Applebee's Waitress Canned After Posting Pastor's Tip

NBCNEWS.COM - A waitress at an Applebee's in the St. Louis area who got stiffed on a tip and posted the receipt online was fired on Wednesday after the customer complained to management. Full Story

Since: Apr 12

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#22 Feb 3, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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There is not a church in Granite, Madison, Alton, Woodriver, E. St. Louis that would not welcome you with open arms. Have you ever been helped by a church? I attend a small church but we have made up baskets for the holidays for those who do not have enough food.
Have you ever gone to a sunday sermon, alone and all cleaned up with nice clothes, at a church where nobody knew you?

I know there are plenty of churches and good Christians that help people in need. Church isn't for me. Besides, I like to sleep late on Sunday, the day of rest.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#23 Feb 3, 2013
shlisten wrote:
<quoted text>Have you ever gone to a sunday sermon, alone and all cleaned up with nice clothes, at a church where nobody knew you?
I know there are plenty of churches and good Christians that help people in need. Church isn't for me. Besides, I like to sleep late on Sunday, the day of rest.
At least you are honest about it.

If you ever change your mind you are welcome to our church. We are all old there and you will feel welcome.
SMILE

Chesterfield, MO

#24 Feb 3, 2013
tight ass people,the bible thumper wrote the note not the server.Thats bullshit that she got fired.

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#25 Feb 3, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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At least you are honest about it.
If you ever change your mind you are welcome to our church. We are all old there and you will feel welcome.
That is genuinely sweet of you. I enjoy talking to older people. If all the members are like you I'm sure I would feel welcome.:)
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#26 Feb 3, 2013
SMILE wrote:
tight ass people,the bible thumper wrote the note not the server.Thats bullshit that she got fired.
She got FIRED because she broke the POLICY of Applebees. The video the waitress posted looked like she was a few bubbles OFF or drunk. The fact that the name of the customer was on the ticket and televised could have gotten Applebees sued. It is best for business to get rid of the problem. I am sure there are 20 or more people that will take her job with no problems. Idiotic moves has consequences.
grandma

Granite City, IL

#27 Feb 3, 2013
Do you know the waitress is paying taxes on 18% of the tab? Even if she doesn't get a tip! Or if the tab doesn't add it in. As for the 10% for God, He wants 10% of your gross income. And he doesn't pay taxes to anyone.
Some people depend on the tips for their pay. That waitress isn't getting minimum hourly wage from Applebees. They pay less than half that and tell their wait staff they will get the rest n tips. If they don't get it, sometimes it gets made up to minimum by the company. If that happens too often the company will find a reason to dismiss the server.
I doubt I would like your church, if your a representive of it. You appear to be very narrow closed minded.
anonymous

Granite City, IL

#28 Feb 3, 2013
correct me if im wrong, but shouldn't that pastor not even be allowed to be a pastor? "I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent." 1 timothy 2:12 oh i forgot, things like that only apply when it benefits christians.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#29 Feb 3, 2013
grandma wrote:
Do you know the waitress is paying taxes on 18% of the tab? Even if she doesn't get a tip! Or if the tab doesn't add it in. As for the 10% for God, He wants 10% of your gross income. And he doesn't pay taxes to anyone.
Some people depend on the tips for their pay. That waitress isn't getting minimum hourly wage from Applebees. They pay less than half that and tell their wait staff they will get the rest n tips. If they don't get it, sometimes it gets made up to minimum by the company. If that happens too often the company will find a reason to dismiss the server.
I doubt I would like your church, if your a representive of it. You appear to be very narrow closed minded.
You are doing a lot of "WHAT IF'S" Do you know for a fact they do not get minimum wage? You know you do NOT pay TAXES ON MONEY YOU DO NOT GET - Applebees has to provide W2 FORMS so your first part of you comment is so far off base it is not logical to even address. The preacher said she gave a tip and she apologized - what do you want her to do kiss the butt of a smart mouth waitress? Would you - NO you would not. You would not like any church or any people that do not believe the way you do. Sorry, but you do not think logical - what right is right and what wrong is wrong and you are having a problem with that.

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#30 Feb 3, 2013
I don't get the hoopla about the tip. The waitress got the 18% gratuity. The reason this went viral is due to the pastor writing an unwarranted comment on the receipt.

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#31 Feb 3, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/applebee-responds-fired...

This article explains the 18% tip was paid. This piss poor excuse of a pastor also claims she and others left cash on the table. Yeah right, I don't buy that.

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#32 Feb 3, 2013
Oh and also this went viral due to the firing which was justifiable per company policy, so says Applebee's.
IMO Applebee's was justifiable in firing them. Was it fair? Hell no. But in this situation the customer is always right, even when they're wrong.
read it yourself

Saint Louis, MO

#33 Feb 7, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Not too bright are you. Read your Bible and find out for yourself.
In the new testement Jesus said:( You should pay them, but it is the least of all I require of you.) Pastors tend to forget this passage when they are preaching on tithing. Jesus does not say that you have to pay ten percent. He said you should do it but its not a requirement to do so. He also says its the least thing that he wants from us. I am just tired of hearing pastors say that a person is stealing from GOD if they do not pay it. Your not stealing anything. GOD does not need money, the money goes to the church and they spend it how ever they want to. I do agree that a person should donate, but that GOD does not require a set amount of money. Just thought I would mension this.
read it yourself

Saint Louis, MO

#34 Feb 7, 2013
One other thing. I have been in church for over 20 years and love and live for the Lord. I do donate all the time and know that a person should. I have never paid an exact tith of ten percent and do not believe in it. Any time in my life that I have been doing wrong GOD has shown it to me. He has never convicted me that he requires ten percent of my income. I know this is a different thread but I just wanted to say this since it was brought up.
DumbFeck

United States

#35 Feb 7, 2013
Gma is right. I am a server it's a % of ur food sales that you pay taxs on. No we do not make min wage. All servers are not "smart mouth waitress"
The server was wrong but the pastor was also way off the path and soo wrong. That's why people bash church because of smart ass comments from pastors like that.
Sounds like you have no common since :) xo
senior citizen wrote:
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You are doing a lot of "WHAT IF'S" Do you know for a fact they do not get minimum wage? You know you do NOT pay TAXES ON MONEY YOU DO NOT GET - Applebees has to provide W2 FORMS so your first part of you comment is so far off base it is not logical to even address. The preacher said she gave a tip and she apologized - what do you want her to do kiss the butt of a smart mouth waitress? Would you - NO you would not. You would not like any church or any people that do not believe the way you do. Sorry, but you do not think logical - what right is right and what wrong is wrong and you are having a problem with that.
Official Announcement

Cantonment, FL

#36 Feb 7, 2013
Applebee's SUCKS.

That is all.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#37 Feb 7, 2013
read it yourself wrote:
One other thing. I have been in church for over 20 years and love and live for the Lord. I do donate all the time and know that a person should. I have never paid an exact tith of ten percent and do not believe in it. Any time in my life that I have been doing wrong GOD has shown it to me. He has never convicted me that he requires ten percent of my income. I know this is a different thread but I just wanted to say this since it was brought up.
Its in the Bible:
http://www.tomorrowsworld.org/booklets/gods-p...
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#38 Feb 7, 2013
DumbFeck wrote:
Gma is right. I am a server it's a % of ur food sales that you pay taxs on. No we do not make min wage. All servers are not "smart mouth waitress"
The server was wrong but the pastor was also way off the path and soo wrong. That's why people bash church because of smart ass comments from pastors like that.
Sounds like you have no common since :) xo
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TWO wrongs do not make a RIGHT.
The preacher apologized, has the waitress? The waitress should know the rules and regulations and the standard operating procedures of the place where they work.

If you owned that business what would you do?
Lucifers Offspring

Granite City, IL

#39 Feb 7, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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Why NOT. What she said was true. Do you give GOD 18%????
To hell with your god!
Jam

Granite City, IL

#40 Feb 7, 2013
Lucifers Offspring wrote:
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To hell with your god!
Easy There lucifer
Show some respect..
Just Wow

Edwardsville, IL

#41 Feb 7, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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You are doing a lot of "WHAT IF'S" Do you know for a fact they do not get minimum wage? You know you do NOT pay TAXES ON MONEY YOU DO NOT GET - Applebees has to provide W2 FORMS so your first part of you comment is so far off base it is not logical to even address. The preacher said she gave a tip and she apologized - what do you want her to do kiss the butt of a smart mouth waitress? Would you - NO you would not. You would not like any church or any people that do not believe the way you do. Sorry, but you do not think logical - what right is right and what wrong is wrong and you are having a problem with that.
Ma'am/Sir,
You are within your right to talk about "god" all you want, however, not everyone wants to be "saved" or to be told to go to church. It is my right to CHOOSE none as my religion and it is your right to CHOOSE (I'm guessing here) non-denominational christian or baptist as your religion.
However, this story is about a "Pastor" who chose to be very unchristianlike and put a snarky comment on a receipt. This woman came in with a huge crowd (group of 20) and then decided that she wasn't tipping the person. I know at most restaurants they have a policy that a gratuity is added to table of 8 or more. Are you aware that many restaurants have started to pay their entire staff (host's, barbacks, cooks, busboys, etc.) servers wages to make more money and keep their payroll taxes low? These people RARELY interact with customers, but yet a server has to give them a portion of their tips. Is that fair? No not at all! It's also not fair that the employee's who cannot control how the server does their job has to rely on the server for a portion of their wages.
And getting back to this "Pastor" and her church, well the storefront that she rents out and calls a church. Aren't people of the lord's flock supposed to give to those less fortunate and spread hope and love around to the world? This "Pastor" must have forgotten one of the main "rules" of jesus loving, according to the New American Standard Bible (1995); "In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12" This server treated "Pastor" exactly as she treated her, with disrespect and a lack of common courtesy.
Shame on the "Pastor" and her treatment of the server. Shame on the server for not being a bigger person than this so called, self proclaimed "Pastor" and shame on you Senior Citizen for condoning the behavior of a leader of the flock that you follow (christianity). If the "pastor" would not have acted like a common heathen and actually live the life that she "preaches" she does none of this would have happened.

And one last thing, the "pastor" posed the question why should she get 18% when the "pastor" only gives 10% to god. Here's why, that server has done more for that woman by bringing her food, beverages and her bill than god has done for her ever. So, if giving 10% to imaginary beings is what makes you happy, giving 18% to someone who worked their ass off for you, should make you giddy!

Christians either need to act like what a christian should all the time or quit trying to fool themselves. At least an atheist understands right from wrong and doesn't try to hide behind some BS made up imaginary being in the sky.

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