 15 '22

I worked at a PetSmart. Sometimes aquariums arrived broken, and we would salvage usable items (starter kits would have filters etc). A coworker took some sample packs of bacterial starter and was fired. For taking samples ... Which came from written off product.


u/TatsuandFlorian Jan 15 '22

I used to work at petsmart. I never got sacked for it but the things from work we took home were the animals too old to be sold when people brought them back.


u/zeusrulz Jan 15 '22

I also worked at PetSmart and I never want to work there again, my manager was actually awesome but I had to witness a hamster die from blood loss because of wet tail and because of the return policy thing where you can return animals as long as it's before a week or two, we got two parakeets that were returned because their necks were broken and it appeared it was done deliberately I felt so bad


u/TatsuandFlorian Jan 15 '22

That's vile, those poor birds. I used to feel particularly protective of the rats because some people would just assume a single rat and a small cage was a viable option. I used to spend a long time going around the shops with the people I didn't put off building up a vast trolley of everything to keep a pair very comfortably housed. I got away with it because it would cost them quite a bit. My favourite bit was probably the dog regulars and people leaving their pre vaxed puppies for me to hold on till while they went around to pick up supplies. I remember a lot of fat, bald, warm little tummies. I also found the walk in combined with putting out large delivery bags a very good gym substitute. Eventually I left because the wages were so poor and I was mentally bored. Shifts weren't my favourite thing either.


u/Cloberella Jan 15 '22

I worked at a Sally's Beauty Supply and they would make us "damage out" and "destroy" (put in the dumpster) any returned product. Makes sense for things like make-up, but sometimes a beard trimmer or a flat iron would get returned in working condition but due to health and safety regulations would be considered damaged and have to be tossed.

My boss was cool and hated waste, so when that happened she would just put them in a little box next to the dumpster and employees could drive around back on their way home and pick out what they wanted before the rest got tossed.


u/coffylover Jan 15 '22

Specific and awful :(


u/CreatedSole Jan 15 '22

Fucking scum. When I worked at tim hortons I saw people get fired over eating a 16cent timbit because they were starving. It's a literal crumb to the company and is worth termination of their employment. I despise these companies that put profit before everything and everyone and look for any excuse they can to fire you if they don't like you for any reason.


u/OneMillionSchwifties Jan 15 '22

Stuff like this is exactly why there's a push to leave the food service, warehouse, and factory based industries and enter the corporate office for most Americans. Most factory and food staff even act as their own cleaning staff. When's the last time you saw Mark in accounting push a mop or even clean the coffee maker tho?


u/CreatedSole Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 16 '22

Facts though. I've worked food service, and subsequently worked general labor I'm in a warehouse after that for nearly a decade now. These companies treat people like slaves and children. It's disgusting. I myself am transitioning to being an electrician, but yeah I certainly understand the push for white collor work. That of course comes with its own set of problems yet it's better than being a literal cleaning, worker, server slave for companies that don't gaf if you dropped dead tomorrow


u/OneMillionSchwifties Jan 15 '22

I mean, most places aren't gonna really care about you unless you give a killer bajowski, but you totally won't have to mop or get your hand caught in a roller line. Still surrounded by idiots, but at least you'll be in actual better working conditions


u/CreatedSole Jan 15 '22

Lmao I'm not a girl so I'm not giving any killer bjs, but yeah you're right


u/Delicious_Payment_22 Jan 15 '22

And the idiots are on the news scratching their head wondering why there was a “great resignation” smh.


u/OneMillionSchwifties Jan 15 '22

I mean I literally wouldn't flinch if 80% of restaurants were eliminated. I think it's a crazily over saturated market. It's the workers fault for agreeing to work their and it should be well within an adults ability to find a new job elsewhere. Not saying it's fun or easy, but it's literally possible. The issue here being, what industry are all of these "resigners" going to funnel into? Are they just jumping to a new company or are they actually changing fields? What is their goal in the short and long term? Do they actually have a plan or are they just acting out? If they act without planning can they really blame the systems around them?


u/Rhyobit Jan 15 '22

16 cents when it's bought, fraction of that in cost to Tim Hortons.


u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Super specific. Maybe that’s just the excuse they used against you?


u/OneMillionSchwifties Jan 15 '22

It was a friend of mine, but yeah. It was during the last major recession (I wanna say like 2014?) and they were looking for reasons to let EVERYBODY go. They let over 30 people go at the end of their shifts not on Christmas day, but on fucking CHRISTMAS NIGHT. These were people who had been told there was a chance of layoffs and considered not coming in on Christmas, but they were told Christmas was a great day to work in hopes of proving themselves as team players and possibly keep their jobs. Their reasoning? Well, the holidays are over, we don't need most of you for another 9 months, so you're fired and also not allowed to reapply for 6 months in a neighborhood with almost ZERO other job opportunities for non-skill workers. I'm usually the first to put myself in a companies shoes, but even I can't defend that shit. They knew they were making promises they couldn't keep to men and women with kids at home... on fucking Christmas, dudes. On fucking Christmas.


u/BankshotMcG Jan 15 '22

Damn, that's when you're being so evil three ghosts don't even consider you worth their time.


u/Delicious_Payment_22 Jan 15 '22

Walmart uses modern day slavery in getting most of their produce from prisoners that work on farms for Pennie’s an hour if anything. I despise Walmart.


u/OneMillionSchwifties Jan 15 '22

That's literally every country tho