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

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/Stoned-Antlers Jan 15 '22

I use to make $30 an hour waiting tables…y’all are literally trying to get us paid less crying about this.

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u/Lo2us Jan 15 '22

Think we are gonna need details here.

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u/Stoned-Antlers Jan 15 '22

Lol, like what?

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u/Lo2us Jan 15 '22

What type of restaurant, mom and pop shop or chain, the demographic. I feel you may been lucky, knew the owners?

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u/Stoned-Antlers Jan 15 '22

Worked in austin texas, i didnt work chains but they werent really mom and pop either..somewhere in the middle i guess. I know people still waiting there and they are bringing in 250-350 on thurs-sat working 8 hour shifts..hell bartending is where the money really was though. 400-600 a night working 6th street.

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u/Lo2us Jan 15 '22

Holy shit. I find it crazy that it could be so different between states, sounds like a solid company you were at. When we were in Australia the first evening dining out we tipped and seemed like an insult as if we thought they needed it. After that a sincere thank went further, this may sound silly now but we left a piece of the entree on a cleaned up plate for thanks to the chef.

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u/Stoned-Antlers Jan 15 '22

Yeah ive only worked in texas doing service industry..totally different career now. I love what you did for the chefs..sweet but kinda hilarious

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u/Whiterabbit-- Jan 15 '22

he gets tips. and a few tables easily gets you $30/hr. the hourly pay doesn't even matter. say you wait on 3 tables an hour. cheap restaurant. you get $10 tip/table. $30 easy.

tipping is a great for waiters bad for cooks and other support staff.

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u/Stoned-Antlers Jan 15 '22

Yeah paychecks were usually zero..some places do have tip out for cooks and hosts. Those are usually higher end joints though.

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u/Lo2us Jan 15 '22

That’s horse shit tips should be split between everyone. It’s done in many countries.