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/matchak7 Jan 14 '22

Tips are stupid


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/UrLate4Tea Jan 15 '22

I'm curious what the price difference is for food in countries without tip culture vs. Here in the US. Do you mind sharing what you'd pay for a large one topping pizza where you are and the currency you'd use? That's the #1 complaint consumers here in the US use to rail against eliminating tipped wages 🙄. "BuT eVeRyThInG wIlL cOsT mOrE!"

...it already does if you tip like you should. 20% more to be exact.


u/DizzyPomegranate13 Jan 15 '22

Oh I doubt that wouldn’t be the case at all!

It’s kinda hard to answer your question though because prices differ depending on Restraunts and where in Europe you are.

I can tell you that London specifically is become just like America in it’s tipping culture except prices are high as fuck for food in a restraunt yet you are still expected to tip.

I should just move back to France or Italy honestly.