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/DizzyPomegranate13 Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22 Helpful

Tips are fine when they are optional.

Over here in Europe, there is no pressure to tip. You give it if you received good service, that’s it. In the US, tipping is mandatory no matter what based on a bizarre social stigma, which like you said is very stupid.

They should just be paid properly for doing their job instead of relying on tips to survive.


u/matchak7 Jan 15 '22

Yeah but when a place pays them 3 bucks a hour and says that the customer will cover the rest with tips is bullshit


u/Cleverusername531 Jan 15 '22

The business is required to make up the difference to minimum wage if they don’t make enough in tips. Which would be fine if minimum wage was a living wage.


u/matchak7 Jan 15 '22

Ok but the customer has to pay for the food and then the employee. And it's based off nonsense. It's off how much the bill is