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/Anxious-Sir-1361 Jan 15 '22

I'm Canadian; the tipping culture is similar. What bothers me is what I call the “good-looking girl” subsidy. These are waiting jobs at chic spots where the waitresses bring in 6 figure tips per year (before they become real estate agents), more or less for being hot. I'd rather the tips are for those that need them.

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u/qvaken Jan 15 '22

Well, you just highlighted another problem with tipping culture. It makes it impossible for workers to be paid equitably.

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u/Sammy279123 Jan 15 '22

Equitably? Who says it needs to be equitable. That’s similar to saying top real estate sellers should make as little as the chump who just shows up for work and texts all day. Or Vice versa. I’m not a chippendale model because A: they wouldn’t hire me and B: if they did then no one or less people would hire their crew. Some things in life are just the way they are but at the end of the day, people need to eventually find out what they’re good at and productivity needs to happen to deserve your pay..

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u/zenchemin Jan 15 '22

Being pretty isn't the same as working hard and being paid by merit.