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January 31, 2013 2:15 PM
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Firing warranted or not? (hand motion) discuss among yourselves......
January 31, 2013 2:17 PM
Did NOT warrant firing...and I'm pretty disgusted by that story in general! UGH.

People are schmucks!
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January 31, 2013 2:21 PM
what gets me is that the 18% is for a party of 8 or more. Even if it was only 8 people....$34.93 was too much for them? sheesh
January 31, 2013 2:21 PM
I guess she got fired for violating a privacy issue? It is just a guess. Regardless, it was a nice gesture from the pastor. One time, the church I went to in Oklahoma gave everyone in the service an envelope. Each envelope had a different amount in it. We were supposed to do good works with the money in the envelope. I had a 20 dollar bill, and I left it as a tip for the waitress. She was very happy. It's nice to do good things for others.

EDIT: I just re-read the receipt. He didn't tip anything! Wow. That's messed up.
Edited by EstiloPanama On January 31, 2013 2:23 PM
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January 31, 2013 2:23 PM
I remember going to an IHOP, and there was a table full of loud, obnoxious teenagers 'dressed up'. I guess they were there after some kind of school dance. Anyway, not ONE left a tip, but all of them gave the waitress a hard time. After they left, she cried as she cleaned up after them. It was pretty awful. I've never been a waitress, but that must have been very hard. I always try my best to tip appropriately, and if I'm not sure I tip a little more...especially for excellent service.
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January 31, 2013 2:23 PM
true...maybe she should have blacked out the signature before posting.
January 31, 2013 2:23 PM
This is what applebees said about it on FaceBook


Applebee's Mike, I understand that you're upset. Guest personal information - including their meal check - is private, and neither Applebee's nor it's franchisees have the right to share this information publicly. Unfortunately in this situation the Guest's right to privacy was violated. Really do hope you reconsider. We don't like that this happened anymore than you do.- ARA
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January 31, 2013 2:28 PM
For the blatant privacy issue - yes. Text that to your friends but don't blast someone's name online.

The total was 30 before tip. Tip was only 6 something. He left her ZERO. I'm betting he was a real pleasure to serve too. *eyeroll*
January 31, 2013 2:41 PM
Having been a waitress myself, my answer to that EXTREMELY rude pastor's comment would be:

a) You could give God more than 10% if you wanted...it has nothing to do with me how much you choose to give or not give.
b) Tips are part of my wages. I make $2.40 an hour. Not tipping is causing me to make less than minimum wage.

I'm disgusted.

And no, I do NOT think the waitress should have been fired for posting it online. Although she probably should have blurred out the signature or something.
Edited by ericadawn92 On January 31, 2013 2:42 PM
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January 31, 2013 2:42 PM
If facebook would have been around when I was waiting tables, I would have done the same thing.
January 31, 2013 9:48 PM
Pastor was a woman, $34.00 bill was her portion of the meal. Try reading an article before commenting. While the pastor is a complete a hole, it was appropriate to fire the waitress. Very poor judgement on her part.
January 31, 2013 9:53 PM
People like this make me want to choke the piss out of them...the pastor, not the waitress. Am I the only person who doesn't base their tip off of some arbitrary percentage anyway? I don't give God ****, but I have no problem with leaving a $60 tip on a $60 bill, assuming the service was worth it, and well timed. I am a hard person to read, and my wants can be very strange in a restaurant, so when a waiter/tress gets it 100% right, they deserve a 100% tip.

Regardless, for her to base her tip off of something so frivolous as her religion makes me want to drag her out back and smash her kneecaps.
Edited by Gallowmere1984 On January 31, 2013 9:54 PM
January 31, 2013 9:54 PM
I don't understand what's going on.
January 31, 2013 9:56 PM
I don't think she should have been fired. Hell, I can't even read the name. I hope that pastor gets b*tch slapped by God. I also don't understand why the pastor would be so selfish to leave NO tip.
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January 31, 2013 9:59 PM
Posting private information and making a spectacle? I would have fired her too. The last thing I want is for people to consider not coming to one of my restaurants because they feel they can't trust the staff.
January 31, 2013 9:59 PM
Fired. Then hired back...and fired again, but with more screaming and door slamming.

If she blocked out his name, it's just funny. But when she puts a patron's biz in the street, gotta go gotta go.
January 31, 2013 10:00 PM
Hmm this is why the 18% should have been charged to the card already! That's the way it's done (when adding gratuity) in any restaurant that I have worked in.
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January 31, 2013 10:02 PM
Why exactly does the pastor deserve to maintain privacy? Its a private establishment, not the US government. If you're an idiot, let's trumpet that to the world. Maybe a bit of ridicule will make people think twice about being a moron.
January 31, 2013 10:02 PM
It was in poor taste on both ends. As a Christian, the pastor's actions disgust and repulse me (wish I could come up with a stronger word). BUT it was probably in poor taste to post it online to a PUBLIC site-- it's not even like it was the waitress' private Facebook page, it was a public site...NOT the best idea.

But, wow...not tipping? Who cares what you drop in the offering basket?
Edited by bigjretrac On January 31, 2013 10:03 PM
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January 31, 2013 10:03 PM
I'm with the waitress on this one. I've heard from friends who have waited tables that people who tip poorly are also the worst customers as well.

I hope the self righteous ***** can't get served anywhere in that town again.
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January 31, 2013 10:03 PM
QUOTE:

Why exactly does the pastor deserve to maintain privacy? Its a private establishment, not the US government. If you're an idiot, let's trumpet that to the world. Maybe a bit of ridicule will make people think twice about being a moron.


I like this train of thought.
January 31, 2013 10:05 PM
I have heard of something similar to this happening before, but with people leaving religious pamphlets instead of a tip. Really, it's douchey. I don't care what your religion is, you should tip somebody who is providing you with a service because they don't make a lot of money otherwise, and leaving pamphlets for them probably won't convert them to your religion. So really, you aren't doing anybody a favor. As for getting fired, I think she should have blurred the name on the receipt, but I probably would have done the same thing.
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January 31, 2013 10:06 PM
hell no. I could see if the name of the restaurant, the name of the customer, maybe a warning but that's ridiculous.
January 31, 2013 10:07 PM
Reminded me of this upsetting picture:

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Edited by brevislux On January 31, 2013 10:07 PM
January 31, 2013 10:07 PM
I don't even understand... how do you give God 10%? Is God accepting credit cards now? Or serving lunch? There's no parallel. And obviously, the waitress didn't choose how the receipts are printed or to have the "auto tip" on there. That's just a bunch of self-rightous BS. IMO, that is ;-p

ETA: though I would have blacked out the signature, personally.
Edited by jenj1313 On January 31, 2013 10:07 PM

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