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/Shruikathemonk Jan 14 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Starry

American tipping culture is a cancer.

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u/nbbiking Jan 15 '22 Helpful

It pits the working class against each other, making a worker responsible for another worker’s living, while the management gets to keep the difference.

One must be a special kind of stupid to find oneself in this sub and support tipping. It’s so fucking obvious

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u/TerraOrdinem Jan 15 '22

This post does exactly that. It blames the customer when all the server's anger should be directed at whoever is profiting the most from their labor.

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u/george_costanza1234 Jan 15 '22

US is completely brainwashed rn. Expecting the middle class to fund other members of the middle class is one of the weirdest norms in this country.

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u/the_real_nps Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

That's why I've always thought tipping was a stupid idea in general. It only works for rich customers. I mean that's how it actually started (according to wiki): "The practice of tipping began in Tudor England. In medieval times, tipping was a master-serf custom wherein a servant would receive extra money for having performed superbly well." And that may have worked. But expecting the middle class and even the poor to pay extra amounts of money on top of what usually already is a significant amount to them is just bonkers. And then laying guilt-trips if someone actually protests against this setup.

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u/CreatedSole Jan 16 '22

But expecting the middle class and even the poor to pay extra amounts of money on top of what usually already is a significant amount to them is just bonkers. And then laying guilt-trips if someone actually protests against this setup.

Say it louder for the condescending pricks in the back.

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u/NewArborist64 Jan 17 '22

Who do you suppose that 80% of the customers are? The middle class - so THEY are the ones supporting the restaurant. If it a franchise or the owner of a single restaurant, guess what - the OWNER is also "middle class".

You will see remarkably few Billionaires going to 3 star diners. It is the middle class serving the middle class in a place owned by a middle class person.