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/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/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.