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/Cloberella Jan 15 '22

I get the sentiment, but is there a chance the employees are the ones preparing and packaging the sushi? Like at the sushi stations at Sprouts, Trader Joes, Hy-Vee, etc.? They have "Grab n' Go" prepackaged sushi, but the "cashier" at the kiosk prepares and packages the items in their downtime (you can also have them make requests fresh).

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u/flat6cyl Jan 15 '22

Even so, why would that be tipped?

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u/Cloberella Jan 15 '22

For making and preparing sushi? If she's being paid tipped wages and is preparing sushi by hand, I think that it's fairer to ask for a tip than if she's a cashier being paid cashier wages. Just because tipping culture sucks, doesn't mean you shouldn't tip people when there's no better alternative. Until things change, she can't pay her rent with your ideals.

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u/flat6cyl Jan 15 '22

I tip well when I know people are being payed the unfortunate tipped wages. It’s definitely not clear that this is the case here, or who that tip money would even go to - it seems more like a part of “tip creep”, where these prompts show up for all sorts of dumb things. I was dropping off film for development the other day, and a tip prompt appeared at the cash register.