Applebee’s server fired after posted bill where Pastor stiffs on the tip goes viral

Vyralize: An Applebee’s waitress was fired after posting a bill to Reddit on which a Pastor wrote “I give God 10%, why do you get 18%“.

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Vyralize2822d ago

WTF! Can't believe they admit the pastor stole from them yet the server still gets fired. Never eating there again!

Speed-Racer2822d ago

Applebee's was never that good anyway. Head on over to Olive Garden.

Mounce2821d ago

I'm sure if that Pastor went to KFC, she'd demand free buckets of chicken because god granted us chickens to feast on for free so why should she pay for some kentuckeh fried chickens?

adorie2821d ago

Screw'em both, Racer. Nothing like a home cooked meal.
When I cook, I damn well research and stick to authenticity as much as possible.

Err, on topic: AppleBees food tastes like salted cardboard. Even The Outback has fallen in quality over the years and portions.

Speed-Racer2821d ago

@Mounce - LOLOL. She sounds like a total cheapskate to me. I like how use uses her religious beliefs to try to bend the rules in her favour.

@adorie - yea I am disappointed with what Outback serves these days, and yup! can't beat a good home cooked meal.

SilentNegotiator2821d ago

A stupid excuse to stiff a waitress (although mandatory tipping is kind of an unfair way of doing things - it's no longer a tip if it's mandatory).

An angry girl posting a bill online against her contract.

A straight forward case of 2 people just being spiteful and self-destructive. It's not really substantial news other than people wanting it to use an excuse to hate on Applebee's and/or religion.

Th3 Chr0nic2821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

wrong reply. edited

KwietStorm_BLM2821d ago

Lol that was sarcasm...right?

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Th3 Chr0nic2821d ago

Did you read the article. the pastor said they put 6$ in the tip jar, but was upset that the employee still complaining they didnt get a tip. so the pastor is right. besides the automatic tipping is ridiculous. No one forces anyone to be a waitress, if they dont like it then they can try to get a different job or accept that the job comes with risks of not always being tipped well. Also why should someone be forced to tip a certain percent when there is no guaranteeing of good service. kind of a double standard dont you think

Dasteru2821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

First off learn to read before posting, The pastor DID pay the tip. She just wrote the message also. The 0 on the reciept was for an additional tip beyond the mandatory 18%.

Second even if it wasn't payed, it wouldn't be theft.

tips are meant to reward good service, not to pay the wages of employees that are being screwed over by their employers.

If the tip isn't included in the listed price for the ordered item in the menu, then it is fraud to automatically tac it on after the fact.

Not only is Applebee's policy of mandatory tipping illegal but it also completely goes against the intended purpose of tipping and is ignorant and self rightous.

Bad service = 0 tip. to hell with restaurant policy.

Unztayble2822d ago (Edited 2822d ago )

glad that companies reached out to her for work after this happened. And I'm happy that the pastor apologized for what happened. Everything works out in the end. Except for maybe Applebee's. They suck!

mushroomwig2821d ago

'Everything works out in the end'

Er...except for the fired waitress.

Lord_Sloth2821d ago

If he's a true man of god, why does he only give god 10%?

kremit-212821d ago

read the bible. 10% is all God asks for

Soldierone2821d ago

Doesn't mean thats all you give.... If someone starving, barely able to survive, only asks for ten cents but you have 500 dollars, are you really only going to give the person 10 cents?

Lord_Sloth2821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

It is all he asks for. I'm also sure he doesn't appreciate being used as an excuse to be cheap. A waitress at an Applebee's doesn't make much at all. Most of her take home is from tips so this chick's essentially using god as an excuse to save a dollar or 2.

If the woman smiled and was courteous, fine. Give her a tip. Is she was rude, THEN deny the tip. Don't hide behind something being taken out of context.

SilentNegotiator2821d ago

And Christ praised higher percents. The poor person gave all they had, the rich gave away a morsel of their riches and did it in a showy way; Christ praised the poor person for being generous and the rich for being too self-serving in the way that they donated.

But it is true that the bible states 10%.

......I can't believe a discussion of a waitress getting stiffed and posting a bill to Reddit has turned into a scholarly Biblical conversation.

coolbeans2821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

Malachi 3:8-10 (KJV) - Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

If you correctly dive into all The Bible has to say on the issue, it declares tithing as the bare minimum for Christians. If you recognize all of God's property bestowed upon you as His, giving back 10% isn't asked, but expected.

Offerings are beyond 10% and can be seen as one of many indicators of a Christian's joy for what God has done for them, and will further trust Him to provide what's necessary. This is where God is simply asking believers to give more, in any shape or form.


I think the pastor just gave the "10%" mention b/c tithing is understood by everyone, not b/c that's ALL she's giving. I think it was just phrased in that way to express her general annoyance of why today's social mores for tipping demand more than what God asks for.

Jedimaster12821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

10% was giving to Israel as a tax. Since it was a theocracy, the 10% went to the state. It is not transferable to today, although many pastures will think it does.

You are supposed to give from the heart as SilentNegotiator indicated. In other words there will be times when you give less than 10% and more depending on the season of your life.

I dislike how everyone easily quantifies the amount one should give because of 10% required in Israel before Jesus walked on this earth.

By the way, 18% gratuity stems from serving a large group. I guess when servers are earning $2.50 per hour they don't need to be compensated for serving a large groups when they could be earning more serving other tables. Glad to see coolbeans feels that giving your server is not service to God. I guess when Jesus said whatever you do to the least of these you did for him isn't applicable here. So much for being good Samaritans (remember that parable?).

coolbeans2821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

My only intent was to rephrase what she had stated, not subversively cry out against tipping. It was a foolish way to end, compared to what's stated above it.

coolbeans2820d ago

I think it's fair to make a full apology to that portion of my first comment. I'm very sorry how untactful that statement was made and wish I could edit that portion out.

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dennett3162821d ago

I don't agree with this notion of Tips being added as a standard charge. Tips should be earned by good, friendly service. It shouldn't be the customers job to pay the shortfall in a waiter/waitresses wage due to cheap employers.

Guitardr852821d ago

Guys we honestly need the whole story...I heard this on NPR yesterday morning on the way to work...

The reason the girl got fired is because she breached a non-disclosure agreement that she DID sign when she started working at Applebees.

Plus the customer actually DID pay an 18% gratuity (which was factored into the finial price, it was when the receipt asked for an ADDITIONAL gratuity that she wrote what she wrote.

The customer paid the tip and the waitress went crazy and posted it everywhere violating her agreement with her employer...THAT'S why she was fired.

Parapraxis2821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

No, they didn't pay the 18 % gratuity.
The waitress was wrong for not censoring the name though.

dirthurts2821d ago

The tip WAS paid. Can't you even read a receipt?
The 18% was in the total.
What' you're looking at is "additional tip". As in additional.
Get it?
The tip was paid.
She broke a contract posting it, she should have been fired. It's not fair to the customers.

Parapraxis2821d ago (Edited 2821d ago )

whatever, don't know the full story.

Th3 Chr0nic2821d ago

It says "ADDITIONAL TIP" not "tip" the 18% is calculated into the final bill and not an option to pay for the customer. which is totally wrong considering they are guaranteeing a 18% tip for service that may or may not even be good or even average at best. and you dont have to know the whole story as these are just plain facts if you have good reading comprehension.

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