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/peesonearth93 Jan 15 '22

There's states that don't have server wages?

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u/777shark Jan 15 '22

California has no server wage.

A server has to be paid by the employer at least state minimum of $14 or $15 depending on employer size, and tips can't be used as part of the servers wage.

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u/morphinedreams Jan 15 '22

California needs to just secede already, they're closer to developed countries than they are to the rest of the US.

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u/Rosita_La_Lolita Jan 15 '22

Believe me, we’d love to.