'I give god 10%' waitress fired by applebees - article link :(
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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:16:13 AM

But that won't stop people from deciding she somehow represents all Christians and here's another excuse why we don't like Christians.


It won't stop 'some' people from thinking this about all Christians, but those are people who don't need an excuse, they just don't like Christians. However, it is good reason for any Pastor not to reinforce a negative 'holier than thou' stereotype. No point in giving haters more ammunition. They should hold themselves to a higher standard.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:38:36 PM
If she's trying to say she left a credit card tip she is a liar too as it is clearly zeroed out on the receipt.

I think she is mean and cheap and probably thought she was being quite clever leaving the 10% comment. And she has most likely done it before. I wouldn't blame the girl who was her server for publishing the receipt, but if it was another server, she should have butted out.





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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:48:38 AM
Sometimes you have to own your behavior. Why is the pastor embarrassed if he/she believes what he/she did was right?
Fwiw I'm a Christian and I would never think to compare tips to tithing or do what the pastor did. Now that pastor needs to own that behavior.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:26:15 AM
The pastor was upset by being called out...shouldn't have done it in the first place, then calling and getting the waitress fired?




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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:48:44 AM

If she's trying to say she left a credit card tip she is a liar too as it is clearly zeroed out on the receipt.


She very well may be a liar - but it is absolutely possible that the waitress ran the cc WITH the automatic gratuity included even if it was physically scratched out on the receipt. The charge then WOULD hit the credit card with the tip, even though the "pastor" tried to prevent it. If the restaurant has on their menu that an automatic gratuity will be added for a party - I think they can legally do that - but they can certainly try and hope the party doesn't contest the charge.

I actually had something similar happen (without the attempted stiffing of course). But a situation where a cash tip was left and the cc still included an automatic tip. I've also had restaurants completely screw up my tip and enter the wrong total into the machine - ultimately it's the staff's job to input the tip and total into the cc machine, so an error can happen.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:54:06 AM

Sometimes you have to own your behavior. Why is the pastor embarrassed if he/she believes what he/she did was right?

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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:05:43 AM
The waitress who posted the receipt was clearly wrong, but to her credit, she intentionally gave an incorrect physical description of the customer when she posted, and then asked moderators to blur out the signature when she realized people were sleuthing.

I was struck by this quote from the waitress:


"If this person wrote the note, obviously they wanted it seen by someone," she points out. "It's strange to me that now that the audience is wider than just the server, the person is now ashamed."


As a former waitress, I believe plenty of customers would be mortified if people in their lives found out how they behaved toward servers.






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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:16:05 AM
I think Applebees did the right thing. Employees should not be posting credit card slips on the internet.

I would be furious if I ate at Applebees and left a 20% tip and wrote "thank you for the great service" on the receipt and the waitress turned around and posted the receipt on the internet.

I don't want my private business being broadcast over the internet. The world doesn't need to know where I'm eating and how much I tip.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:30:09 AM

I would be furious if I ate at Applebees and left a 20% tip and wrote "thank you for the great service" on the receipt and the waitress turned around and posted the receipt on the internet.


I understand the privacy aspect, but at the same time, it makes me think about an actual scenario. A couple weeks ago my daughter and I went out to lunch together, and I left a large tip because the food and service were great. I wrote a note on the receipt that said, "Great food, great service, thanks!" and commented to the manager who was flowting in the dining area that we had really enjoyed ourselves.

Had the server snapped a picture of it and posted it to her twitter saying, "A genuine compliment makes my day" - what in the world would I have had to be angry about? That the Internet knows I ate lunch at Coastal Flats on MLK day and I tipped generously and complimented someone? Why would I be furious about such a thing?

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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:39:54 AM

Had the server snapped a picture of it and posted it to her twitter saying, "A genuine compliment makes my day" - what in the world would I have had to be angry about? That the Internet knows I ate lunch at Coastal Flats on MLK day and I tipped generously and complimented someone? Why would I be furious about such a thing?


I would have been happy to know that my little note made her day.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:02:13 AM

Had the server snapped a picture of it and posted it to her twitter saying, "A genuine compliment makes my day" - what in the world would I have had to be angry about? That the Internet knows I ate lunch at Coastal Flats on MLK day and I tipped generously and complimented someone? Why would I be furious about such a thing?


I don't think that any business (or its employees) should post credit card receipts on the internet without the patron's permission. Everyone has a different tolerance level for what they think is acceptable to be posted on the internet. For me, posting a credit card receipt crosses the line.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:58:02 PM
People, ( all people ) need to accept that you might get busted being two faced, maybe it will teach all of us that we live in glass houses. If it's wrong don't do it.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:30:29 PM
Applebee's themselves posted a pic of a note including signature on a receipt two weeks before they fired the server for doing the very same thing. Funny how it's ok for them to do it, but now it's suddenly a reason to fire the server.
Scroll down to the pic of the note and the info above it.




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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:41:48 PM

Had the server snapped a picture of it and posted it to her twitter saying, "A genuine compliment makes my day" - what in the world would I have had to be angry about? That the Internet knows I ate lunch at Coastal Flats on MLK day and I tipped generously and complimented someone? Why would I be furious about such a thing?


1. Maybe you called in "sick" to work that day and now your boss knows you weren't really sick.

2. Maybe a friend or family member had asked you to watch their child that day but you really didn't want to so you told them that you were busy. Now they know you weren't as busy has you led them to believe.

3. Maybe you were having lunch with your ex-boyfriend but you didn't want your husband to know about it. Now he wants to know who you had lunch with.

There are lots of other reasons why even a nice comment on a receipt shouldn't be broadcast with the customer's name.







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Posted: 2/2/2013 4:07:34 PM

There are lots of other reasons why even a nice comment on a receipt shouldn't be broadcast with the customer's name.
Applebee's did just that themselves two weeks before firing her for doing it.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 11:43:00 AM
saw the following slide and thought it belonged on this thread.

I, personally don't think a company should fire someone on the spot when they have not been given the opportunity to learn from their mistake. I think the young woman will be hired somewhere else. Too bad for Applebee's that they did not take this as a way to show how they can retrain when there has been an infraction and make an even better employee.



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Posted: 2/3/2013 4:40:44 PM
The note from the applebees dude is just a piece of paper. There's not date/time stamp, payment info, etc.
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