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    Re: Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-t

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    What people don't seem to understand is that this is a public figure. What if that public figure were a local news commentator or politician? What if they were of a diametrically opposed political philosophy?

    Somehow, I imagine that if most on the left heard about something like this happening to Rush Limbaugh or those on the right heard about it happening to Michael Moore, they wouldn't be so persnikkety about having the snarky note posted online.
    To me it has zero to do with public politics. It has to do with a customers who get harassed even after they lease a restaurant are not good for business. I like water when I eat. When I go out to eat, I still like water. The waitresses who do not get a better than standard tip from me are the ones who make snide comments suggesting I order water to somehow stiff them on the tip. I order water because I like water. I will tip bad service as well as good service, but not bad attitude.

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    Re: Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-t

    No, when you act on behalf of your company/employer, that imposes restrictions. If you did it and blacked out the company and other personal information, it would have been less inappropriate.

    Sure the pastor was an idiot, and obnoxious, and should be ridiculed for taking religious stuff out to beat a waitress up and not tip (one could argue ridiculed for being a pastor in the first place too, but no need ot go that far>). The irony of the moral majority acting like a jackass is always with us...what a waste of humanity.

    The relevant thing IMO is she's acting on behalf of a major corporation and making headlines. No one here seriously believes that does not come with very serious restrictions and consequences as a result of behavior. I might help that girl get a job or re-hire her later, but I still might fire her. Were I a small mom/pop, I might just reprimand/suspend her, the damage is far less widespread. You should see the relationship here between "big corporation rules" and big government rules. It has to cater to the lowest common denominator. If it were a small shop, it's got a lot more flexibility.

    As to eating there, places like Chilis and Applebees in my experience have terrible food and atrocious service. Most of our eating out now is ethnic (med, thai, viet, indian, etc.) family owned where food is fresh and service is...family, or the local gems that earn a reputation for good food and good service. We're a bit spoiled though with some of the highest food/capita, we can be more picky.

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    Re: Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about[W: 55]

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    weird i didnt say that at all LOL

    what i did say though is in THIS specific case in another post i would never fire this girl unless under serious legal advice to do so or if cooperate made me, and of course if she factually violated a written policy i would punish her as the policy says.

    In this case i see no bad mouthing of the customer or the bushiness.
    Fair enough. I think she clearly badmouthed the customer. Effectively telling people in a public forum that the customer is cheapskate is badmouthing them in my opinion.

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    Re: Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-t

    I see nothing wrong with the pastor, he complained about a charge he thinks is unjust. People do that all the time

    The waitress should be fired as well, she posted his personal info.
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    Re: Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about[W: 55]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    The employee didn't make anything up. She just shared her customer's boorishness with the rest of the world. Treat people decently and with respect and you don't have this problem.

    It is my fervent hope that the fact that this waitress was fired causes even more grief for this bitch.

    Dealing with boorish customers is part and parcel of a service job. If you can't effectively do it and if you can't let childish bull**** like what the pastor did roll off your back you shouldn't work directly with customers. There was no need to do what the employee did. It potentially harms her employer's reputation and business which she has a responsibility to protect.

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    Re: Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about[W: 55]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Fair enough. I think she clearly badmouthed the customer. Effectively telling people in a public forum that the customer is cheapskate is badmouthing them in my opinion.
    well i dont know if there was any verbiage with the post of the PIC but i dont call it bad mouthing when its accurate in my opinion.

    IMO badmouthing is saying something untrue or very subjective.
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    Re: Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-t

    When are folks going to learn to stop posting their ****ing business on the internet?

    I would have fired her too, total idiot. That pastor was in the wrong too, but that's besides the point. The waitress dropped the ball posting something like that on the internet. She can only blame herself.
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    Re: Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-t

    If what i know about the story is true, shes a good employee and this is all she did, id give her a job right now if i owned a restaurant.
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    Re: Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-t

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I see nothing wrong with the pastor, he complained about a charge he thinks is unjust. People do that all the time
    Unjust? There are Christians all over the world literally imprisoned or even killed just for their beliefs, and the injustice this Pastor was so incensed about was an extra 3% on a tip?

    Did you see the receipt, Digs? She (the Pastor) made a big point of making the tip $0. What was the purpose of saying she gives 10% to God? Was she trying to impress the waitress? You and I both know you're not supposed to give with the intention of drawing attention and kudos for it. In fact, nobody should even know you're doing it. If the Pastor wanted to come off like an arrogant tightwad, I'd prefer she not do so in the name of God

    The waitress should be fired as well, she posted his personal info.
    The only personal info was the name and that's not exactly private. If the Pastor was embarrassed by what she wrote, she shouldn't have written it.
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    Re: Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about[W: 55]

    I think Applebees was within their rights to fire her.

    I think the real issue here is waiter compensation in general. Whether a waiter gets paid a decent wage should not depend on whether a customer feels like tipping or not. Did you know that the federal minimum wage for a tipped employee is a little over $2 an hour? If the tips don't make up the difference, the employer is supposed to.

    I don't understand why we don't just build it in to customers' bills, so that employees are making a livable wage regardless of whether their customers are jackass pastors or not. Then a tip would actually mean something.

    If I'm not mistaken, this is how it works almost everywhere else in the world already.
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