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/peanut-__- Jan 15 '22

OP did not mention how many people were dining. What if this person is hard working and poor, and can only afford this outing once a year and truly doesn’t have much money?


u/thrwwy2402 Jan 15 '22

Fucking thank you! I was thinking this too. I hardly eat out if ever, but if I am craving something after a long month then I am going to try to treat myself and my family. Also, this could have been a take out.

If this was a $1000 restaurant bill then yeah, dudes a terrible person at worst, or just really bad with money.

Bunch of high horse morons in this post. Not what antiwork should be about.


u/ILaughAtFunnyShit Jan 15 '22

I think it's hilarious when people try to group shit like this into antiwork hoping to garner support and outrage that someone didn't tip them only for the comments to basically all be about how tipping is stupid and your boss should be the one paying you more.

If you're upset that you aren't being paid enough don't get mad at the customer for not giving you free money for doing your job. Get mad at your boss for not paying you to do the job they hired you to do.


u/Aconite_72 Jan 15 '22

don’t get mad at the customer for not giving you free money for doing your job

Okay, I agree with most of your sentiment but this is just uncalled for. Tipping is supposed to reflect the quality of service. If you serve well, you’re given extras for your dedication. It’s not “free money”.

I’m not saying that the toxic tipping culture in America is good, but saying that it’s “free money” is insulting for the workers.


u/Educational_Shoober Jan 15 '22

But it's not a reward if it's expected/guilted, is it? All that is happening is we're expected to give some extra money in addition to the agreed on transaction or we're shamed.

Nobody hands the checkout clerk at the store an extra $10 for providing good service. Nor a nurse or plumber or almost anything else. The guy wasn't wrong, it's people getting mad at the customer for not giving them free money when it's their employer who should be paying them.


u/Aconite_72 Jan 15 '22

Like I said in my comment, I'm not talking about the toxic kind of "tipping" that's prevalent in America. Outside of the US, tipping is optional and is given when the servers provided excellent service that the customers are happy enough to pay extras.

Since tipping is a thing outside of the US and that most service staffs earned their money fair and square, it's terrible to say that it's "free money". And I have no doubt that there are many servers in the US who rendered excellent service and deserve every penny that receive in gratuity, too.


u/Educational_Shoober Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

The original comment your replied to was specifically talking about servers who get upset that the customer didn't tip. Regardless of location, the moment that happens it is no longer a reward but an expectation. They expect the customer to give them free money outside of the agreed transaction with the establishment.


u/Aconite_72 Jan 15 '22

Oh … fair enough. I probably read too quickly.


u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Bro servers in america do NOT deserve the large amount of tips they recieve when they receive them. Tips are based on how much the bill was, its common courtesy to give AT LEAST 15% and people like op will be actively mad at you if you dont, no matter how good their service actually was. The amount of service to tips is extremely disproportionate and almost never adequately equates to quality.


u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

It absolutely is free money. Its expected no matter how good your service is. Op was upset because they didnt tip on a large bill AS EXPECTED. tips in america are nor for hard work or due diligence, theyre there to benefit employers and direct all anger at customers instead of them.


u/kbruen Jan 15 '22

If you serve well, you're supposed to get a tip of zero because you should serve well by default. Otherwise, fucking quit.

Tipping should be resolved by "holy shit, this person went so out of their way for us to have a good time!".


u/Aconite_72 Jan 15 '22

You’re not getting what I’m trying to say. In my country, a tip is given when you’re going above and beyond for your service. Yes, the base service should be good and the employee has to be fairly remunerated, but the spirit of tipping is that it’s given for excellent service.

So, really, saying that it’s “free money” is unfair. Waiters/waitresses in other places outside of America got tipped, too, and they’re all given tips because their service is spectacular.