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January 31, 2013 10:09 PM
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January 31, 2013 10:09 PM
Pft, she had it coming. Not the lack of tip, or the snide comment on the receipt, but she sure as heck deserved to get fired.

I was a waitress for 4 years. I got PLENTY of receipts that looked just like that. I'd curse that person under my breath, or maybe even though a mini fit in the break room if a customer was especially awful, but I would never, EVER, think to post the receipt online, without even blacking out the signature, for all to see. That right there is an instant termination, in my book.

It sucks that she had to deal with a dillhole, but that comes with the territory. You know what you're signing up for when you wait tables. Some people don't care that you rely on their tips for your income, and you either deal with it, or find a job in a different line of work. You don't throw a hissy fit and post someone's personal information online. No, you can't make out the signature, but that doesn't matter.
January 31, 2013 10:11 PM
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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.


what has the waitress done to keep her job?

so if i'm stepping out on my girl, is she going to post that on her facebook page too? if i meeting with a prospective employer and considering leaving my job, will she put that on twitter? not sure what the US gov't has to do with it. no one is saying to prosecute her. but if i own the joint i don't employ people that embarrass my customers
January 31, 2013 10:14 PM
The pastor's behavior was reprehensible. The waitress was justified in publicly humiliating him.

That having been said, the company whose merchant id number is posted should not have their number on Facebook or any other public venue. Their merchant card processing company could make it into a HUGE deal. The waitress should have been fired for that-as damage control for the company.
January 31, 2013 10:15 PM
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what has the waitress done to keep her job?

so if i'm stepping out on my girl, is she going to post that on her facebook page too? if i meeting with a prospective employer and considering leaving my job, will she put that on twitter? not sure what the US gov't has to do with it. no one is saying to prosecute her. but if i own the joint i don't employ people that embarrass my customers


I get your point, however there is a line to be drawn. Granted, the business I am in is much different than food service, but still, I don't want a customer who intentionally causes anguish to my staff members either.
January 31, 2013 10:15 PM
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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.


If the waitress owned the restaurant, this would fly. Unfortunately, she violated her employer's written policy and she got fired. That's kinda how it works in the real world. Sucks that it happened and I don't agree w the pastor or her comments at all (see above post), but if you agree to work for a company, you are obliged to follow their rules whether you agree with them or not. I work for the US Gov't... there are LOTS of rules I don't like, but I follow them because I like my job and the rules don't infringe on my day-to-day personal life.
January 31, 2013 10:16 PM
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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.


what has the waitress done to keep her job?

so if i'm stepping out on my girl, is she going to post that on her facebook page too? if i meeting with a prospective employer and considering leaving my job, will she put that on twitter? not sure what the US gov't has to do with it. no one is saying to prosecute her. but if i own the joint i don't employ people that embarrass my customers


This is why I don't work in customer service....I am too stubborn. I once made funny faces at a lady who was being a b*tch for no reason to another employee. For those few moments..I turned 6. I have a million other examples...so yeah, I avoid jobs were I have to make random strangers happy. I should work at a morgue, less people complain there.
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January 31, 2013 10:17 PM
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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.


If the waitress owned the restaurant, this would fly. Unfortunately, she violated her employer's written policy and she got fired. That's kinda how it works in the real world. Sucks that it happened and I don't agree w the pastor or her comments at all (see above post), but if you agree to work for a company, you are obliged to follow their rules whether you agree with them or not. I work for the US Gov't... there are LOTS of rules I don't like, but I follow them because I like my job and the rules don't infringe on my day-to-day personal life.


According to the article I read there was no written rule about what the waitress did.
  32721919
January 31, 2013 10:18 PM
definitely dont think she should have gotten fired. never been a waitress but kinda feel their pain when it comes to customers who are asswipes.

i dont care if you're a man of god or not. you should always tip someone helping you.
January 31, 2013 10:18 PM
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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.


what has the waitress done to keep her job?

so if i'm stepping out on my girl, is she going to post that on her facebook page too? if i meeting with a prospective employer and considering leaving my job, will she put that on twitter? not sure what the US gov't has to do with it. no one is saying to prosecute her. but if i own the joint i don't employ people that embarrass my customers


This ^^

People put up too much online these days. I don't even work in customer service, but there are still many things about my job that I just don't post-- not because it's policy, but because it's tactful.

Not dismissing cheapskate, but you never respond to conflict on the level it was started-- that's what my dad told me growing up.
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January 31, 2013 10:22 PM
My Granny Jo advised me when dating a new guy to pay attention to how he treats people around him, not just how he treats me. How a guy treats a waiter/waitress is a bigger indicator of character than whether he opens my door. This pastor may be a God-fearing Christian but must have missed class the day they taught "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" in seminary. Shame on her. I agree the waitress showed poor judgement and should have blacked out the signature/personal info. But is the pastor proud of herself for tipping zero and then getting her fired for something petty? So much for forgiveness and showing charity to others, more lessons this pastor apparently didn't learn.
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January 31, 2013 10:27 PM
The pastor had a goal...hurt the waitress in the only way she could. Which was to leave no money. That sort of maliciousness should be made public.
January 31, 2013 10:28 PM
IMO, in every job there's a negative. Being a server, you're bound to get someone NOT to tip you appropriately. I'm sure it's happened more than once. Bad judgement for posting it online. I don't think that employer was out of bounds.

Personally, unless the service was horrible or it's a pick up order, I always tip 20%.

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  9285851
January 31, 2013 10:29 PM
QUOTE:

IMO, in every job there's a negative. Being a server, you're bound to get someone NOT to tip you appropriately. I'm sure it's happened more than once. Bad judgement for posting it online. I don't think that employer was out of bounds.

Personally, unless the service was horrible or it's a pick up order, I always tip 20%.

A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
IDEA Fitness member
Kickboxing Certified Instructor
Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition



I don't think it was about the tip. It was about the retarded ass comment she decided to scribble on the receipt. I doubt that's the first time that waitress ever got stiffed on a bill.
January 31, 2013 10:30 PM
So sad. Hope God sees how his worshiper child treats his other children!

Ha, just more proof that most religious people end up being so hypocritical. Never going to church or taking my children there either. I want them to have real morals.
  21125233
January 31, 2013 10:33 PM
Aww - she's sorry! How sweet (not). And the 10% she gives God? Seems it goes into her own church that she owns and runs. Hmmmm.....

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/tipping-pastor-apologizes-687234
  4279361
January 31, 2013 10:35 PM
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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


It was 20 people and they split the checks in an attempt to skirt the auto-tip even though only one person was paying.
January 31, 2013 10:37 PM
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QUOTE:

IMO, in every job there's a negative. Being a server, you're bound to get someone NOT to tip you appropriately. I'm sure it's happened more than once. Bad judgement for posting it online. I don't think that employer was out of bounds.

Personally, unless the service was horrible or it's a pick up order, I always tip 20%.

A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
IDEA Fitness member
Kickboxing Certified Instructor
Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition



I don't think it was about the tip. It was about the retarded ass comment she decided to scribble on the receipt. I doubt that's the first time that waitress ever got stiffed on a bill.
Do you think the server would have posted it if they got say 15% in tip?

A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
IDEA Fitness member
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Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition
  9285851
January 31, 2013 10:37 PM
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Aww - she's sorry! How sweet (not). And the 10% she gives God? Seems it goes into her own church that she owns and runs. Hmmmm.....

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/tipping-pastor-apologizes-687234


The best part of that article is in the comments below it. This sums up the situation nicely: "Did she feel bad after she stiffed the server? No. Did she feel bad after she complained and got the server fired? No. Did she feel bad after she got outed for being a turd? Yes."
January 31, 2013 10:38 PM
She posted this online, don't know the story but when did resteraunts spy on people online? I know my manager got offended when I wouldn't use my facebook to like their resteraunt mainly cause for one thing not everyone uses facebook and another things my facebook is seperate from my work. It is none of their business what I say outside of work, as long as I am not saying it to other customers or employees at the work area.
  20238108
January 31, 2013 10:38 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

IMO, in every job there's a negative. Being a server, you're bound to get someone NOT to tip you appropriately. I'm sure it's happened more than once. Bad judgement for posting it online. I don't think that employer was out of bounds.

Personally, unless the service was horrible or it's a pick up order, I always tip 20%.

A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
IDEA Fitness member
Kickboxing Certified Instructor
Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition



I don't think it was about the tip. It was about the retarded ass comment she decided to scribble on the receipt. I doubt that's the first time that waitress ever got stiffed on a bill.
Do you think the server would have posted it if they got say 15% in tip?

A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
IDEA Fitness member
Kickboxing Certified Instructor
Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition



The server who waited the table didn't post it according to the article. A friend of her's who was also a server there photographed it and posted, so I am sure it would have been done either way, given the nature of the comment written on the receipt.
Edited by Gallowmere1984 On January 31, 2013 10:42 PM
January 31, 2013 10:43 PM
i wish there was a website

that customer service employees could upload pictures like this, snapshots of faces, descriptions of horrible customers

all kinds of privacy infringement, i know, but publicly abusing service professionals is much too popular of a pasttime

so public shaming should be happening in turn
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as for getting fired,
yeah, it sucks but
less-than-minimum wage and minimum wage jobs are a dime a dozen
since it takes having 2 or 3 of those suckers crammed into a person's schedule
just to survive
  17975349
January 31, 2013 10:44 PM
Can anyone clarify for me? what is the appropriate amount to tip for different services in the US?
  28796378
January 31, 2013 10:45 PM
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Can anyone clarify for me? what is the appropriate amount to tip for different services in the US?


Standard is 15-20%
  5879332
January 31, 2013 10:47 PM
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Can anyone clarify for me? what is the appropriate amount to tip for different services in the US?


10-15% is generally considered the bare minimum, but I base it entirely off of service. That said, assuming good service, I never leave anything under $10, I don't care if I had a $6 bill.

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