TikTok Roasts Man Who Didn’t Tip Barista Due to Price Inflation
One man on social media is going viral on TikTok after sharing that he refuses to tip his barista because his tip options are inflated.
In a recent TikTok video posted by user @onswin, who goes by J on the app, we see a selfie video of J standing in what appears to be a coffee shop.
His on-screen caption reads, "The barista looking into my soul as I look at [three] inflated tip options on their filthy iPad and choose no tip."
The conversation about tipping a coffee shop barista seems contentious.
Some say tipping baristas at a coffee shop is not warranted because baristas are paid an hourly wage and are not the same as being a server. Others disagree and explain that being a barista requires more labor than just being a cashier, and a tip is reasonable and deserved.
One TikTok user wrote, "tip for waiting in line placing the order myself, paying myself, and picking up the order myself? Yeah, I think not. tips are for waiters and drivers."
Other users argued that they do not tip fast-food workers, so why would they tip a barista citing that they are often prompted to tip 20-25 percent for a self-serve coffee.
However, others disagreed with this viewpoint and pointed out that baristas are not paid sufficiently, and their hourly rate is not a living wage.
One TikToker defended tipping by sharing, "As a barista, we appreciate all tips considering we are making your drink from scratch."
Others pointed out that if someone doesn't want to leave a tip for the barista, they have the option to make their coffee at home.
J is not the only creator to start a heated online debate over tip-culture. Many people feel very strongly about tipping or not, and on TikTok, it's easy to find content creators prompting conversations and sharing their tip or no tip experiences.
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