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/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.

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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.

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u/minnieminute Jan 15 '22

I lived in America for a few months and the tipping was so annoying to be honest. It was annoying at the end of my meal that I now have to pay an extra 15-20% On top of my food. I spent maybe $100s on tips, I coulda used that for something else but instead I had to take part in their stupid system.

Here in the UK we tip but it’s never a % of the meal it’s maybe a couple £ left on the table and only if the service was good