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/insertnamehere02 Jan 16 '22

So you're assuming that everyone going out to eat is paid minimum wage?

That's some logical fail. Shoo.

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u/Challenge-Upstairs Jan 17 '22

I mean, it's a little hard to say, because most data on the subject is regarding federal minimum wage, rather than state minimum wage, but I would guess that a pretty large number of people are paid their state minimum wage, or less. I would say that percentage would likely go up pretty drastically for teens (the group of people who left this receipt), and would also likely go up even more for the group of people spending $77 on a meal between 4 people. It's very likely the people who left the receipt are getting their state's minimum wage.

I'm not assuming everyone going out to eat is paid minimum wage. I'm assuming the people who left this receipt are paid minimum wage.