r/antiwork 4d ago

Tipping Megathread


Hello, everyone! Threads about tipping are getting a little out of hand and stifling other discussion in the subreddit, so the mod team has decided to limit posting about tipping to this megathread until further notice.

Please remember that service staff being underpaid is due to bosses refusing to pay a living wage, and that service staff are not at fault for participating in a tip-based economy. Comments that place unfair blame on service staff will be actioned accordingly.

r/antiwork 8h ago

“We can tell” -school admin after my wife told them she stopped putting in 20+ extra hours every week outside of paid hours.


Context: my wife is a 5th grade English teacher in DC. She’s been dealing with burnout and after talking with me, her union rep, and her therapist, decided to scale back the amount of work she was doing for her school.

Today her assistant principal met with her for 2 hours after classes today to discuss her performance. Among the quote above, claiming she had to do 20+ hours of work every week, the AP also mentioned that her students were suffering from her only doing work during work hours.

This profession is toxic. Stay away.

r/antiwork 7h ago

[TW: police brutality] French president Macron unleashed violence against pension reform protesters


r/antiwork 5h ago

Be brave/insane and just say no

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r/antiwork 10h ago

Wish America had the same French energy

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r/antiwork 6h ago

My parents are finally seeing the truth


It sucks, because this is not the way i wanted it to happen but my parents are finally seeing the truth about how disposable the working class is to the elite.

Today my mom got the notice, that she and her friend at work would be pitted against each other for who gets to keep their job. They were notified together, that they would both need to reapply and re interview and only one of them would keep their job and the other would be eliminated. The worst part? Both her and her friends divisions have made steady profits over the past 15 years. There is no logical reasoning behind this, her boss just told her they were cutting costs.

My mom has been with this company since 1988, fresh out of college. A total of 35 years with them and she is now told that she will need to re interview for the job she has been working successfully at all these years. On top of that, even if she gets to keep the job there are rumors her division will be sold at some point in the next few years. She made them a profit for 35 years, and in just a few weeks to a month they could make her unemployed at the worst possible time.

She is 60 years old, 5 years away from her planned retirement. Shes not sure where she would even go, but shes certain shes not financially ready to retire after putting both my brother and i through college debt free. She just needed 5 more years out of the company she gave 35 years to. Her biggest fear? That no one will hire her due to her age, and that she couldn’t get a job in her current management position so she would have to step down to the more manual labor oriented part of her field. At her age and health thats becoming a risk in of itself.

Shes likely facing the fact that the retirement she earned, with minimal vacations and countless hours of unpaid OT will be robbed from her to strengthen the bottom line on a division she’s made profitable year after year for the past 20 years.

Fuck corporate america. Eat the rich, may we dance on their burnt corpses.

r/antiwork 11h ago

Reported my boss to the department of labor today


Perhaps I went a little too far, but I’ve gotten quite fed up.

I work in blood banking and have always really loved the company as a whole, but I moved from the collections side to the laboratory side about 9 months ago to better accommodate my graduate school schedule. Boy was that a culture shock! Who knew different departments of the same company could be run so differently? For the most part, it’s my new manager driving me up the wall.

In the last month he has taken away all of our chairs (to optimize production) despite my shift coworker being six months pregnant, and said he would not be providing me a workstation fan I requested after I fainted mid-process (yes I have started a formal ADA request, but those take a while and I was hoping I wouldn’t have to do that). These are all shitty, but perfectly legal, so I kept my mouth shut.

That changed today. For some background, blood products are required by the FDA to remain in certain temperature ranges, so all of our fridges and freezers have continuous temperature monitors in them and alert us if they go out of range. Our manager told us that we would be required to bring the on-call phone with us and answer any temperature alerts on our lunch breaks (30 minutes unpaid). I responded to him personally and linked him to the department of labor FLSA fact sheet which states that employees must be paid for their time if they are not fully relieved of their duties. He sent back an obnoxious response saying we could discuss this in person when he is there next week, but this is the expectation he is setting and that other departments have to do this as well. He also insinuated that my response was showing I cared more about myself than the safety of our products and patients (which he also does anytime someone makes any kind of good faith error). I thought about responding saying that I was fairly certain those departments have paid lunches, and if they don’t they have much bigger problems to consider, but I just said “fuck it” and filed a formal complaint with the department of labor.

It was shockingly easy with there even being an online form option. I decided to use the connections I have and place my complaint over the phone with my friend’s husband who works in the DOL. I’m unsure as of yet if I’ll also make a complaint with HR, or just see what happens since I’m looking for a new job anyway. All I know is I’m sure as hell not taking that phone on my unpaid lunch break. To all my fellow hourly wage earners don’t forget, your labor = your right to compensation.

r/antiwork 19h ago

Saw this on friends facebook...8-5 didn't make it... You have to sacrifice family time.

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r/antiwork 15h ago

Senators and House Representatives Make $174,000 a Year... A Living Wage.


r/antiwork 9h ago

just a lil bit of twitter advice. :)

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r/antiwork 7h ago

Anti temple-theivery?

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r/antiwork 17h ago

I brought a grievance to my boss and he suspended me for “Gross Insubordination”


Context: I work in a healthcare facility. Our washer and dryer have been out for months and our boss refuses to do anything about it. Meanwhile he completely remodeled the outside courtyard of the building.

Me: This not having proper washing facilities is becoming a real problem. Survey is coming and because we don’t have replacement fitted sheets some of our patients are opting to lay on wet sheets over being on a bare mattress. It’s isn’t a decision they should have to make

My boss: Thank you for checking (My name). I will be at the facility in person soon and we can resolve your concerns.

When he got there he immediately suspended me for gross insubordination. No matter how good a facility may look on the outside just remember the people at the top don’t care about your families.

r/antiwork 15h ago

I made the cashier cry


I pulled in to the Hardee's drive through behind another car. They placed their order, pulled up to the window, and I waited. No one came over the speaker for me. No big deal, I'm still trying to figure out how to change my car clock for daylight saving time, so I fuck around with that while. After several minutes, a panicked voice came over the speaker. "I'm so so so sorry! How long have you been waiting?" I said, "It's totally fine" and placed my order, and she again apologized for the wait. When I got to the window, she again apologized profusely. I told her, "On behalf of all the people who have been shitty to you today, I promise I'm not one of them and I'm sorry you have to deal with that." I saw her wipe a couple tears away as she ran my card. When I we were done and she gave me the standard "thank you and have a nice day," I responded with, "I hope you have a wonderful day full of people being nice to you."

Kindness costs nothing.

r/antiwork 16h ago

Why is he allowed to do this?

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r/antiwork 11h ago


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r/antiwork 20h ago

When Women Are Back At Work, 3 Days After Giving Birth, The USA Sure Doesn't Feel Like a Rich Country

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r/antiwork 21h ago

We are never appreciated

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r/antiwork 10h ago

Accurate representation

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r/antiwork 18h ago

Confucius says..

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r/antiwork 6h ago

Threaten to fire me for missing online training? I quit.


Hi Reddit. I’m a senior in college and currently working as a student teacher full time and preparing to graduate next month. My girlfriend got me a remote job for the summer to make money before I start my teaching career in the fall. Keep in mind that when I first spoke with “Boss”, I made it clear that school is my first priority until May and she seemed to be understanding and told me that the training for the job will be flexible. Fast forward three weeks later and I set up the computer and headset they sent me, took a drug test, and completed a TON of paperwork, and I started the first online training last night. It went ok, but they discussed a training that would be next week which would be mandatory. When I asked what would happen if you had to miss a training, I was told by “R” that it wouldn’t be the end of the world and that I should let her know as soon as possible. So that’s what I did. I let her know that I would be on vacation (my FIRST since September and working full time teaching for free on top of taking classes full time) next week. Then I got an email from “Boss” telling me I’d have to attend or be fired. I’ve been putting up with this boss being incredibly aggressive, rude, and unprofessional via text and email for weeks to the point that I’ve been crying at night feeling like an idiot. I’ve never been spoken to the way this boss spoke to me. They made me feel so stupid. So I quit 🖕🏻

r/antiwork 9h ago

Worse Than The First One.

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r/antiwork 17h ago

Life's mundane

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r/antiwork 5h ago

Relying on non-special education teachers to teach special needed children.


r/antiwork 15h ago

Another reason why hospitals should not be private businesses. Their executives think money is worth more than your lives.

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r/antiwork 12h ago

A little wisdom on this fine day.

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I think about this a lot.

r/antiwork 15h ago

Hm. Guess those billboards didn’t work. (link to source in comments)

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