He listed out the purchases he had to make for his work uniform and many employees could relate to the server's situation.
Starting a new job is quite exciting. The enthusiasm of working in a new place, meeting new colleagues and the possibility of a better future makes everyone feel great. However, a man's expectations from a new workplace crumbled down even before his first day of work. Alexis—who goes by @alx8177 on TikTok—revealed how much he had to spend on his uniform, which he thought his new server job would provide for him.
Alexis began his video by saying, "I just feel like if I get a new job, the company should have provided the uniform for you. But I guess that's not the case." He then pointed to the plastic bag he had and said that since he got a new job, he had to buy "head-to-toe" outfits for his uniform. At first, he showed the slip-resistant shoes he bought to suit his server job, which involved a lot of walking around carrying heavy plates, glasses and trays. It cost him $51 and he said in frustration, "So, then I got jeans from American Eagle. B**** have to wear bootcut jeans." Being a gay person, he was not pleased about wearing boot-cut jeans.
Alexis bought two pairs of jeans for $54 and said, "They were 'buy one, get one,' half off and I exchanged or returned one of my old jeans, so I got an extra ten dollar credit." His next purchase was a relatively expensive belt from Target, which cost him around $27. "Oh my god, that was expensive for this belt. But she's so cute, though. Just a regular black belt. I love this," said Alexis, showing off his new belt. He also bought some white T-shirts from Target for $20. Alexis then showed the plain white button-down shirt he had to wear regularly as a server and he got those from Old Navy. "I just want to say shout out to Alyssa from Old Navy. She gave me this for 50% off so I only spent like $30 on three Oxford button-down shirts," he said.
His entire outfit purchase added up to $182, which is substantial spending that a new worker had to do, particularly in a server job that doesn't pay much. "I'm just praying that this job is worth it and I don't quit within the first few weeks," he revealed. His video gained nearly 640K views and he jokingly suggested in his caption that his viewers should visit him at his new job. Hundreds of comments poured in and many users recommended he find a way to get back that $182.
"Save everything and return it if you quit within the first 2 weeks," suggested @nancifoo. "My job provides us with work pants, work shirts, sweatshirts, steel-toe boots or tennis shoes and they wash our uniforms and press them for us every week," wrote @grandrubyy. "Especially since we don’t get paid immediately! So I have to wait three weeks for my check and get my uniform?" called out @rubysdreamsx. "You can write it off on your taxes and get the money back! Just keep receipts," commented @kayleemaddox12.