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/Erect_Llama Jan 15 '22 Wholesome Take My Energy

One of the biggest things in America I'll never understand is why tipping is so important. Like why tf can't the server's get paid a decent wage? Why do they live off of tips?

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u/ESP-23 Jan 15 '22

Because States like Texas can pay their servers $2.13 an hour

It's oppression plain and simple

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u/Turbulent_Salary1698 Jan 15 '22

No, Texas restaurants have a base pay of $2.13, but is required to make up the difference if tips don't.

If everyone stopped tipping, restaurants would be paying minimum wage. Servers should make more than minimum wage, but so should everyone else on minimum wage.