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February 1, 2013 12:50 PM
I went to applebees website and let them know i will no longer be a customer. How funny i was actually supposed to go there tonight!
  6887587
February 1, 2013 12:52 PM
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It was appropriate to fire the waitress. If I believed in hell, I'd hope the pastor roasts in it. She is a worthless waste of space on Earth and a fine example of why I will never again listen to a human being talk about gods.


You hope someone ends up in a burning lake of fire and eternal torment over not leaving a $6 tip...? Wow... really glad I serve a merciful God instead! Sure it was a snarky inappropriate remark... but believe me she had more than paid for it and 'learned her lesson' by all the negative publicity that she is getting for it.

Yes better judgment should have been used on both sides... The pastor should not have left that comment, as I'm sure has now been made painfully obvious to her by now, as it does tend to paint the Church in a bad light...Not all Christians are like that, and in all honesty I'm sure that on most days she's not like that either.

However, as upset as I'm sure the waitress had every right to be... posting customer receipts on the internet is a HUGE no-no and for liability reasons if I were her employer I'd have to let her go too.

I just think this $6 tip is costing them BOTH soooo much more than it was ever worth in the first place.


If customer had been an atheist and written a *****y note nobody would say: All atheists are cheap, or 'I will never listen to someone rail on about how there's no god ever again because this one atheist was a jerk.'

But because the receipt writer is Christian everyone blames Christianity?

It is not God who made this person behave badly. She behaved badly all on her own and would have behaved badly without her beliefs.

*smh* People really will blame anything but people for humanity's rottenness.


^^^Well said!!flowerforyou
  17162362
February 1, 2013 12:53 PM
totally agree
February 1, 2013 12:56 PM
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Going back to the specifics of this case I can very well see the pastor's thinking. She is treating the waitress the way one might treat a child and trying to teach the lesson "ask for a reasonable amount and you get it, be greedy and you get nothing" and is using the 10% she gives to God as her yardstick for what is being greedy. The problem with that, of course, is that we all have different ideas about what is reasonable and what is greedy.



Except a lot of restaurants, and this one in particular, put a note on the menu "groups of X or more will have automatic gratuity of X% added to bill". The waitress did not ask for the 18%. The chain made customers aware and the waitress followed policy. If the customer didn't see the policy she could have politely asked the wait staff why 18% was added on. If the customer still had an issue with the amount, she should have taken it up with management or the chain.
February 1, 2013 12:57 PM
Frankly I like the 18% tip thing for large parties. My average tip is more than 18%, so if they add it to the check then I pay what they asked and NOT what my usual amount :)

Waiters/waitresses have a lousy job as it is. Now the guys in the BUSINESS OF GOD. That's where the real free money is !!!
February 1, 2013 1:01 PM
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It's always been my opinion that if you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to eat at a restaurant.


Absolutely!
  30104732
February 1, 2013 1:02 PM
Crummy..... but at least the waitress can find a new job.... the pastor will always be clueless....
  2944204
February 1, 2013 1:03 PM
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It's always been my opinion that if you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to eat at a restaurant.


Absolutely!

But on the same token, you shouldn't serve food if you have a bad attitude and still expect a gratuity.
February 1, 2013 1:10 PM
You should always tip 10 to 15%. If you did not received good service then call the manager over. Waiting tables and dealing with the public is not a piece of cake. Most of them are single parents or paying their own way through college. They wait on you HAND and FOOT and only make $2.13 an hour.
  36306759
February 1, 2013 1:11 PM
I can see both sides with the automatic gratuity. The problem is that the tip percentage tends to go down with a large group rather than up, even though the waitress may be working her tail off. Then she spends an hour or two waiting on one group, doesn't get other tables since the host tries to make it so that each server has around the same number of tables, and at the end if they don't tip he/she just made less than minimum on it all.

If that weren't the trend there would be less restaurants that do this. So if you're in a big group be sure to tip well if you do get good service and maybe it'll die off.

If you do have an auto gratuity and receive crappy service, you can take it up with a manager and you won't have to tip that much, if any.
February 1, 2013 1:12 PM
The pastor didn't have to put in the comment, the waitress didn't have to post it for the world to see.
February 1, 2013 1:12 PM
You should always tip 10 to 15%. If you did not received good service then call the manager over. Waiting tables and dealing with the public is not a piece of cake. Most of them are single parents or paying their own way through college. They wait on you HAND and FOOT and only make $2.13 an hour.

People like that had a plan NOT to tip anyway. ( Pastor)
  36306759
February 1, 2013 1:15 PM
there's no "right to privacy" on a receipt that you leave on a table where anyone can see it. He doesnt like that it went on the internet? too bad. he should have thought about that before he acted like an idiot.
February 1, 2013 1:32 PM
It's really messed up that the waitress got fired because some stingy old minister got offended that her stupidity was posted online. When you give a religion THAT much power, things start to go downhill.
  30690295
February 1, 2013 1:35 PM
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Frankly I like the 18% tip thing for large parties. My average tip is more than 18%, so if they add it to the check then I pay what they asked and NOT what my usual amount :)

Waiters/waitresses have a lousy job as it is. Now the guys in the BUSINESS OF GOD. That's where the real free money is !!!



Worshipping the ol' mighty dollar
February 1, 2013 1:40 PM
where the heck are people eating that they have so many problems with servers? it is an extremely rare occasion that i have a less than average server.

i think most of the people complaining about servers are probably the real problem.

its like the people who complain about so many bad drivers...it usually turns out that it is them that is the bad driver.

and stop being cheap and tip a minimum of 20%.
February 1, 2013 1:44 PM
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where the heck are people eating that they have so many problems with servers? it is an extremely rare occasion that i have a less than average server.

i think most of the people complaining about servers are probably the real problem.

its like the people who complain about so many bad drivers...it usually turns out that it is them that is the bad driver.

and stop being cheap and tip a minimum of 20%.


I complain because I've had some awful servers. But in normal circumstances, I'll tip 25%.
February 1, 2013 1:52 PM
I think Applebee's is totally in the wrong, and the customer is a jerk. If you can't afford to tip you can't afford to eat out, period!
  25000768
February 1, 2013 1:56 PM
I don't think she got fired for being mad about the lack of tip, which was justified. I'm pretty sure she got fired for posting a photo of the receipt including his signature online. That's what got her fired. Being pissed is fine, but being a fool will get you fired every damn time.
  1675925
February 1, 2013 2:05 PM
Im not a waitress or have ever been one but i do work in a feild where tips come into play. im a massage therapist. for example: today i had 3 clients today the first did not have anything but a 20 and some ones (btw i get 20s as tips all the time) i didnt have change to break it so i told him it was ok and not to worry about it, the second left me 5 and the thrid didnt leave anything, i understand but at the same time it kind of irritates me especially when i get 15 to 50 for one session from alot of clients. on the other hand i make more than 2.50 so it dosnt bother me as much so if i was a waitress making 2.50 and ppl didnt tip me id be pretty pissed but i wouldnt have made such a huge deal of it, maybe told my friends thats about it not put them on blast like she did. so my conclusion is: not right of him to leave her no tip, but also not right of her to publically display his s***.
  33003036
February 1, 2013 2:24 PM
Getting fired for posting that online was wrong as well. But we do not know all the facts, maybe she was a terrible server?? As standard, I start the tip at 15% and go up, I usually give 20%. The service would have to be beyond terrible for me to give no tip at all.

Pastor or not, the guy is an obvious Jerkoff!! He probably rode there in a Caddy.
February 1, 2013 2:29 PM
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Im not a waitress or have ever been one but i do work in a feild where tips come into play. im a massage therapist. for example: today i had 3 clients today the first did not have anything but a 20 and some ones (btw i get 20s as tips all the time) i didnt have change to break it so i told him it was ok and not to worry about it, the second left me 5 and the thrid didnt leave anything, i understand but at the same time it kind of irritates me especially when i get 15 to 50 for one session from alot of clients. on the other hand i make more than 2.50 so it dosnt bother me as much so if i was a waitress making 2.50 and ppl didnt tip me id be pretty pissed but i wouldnt have made such a huge deal of it, maybe told my friends thats about it not put them on blast like she did. so my conclusion is: not right of him to leave her no tip, but also not right of her to publically display his s***.


i would tip for a massage but i hear people say that they look at it like a medical procedure. kind of like physical therapy...and nobody tips PTs/Drs. and especially if they are using their insurance then i can see how they could overlook that since you dont tip any other health providers. thoughts?
February 1, 2013 2:35 PM
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It's always been my opinion that if you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to eat at a restaurant.


Absolutely!

But on the same token, you shouldn't serve food if you have a bad attitude and still expect a gratuity.


Of course you shouldn't serve food with a bad attitude (or you better not show it if you have one). That is part of the job. Be friendly, be courteous, and take care of your customers.

But in return your customers should take care of you.

And nice customers like me (especially those who have waited tables) will likely tip you something anyway under the assumption that you are just new or having a bad day.
February 1, 2013 2:39 PM
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Im not a waitress or have ever been one but i do work in a feild where tips come into play. im a massage therapist. for example: today i had 3 clients today the first did not have anything but a 20 and some ones (btw i get 20s as tips all the time) i didnt have change to break it so i told him it was ok and not to worry about it, the second left me 5 and the thrid didnt leave anything, i understand but at the same time it kind of irritates me especially when i get 15 to 50 for one session from alot of clients. on the other hand i make more than 2.50 so it dosnt bother me as much so if i was a waitress making 2.50 and ppl didnt tip me id be pretty pissed but i wouldnt have made such a huge deal of it, maybe told my friends thats about it not put them on blast like she did. so my conclusion is: not right of him to leave her no tip, but also not right of her to publically display his s***.


i would tip for a massage but i hear people say that they look at it like a medical procedure. kind of like physical therapy...and nobody tips PTs/Drs. and especially if they are using their insurance then i can see how they could overlook that since you dont tip any other health providers. thoughts?

doctors and physical therapist are more for medial reasons, yes i do work with ppl who have injuries or diseses or conditions but im not a doc or physical therapist, but as a massage therapist is a pampering luxury thing like getting your hair done (cut color whatever) or your nails stuff like that its a luxury not a prociedure or exam lol thats how i think about it, it kinda sucks when i dont get tips but i dont get huffy and puffy and put all my clients on blast lol (well except just now just to make a point, also did not reaveal names or anything like that) but ya its ok id rather them at least come see me again to fix their issues even if they can only afford the base pay.
  33003036
February 1, 2013 2:41 PM
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doctors and physical therapist are more for medial reasons, yes i do work with ppl who have injuries or diseses or conditions but im not a doc or physical therapist, but as a massage therapist is a pampering luxury thing like getting your hair done (cut color whatever) or your nails stuff like that its a luxury not a prociedure or exam lol thats how i think about it, it kinda sucks when i dont get tips but i dont get huffy and puffy and put all my clients on blast lol (well except just now just to make a point, also did not reaveal names or anything like that) but ya its ok id rather them at least come see me again to fix their issues even if they can only afford the base pay.


thats what i meant...if someone is going to you for pampering i think a tip should be expected...but if they are going to you for an injury and insurance is covering then its a medical procedure and i would think a tip is not necessary.

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