r/antiwork Jan 14 '22 Wholesome 10 Silver 5 Helpful 16

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

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u/thebigenlowski Jan 15 '22

Except that’s not how it works. The customer is quite literally stiffing the server. You can argue whether or not the tipping system should be used or not, but in the current system the customer is still stiffing the server because that’s where they make their money. Whether or not tipping sucks, it’s still screwing over the servers

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u/BrendanLSHH Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

If enough people screw over servers the servers quit for different work. If enough people quit for different work and the restaurant cannot staff workers then conditions of employment change. (We are currently seeing this with other industries now mainly logistics)

Lets all be honest with ourselves though, I’ve known enough restaurant workers, they don’t want the system to change. If you don’t want the system to change don’t whine when it doesn’t go your way.

FYI this isn’t personal for me as I take out not done in. Just pointing out basic cause and effect on a large scale.

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u/Laneyb99 Jan 15 '22

Lol “if enough patrons exploit servers for their wages, the restaurant will have to close down because servers will be getting exploited at both ends and be forced out of work” and this sounds good to you?? Boycott if you feel this way ffs. That’s like saying “not only should we buy from Kellogg’s instead of boycotting, let’s also actually make their employees jobs HARDER! That’ll ruin Kellogg’s for sure, and then we can still eat Cheezits in the meantime!”

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u/BrendanLSHH Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

Except your missing the part that the law Clearly states if servers don’t make enough in tipped wages by the end of the week The Employer Has To Make Up The Difference To Minimum Wage. The server isn’t “Exploited” because there is law and protections in place to prevent that. If you don’t like the terms of your working conditions you should fight to change them 🤷‍♂️. I don’t see a whole lot of servers fighting for change because they know this system benefits them and their employer more than it should at the expense of the consumer.