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/elementmg Jan 15 '22

Yeah it's not just cost of living differences. Servers can live in other countries off their wages. In North america, they absolutely cannot unless the customer gives them some extra cash for whatever stupid fucking reason.

Shit I deal with cuztomers daily.. why don't I get tips?

Cause the restaurant buisness is fucking rigged. And it's been like this for so long I honestly have zero sympathy for people who work it and then bitch about tips. Like fuck you, go work someone else, you're contributing to the problem by accepting the job.

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u/bulbouspotato Jan 15 '22

Damn. That fuckin sucks.

It's not an easy area to work in either. People are just shit and working for nothing...

I reckon you're right but there's a lot of jobs in service, there might not be very much choice for a lot of people which is why it's so easy to exploit them.

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u/elementmg Jan 15 '22

Fair enough. But before I got myself into a career path I jumped around in jobs for many years and only tried the serving industry for 6 months. I left cause it was garbage and just worked literally anywhere else. I'm sure they would change their tune of no one applied for the jobs at all. People need to make a choice. Accept the shit job or go literally anywhere else

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u/bulbouspotato Jan 15 '22

Hopefully something like that happens. Or perhaps some laws surrounding living wages.

Employers shouldn't be able to use people like that anywhere