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/Fallenangel152 Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

The worst thing for me is that it's now infecting the UK. People look at me like I'm an asshole when I don't tip even though waiting staff get paid at least the same minimum wage as everyone else and 99% of the time the tip just goes to the restaurant.


u/minnieminute Jan 15 '22

You should ask before if the staff get it or if it goes to the restaurant. That’s what I do, if it goes to the restaurant no tip


u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

I have worked as a server and appreciated my tips. I never expected them - but I was fortunate enough to make a living wage + tips. Some families have 100$ in their pocket and go out to eat once a month. I didn't expect them to pay for their meals and then hand me their change. They needed it more than I did at that point! In that same vein, I tip my servers when the service is good (and it is 99% of the time). Never would I think poorly of someone who didn't.