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/Quinn0Matic Jan 15 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome

Tipping should be illegal, and I say that as someone who relies on tips.

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u/DanTheRocketeer Jan 15 '22

Tipping shouldn’t be illegal, it should be bonus. That’s how it’s is pretty much everywhere other than the US - the servers get paid a living wage and if they get tipped it’s either theirs to keep or split amongst all the servers (the former being the better system).

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u/Secondary123098 Jan 15 '22 Ally

Tipping should be everywhere! Surgeon operated early, tip! Politician passed that law you wanted, bonus! Teacher gave your child an A, have a little cash.

Tips are called bribes in any area of employment where the employees are not horrifically mistreated and underpaid. They have no place in a civilized culture.

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u/crocrux Jan 15 '22

even Walmart employees can't accept tips

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u/fluppuppy Jan 15 '22

Walmart will fire you over $1

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u/OneMillionSchwifties Jan 15 '22

Walmart will fire you for eating unopened, but expired beef jerky from the dumpster. They'll even wait a whole year to bring it up and fire you over it.

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u/CreatedSole Jan 15 '22

Fucking scum. When I worked at tim hortons I saw people get fired over eating a 16cent timbit because they were starving. It's a literal crumb to the company and is worth termination of their employment. I despise these companies that put profit before everything and everyone and look for any excuse they can to fire you if they don't like you for any reason.

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u/OneMillionSchwifties Jan 15 '22

Stuff like this is exactly why there's a push to leave the food service, warehouse, and factory based industries and enter the corporate office for most Americans. Most factory and food staff even act as their own cleaning staff. When's the last time you saw Mark in accounting push a mop or even clean the coffee maker tho?

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u/CreatedSole Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 16 '22

Facts though. I've worked food service, and subsequently worked general labor I'm in a warehouse after that for nearly a decade now. These companies treat people like slaves and children. It's disgusting. I myself am transitioning to being an electrician, but yeah I certainly understand the push for white collor work. That of course comes with its own set of problems yet it's better than being a literal cleaning, worker, server slave for companies that don't gaf if you dropped dead tomorrow

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u/OneMillionSchwifties Jan 15 '22

I mean, most places aren't gonna really care about you unless you give a killer bajowski, but you totally won't have to mop or get your hand caught in a roller line. Still surrounded by idiots, but at least you'll be in actual better working conditions

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