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/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

The US tipping culture is toxic as hell. Shaming people for eating out on a budget because an entire industry has convinced workers it's OK to be paid next to nothing? Ridiculous. People deserve living wages with tips viewed as an added gratuity or bonus for good service.


u/2002Kanz Jan 15 '22

Right?? Like i dont understand the people who shame others for eating out and leaving a lousy (or no) tip. I get that it's the employees way of making $ but it's such an absurd system. If i lived in America i wouldn't bother going to a restaurant at all. The customer shouldn't be responsible for giving the employee a living wage.


u/Ltstarbuck2 Jan 15 '22

Because you’re expecting that person to work for free. If you can’t afford the tip, don’t eat out. Wtf.

Not to mention, most restaurants require the wait staff to tip out the bar and bus boys. That means this person served them and lost money.


u/2002Kanz Jan 15 '22

Yeah sorry mate, thats the type of mentality I'm talking about. You should be angry about the wages the people are getting. Even over here in Australia the people at McDonald's get $15 - $20 an hour. Restaurant waitstaff get a little more $


u/Ltstarbuck2 Jan 15 '22

I can be mad at both. Yeah the wages are shit, but that doesn’t excuse this.