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/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

The US tipping culture is toxic as hell. Shaming people for eating out on a budget because an entire industry has convinced workers it's OK to be paid next to nothing? Ridiculous. People deserve living wages with tips viewed as an added gratuity or bonus for good service.


u/Laneyb99 Jan 15 '22

Okay yes, it’s toxic, but this is how it is for the time being. What’s ridiculous is that someone spending $77 on a single meal decided that their server should make $0 for waiting on them hand and foot. It’s not a protest of the system, it’s a spit in the face.


u/Hoopduck Jan 15 '22

This is only how it is because people haven't organized against it. Tip or don't tip - but the customer isn't financially responsible for the server's wage theft.