r/antiwork Jan 14 '22

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

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u/Stoned-Antlers Jan 15 '22

Are you in america?


u/oxwearingsocks Jan 15 '22

I’ve lived in a dozen countries over the past few years, including some of those mentioned. Only in Mexico has tipping being expected.

I’m not in America now, but I have lived there years ago. And yes, I tipped. But the culture of tipping as an expectation is absolutely bonkers.


u/Stoned-Antlers Jan 15 '22

Thats fine you feel that way, but what you are arguing for will not work. Major restaurants have trued going the no-tipping route. Every single one reverted back.


u/oxwearingsocks Jan 15 '22

I have no horse in the race. Doesn’t affect me. But you shouldn’t argue for it if you’re pro worker’s rights and seeking a fairer world. It’s an entire culture that’s normalised it, and you’re part of that normalisation. Check literally any other comment in this entire thread to see how the rest of the world sees this. Be the change you want in the world.


u/Stoned-Antlers Jan 15 '22

Tipping culture won’t be the first thing to change here..a living wage right now in the US isn’t a living wage. Thats why it sounds so crazy for yall to be calling for a pay decrease. US. restaurants can’t pay an actual living wage..hell most restaurants struggle to stay open. Of course waiters deserve better but this won’t be on the docket anytime soon.


u/oxwearingsocks Jan 15 '22

It certainly won’t be when there are workers like you against the concept of it. If restaurants around the globe can manage to survive and thrive without tipping, I’m sure in the distant future when the US becomes a first world country, they will too. Good luck to you.