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/doho121 Jan 14 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome

The fact that US service workers depend on tips is wrong. Employers should pay them a living wage.


u/hyperbolic_retort Jan 15 '22

Yep. It's on the servers boss if they're not getting a livable wage.


u/Quinn0Matic Jan 15 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome

Tipping should be illegal, and I say that as someone who relies on tips.


u/DanTheRocketeer Jan 15 '22

Tipping shouldn’t be illegal, it should be bonus. That’s how it’s is pretty much everywhere other than the US - the servers get paid a living wage and if they get tipped it’s either theirs to keep or split amongst all the servers (the former being the better system).


u/codify7 Jan 15 '22

In Japan they get offended if you tip, in their system they price the food at value for what it’s worth and to tip extra is to be insulting.


u/yes_thats_right Jan 15 '22

I had a cab driver get out of the car and chase me down to return the tip. They view customer service as part of their job. Amazing concept right Americans?


u/lamplighters_union Jan 15 '22

I was a cab driver in America for six years. I had countless nights where I worked 12 hour shifts and went home with 15-20 dollars. I averaged less than minimum wage per hour, with tips, and I still took the absplute best care of every passenger in my cab. Comparing Japanese cab driver's service with American cab driver's service isn't really fair, as American cab drivers are some of the shittiest, hardest, lowest paying jobs in existance.


u/yes_thats_right Jan 15 '22

No doubt work was hard and not as rewarding as it should be, but that's not the point I am making above.

I am saying that customer service is part of the job and should be paid for through salary, it is not a nice bonus for the customer to pay extra for.