r/antiwork Jan 14 '22 Wholesome 10 Silver 5 Helpful 16

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

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

The US tipping culture is toxic as hell. Shaming people for eating out on a budget because an entire industry has convinced workers it's OK to be paid next to nothing? Ridiculous. People deserve living wages with tips viewed as an added gratuity or bonus for good service.

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u/2002Kanz Jan 15 '22

Right?? Like i dont understand the people who shame others for eating out and leaving a lousy (or no) tip. I get that it's the employees way of making $ but it's such an absurd system. If i lived in America i wouldn't bother going to a restaurant at all. The customer shouldn't be responsible for giving the employee a living wage.

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

I think most people commenting that way have been raised to believe this type of tipping culture is normal. Traveling to the States from a foreign country had me shocked. This is NOT normal. This is ABNORMAL and not typical of tipping experiences elsewhere in the world. We shouldn't shame other people struggling just because corporations are greedy, rich assholes. Make no mistake - corporations are doing this because they can. Not because they have to. They've convinced people that it's acceptable and "the only way" they can operate.

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u/Aegi Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

I think the more important part of the mentality here in the United States is that you don’t deserve extra things besides the necessities if you’re poor, and then ALSO: that may be part of the reason you’re poor, is because you wanted to do those things that were more than the bare necessities of life.

(Not stating my perspective, just sharing one common here in the US).

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u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

That's a very good point.