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/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/helmepll Jan 15 '22

Just because a tip is asked for does not mean someone is getting tipped wages. It is generally impossible to know who is and who isn’t getting tipped wages at jobs like this. That is a major reason tipping should be replaced with a living wage. There is too much unfairness and guess work involved with tipping.