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/ScoopJr Jan 15 '22

I'm not talking about removing tipping. Some states pay 2.13$ per hour for serving and others pay state minimum wage and tips. The minimum wage likely isn't anywhere near livable especially in high cost of living areas.

It would be great for restaurants to pay cook wages to servers but they won't. Why would a cook become a cook if they can simply serve and make the same base pay except now with tips

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u/StayAtHomeAstronaut Jan 15 '22

Or cooks could just get paid more? You know, more inline with their actual worth in a restaurant.

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u/ScoopJr Jan 15 '22

Thats valid too. Cooks end up doing long grueling hours on the line and are there prior to restaurant open and there after restaurant close

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u/brainonvacation78 Jan 15 '22

Cooking and serving are 2 totally different skill sets. Almost all of my cooks lack the social skills I have. You've clearly never worked in a restaurant,

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u/vurjin_oce Jan 15 '22 Silver

"Hi can I take your order"

takes order, reads back, leaves

brings food out, makes sure its all ok, gets drink and do refills

Cook has to cook multiple different types of foods and styles for 1 table and it has to taste and look good.

I'd say the cooks skill set is higher than a server.

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u/brainonvacation78 Jan 15 '22

I'd say you never had to deal with the people who don't like the ambiance, who want plastic utensils vs the silver you rolled into a linen napkin, who don't like the size of the plate their food is served on, who order bacon wrapped dates and unwrap and leave the bacon... and don't think twice about the cook. But go on...

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u/TheRealWeapon Jan 15 '22

I’ve been a server, being a cook is harder lol

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u/brainonvacation78 Jan 15 '22

Ok. The skills involved are still vastly different.

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u/TheRealWeapon Jan 15 '22

Doesn’t matter. They deserve to make just as much as you do, and you both deserve to make more. Solidarity over division

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u/brainonvacation78 Jan 15 '22

Agreed. But I don't agree that it's right to shit on servers who run their asses off to protect BOH and then claim "solidarity over division".

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u/TheRealWeapon Jan 15 '22

Im speaking as someone who’s served in multiple restaurants and cooked on a food truck. Saying that cooks lack the social skills that you have to be a server is shitting on cooks. Lots of people i.e. myself developed better social skills while being a server lmao. You get good at a job by doing it

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u/vurjin_oce Jan 15 '22

I'd rather leave a tip for the cook who had cooked the food the way I like it. If the steak is how I asked, blue, rare, medium rare, medium, medium well done, well done. If the pasta is al dente, the sauce the right consistency. All that is waaaay harder than listening to some customers and then getting them some plastic or silver forks or cleaning off their plates.

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u/Smokweid Jan 15 '22

Yeah, your social skills are coming across strongly in this thread!

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u/brainonvacation78 Jan 15 '22

And your user name checks out too!

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u/ScoopJr Jan 15 '22

Yea, great deduction there, bud

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u/brainonvacation78 Jan 15 '22

Am I wrong, bud?