“God” Receipt Waitress Gets Fired, Applebee's Boycotted on Facebook [Updated]
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- Applebee's fires a waitress over making this receipt public
Facebook users are furious, and loyal customers have vowed never to set foot in an Applebee's again, after the chain has fired a waitress over posting a receipt online.
As I detailed
, the waitress uploaded a picture of a receipt signed by a pastor, who explained he didn't want to tip 18 percent, as he only gives God 10 percent. She was fired for revealing his identity by including his signature in the post.
As the story broke, Applebee's published what some dub a lousy apology on their Facebook account.
“We wish this situation hadn't happened. Our Guests’ personal information—including their meal check—is private, and neither Applebee’s nor its franchisees have a right to share this information publicly. We value our Guests’ trust above all else.
“Our franchisee has apologized to the Guest and has taken disciplinary action with the Team Member for violating their Guest’s right to privacy,” they wrote.
Most of the 19,000 comments the post received supported the waitress, asking for her reinstatement, Daily Dot
What's your take on the matter? Leave your opinion in the comment section below.[Update, February 8 2013]
: The blog post above erroneously states that the pastor mentioning God on an Applebee's receipt is a man. As noted by my readers in the comments section, Alois Bell is a female pastor. According to Patheos
, she heads the World Deliverance Ministries Church in St. Louis.
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|Comment #1 by: Dholla on 01 Feb 2013, 16:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I wonder how many church members and patrons paid their tithes to this pastor's church and this same pastor pocketed the money for self gain. So much for being a church leader. You have to wonder how many times the pastor left this same message when he wasn't paying the bill. Things that make you go hmmmmm!
|Comment #2 by: meems on 01 Feb 2013, 16:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
You have got to be kidding. You fired a hard working waitress for this! I'm also a customer of Applebees and would never say something like this to her! The pastor is the one who should be ashamed and so should Applebees. Whether businesses like it or not, the customer is NOT always right.
|Comment #3 by: nickle on 01 Feb 2013, 16:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Shame on Applebee's - Shame on the pastor. The pastor was totally in the wrong. Apparently doesn't realize this is the waitresses bread and butter and how haard they work!! No, I'm not a waitress nor have ever been one. Just appreciate good service and a happy server.
|Comment #5 by: FOODIE on 01 Feb 2013, 16:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I totally disagree with management for firing the waitress---the pastor should be banned from Applebees for writing such a rude comment on a receipt and expecting no one to react. This waitress served a table of eight people and this is the respect she got. I could understand if their service had been poor or the waitress rude, but that doesn't seem to be the case nor the message the 'Pastor' was trying to get across. Applebees is apologizing for violating the pastors 'right to privacy' but what about the waitress' right to a decent living and respect from her customers?? Applebees should be ashamed of how they have handled this situation
|Comment #6 by: MARION SIMMONS on 01 Feb 2013, 16:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I feel for the waitress and will avoid Applebee's from now on.
|Comment #7 by: claudia on 01 Feb 2013, 16:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the woman still did her job,and deserved to be compensated!i frequent applebees,and the employees are hardworking people.they have families and bills just like everyone else.if you are truly "christian",then read matthew in the bible.it says,"a hard worker is worth his keep".i wonder if this pastor forgot that one?
|Comment #8 by: Solana on 01 Feb 2013, 16:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Sorry, Applebee's, our sympathies are with the waitress on this. I understand your "Guest" had a table of 8! You better think carefully of what your staff goes through each hard day! Your customers are working people.
|Comment #9 by: Stephen on 01 Feb 2013, 16:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The guy was a cheap A-hole and he didn't need to leave such a nasty note. She should never have been fired and the company deserves and owes her an apology.
|Comment #10 by: donna b on 01 Feb 2013, 16:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
good for the waitress. deadbeats should be made public. they should have never fired her. ban that cheapskate pastor hiding behind god and not paying taxes either
|Comment #12 by: Stacy on 01 Feb 2013, 16:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think Applebee's did the right thing. When you sign a receipt it is between you and the company. It is not something that it to be spread all over the internet. I believe the waitress did it to get back at the preacher. If she meant for it to be funny, she could have done that without including the signature. She infringed on the customer's rights. I wonder what kind of service the customer got. Was the waitress nice/rude, quick/slow, did she get the orders right/wrong. At the same time, I wonder how did the customer treat the waitress. Reguardless of how they treated each other, the reciept was private....
|Comment #13 by: Jason on 01 Feb 2013, 16:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Death knell of the Applebees franchise - publically support one bad customer while pissing off the entire internet community. That 'pastor' had it coming and people are tired of seeing people get fired over senseless and public heavy handed actions.
|Comment #14 by: joeblow234 on 01 Feb 2013, 16:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the pastor was a female...get the story straight before you report it...
|Comment #15 by: cj916us on 01 Feb 2013, 16:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Whatever happened to considering the other person better than yourself?!?!?!? Some shepherd, eh?!?!?
|Comment #16 by: luz on 01 Feb 2013, 16:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This situation could have been avoided if the pastor would have given the tip to the waitress, the gratuity was determined by Applebees management not that poor waitress. I do say She should have thought twice about posting info. But the Pastor a man of God knows every situation is different. Maybe she needs tip $$$ to help her ailing mom, but whatever the reason financially.We, Americans are living pay check to pay check.. Very sad.........
|Comment #17 by: BenC on 01 Feb 2013, 16:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
As awful as the Pastor was to eschew tipping standards, Applebee's did what it had to do against a waitress who very obviously broke the privacy rules.
|Comment #18 by: Rich on 01 Feb 2013, 17:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The waitress was wrong in posting the customers info, That condiderd I think termination was not the right way to go. A reduction in hours or a contribution from her tips or wages would have been mo appropriate.
|Comment #19 by: Quincy on 01 Feb 2013, 17:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I invite all of my fellow traveling business people to boycott Applebee's as well. I eat there no less that 10 times per month and will lodge my complaint by not showing up.
|Comment #20 by: Quincy on 01 Feb 2013, 17:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
If Applebee's reinstates that waitress, I'll bet money that there will be a surge in business at that particular location just for people wanting to have the waitress wait on them. Of course corporate types are too stupid to figure that out without a team approach and then they could never reach concensus because there would be weaklings on the team who would be fearful of not fitting in.
|Comment #21 by: joolesh on 01 Feb 2013, 17:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
she should hve been fired for revealing his personal information alone.
|Comment #22 by: Common on 01 Feb 2013, 17:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Raluca Anghel, the pastor is not a "he", but a fat woman named Alois Bell. Next time, get the basic facts right before you repost a story.
|Comment #23 by: Regular Customer on 01 Feb 2013, 17:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
No more applebee's for me or my family. If they want a good reputation they should stand by their employees.
|Comment #24 by: BM on 01 Feb 2013, 17:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The Pastor was wrong. If he was too cheap to give a tip why make comments as he did. Actually he should know better. The waitress should be hired back. I would have done the same thing in her place.
|Comment #25 by: myOpinionis on 01 Feb 2013, 17:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I say write her up but, fire her? No, I think that's not cool as hard as it is to get a job these days! Perhaps, she didn't know the conduct of posting the Pastor's signature but, he knows better she deserved something for her time. He would expect to be paid after his sermon on Sundays! That's not right he and God knows she didn't deserve to get fired! What happened to her freedom of speech rights?
|Comment #26 by: rr on 01 Feb 2013, 17:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It's ridiculous that she got fired because a so-called pastor showed poor taste in writing her comment on the receipt and then called to complain as if she were the victim. So much for "treat others as you would like to be treated".
|Comment #27 by: Judge and Be Judged... on 01 Feb 2013, 17:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I would suggest to the girl to go to his church and when they pass around the donation tray, put a note in it that says "You don't support my cause, why should I support yours?" This Pastor gives a bad name to 'charitable'. Restaurants barely pay these people so they have to make up the difference in tips and now she has to make up for it even more now that she is unemployed. This Pastor obviously doesn't get out much because he does not know the sign of the times and his arrogance to complain about her post. Bad things happen when people do bad things. Where is this Pastor's church? I want to make sure I never step into it.
|Comment #28 by: choff on 01 Feb 2013, 17:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
You give God 10 percent of your entire paycheck, not your lunch bill. What a cheapskate that pastor is.
|Comment #29 by: Hailey on 01 Feb 2013, 17:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This story fits the saying "I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians."
|Comment #30 by: kathy on 01 Feb 2013, 17:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
she was right to post that stupid comment...I will not eat there again.....
|Comment #31 by: kathy on 01 Feb 2013, 17:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
she was right to post that stupid comment...I will not eat there again.....
|Comment #32 by: winnieh5986 on 01 Feb 2013, 17:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The Pastor was right in doing what he did...I have always thought that a tip was given for GOOD service and I would not eat at anyplace that FORCED any tip other than what I thought the waitress deserved...
|Comment #33 by: Breaux on 01 Feb 2013, 17:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Pastor should have shown more grace and less attitude. He is the example of why waitresses and waiters should get the 18%.
|Comment #35 by: jp on 01 Feb 2013, 17:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
only 10% to god, as a pastor i though it would be more.
|Comment #36 by: elvis on 01 Feb 2013, 17:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
These people work for their tips,she was wrong for showing the signature he should be removed from his flock.
|Comment #37 by: annie on 01 Feb 2013, 17:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I know a waitress who, not long ago, boasted of following a customer to the door and asking where he had put her tip, since it wasn't on the credit card or on the table...rude at best, right? his perfect answer ...he reached in and pulled out his wallet, opening it to show several bills..."Here is where I put it...tips are not automatic. I give them for good service; you gave even less than expected." then he left and she thought he stilled "Owed" her.
|Comment #38 by: Ray Bell on 01 Feb 2013, 17:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I wouldn't set foot in his church! If he isw that ignorant about how a waiteress earn a living, he is probably just as ignorant about the Bible!
|Comment #39 by: Suzie Sunshine on 01 Feb 2013, 17:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Lesson Learned the hard way. Re-hire this whisle blower! Everyone deserves another chance, just ask GOD!
|Comment #40 by: Liar-hater on 01 Feb 2013, 17:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The "pastor" is a bold-faced liar who used her religion to get out of paying a tip??? Seriously, are you that cheap and now you've gotten an individual fired...If I were part of your church, I'd have YOU fired!
|Comment #41 by: John Ventura on 01 Feb 2013, 17:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have worked in the Restaurant bussiness and understand all sides here. I don't believe she should be fired maybe suspended or put on dish duty. lol but 9 of 10 Restaurants would do the same thing. Sometimes customers are A-holes and workers aren't supposed to seek revenge. If you work an 8 person table and don't get tipped it can be devastating to your pocket and your mood. That's the reason for the autotip and the customer was defrauding the waitress by scratching out the autotip. Did she 1st consult a Manager b4 doing this? Doubt it since she doesn't seem to like the attention. Waitresses make a slave wage so finances are at the mercy of the customers and it can be frustrating. Even if she were a bad waitress you don't tip zero and bad waitresses don't usually get parties of 8. The band "Live" had a song where they sang everybodies good enough for some change. This Pastor say's they were embarrased but has further hurt their reputation by complaining. Seems like "a wolf in sheeps clothing" for a biblical take.
|Comment #42 by: sunshine on 01 Feb 2013, 17:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have to side with Applebee's on this one and I say this having been a waitress. Working in any industry providing customer service; one never gives out a customer's personal information. Not to mention this waitress got her tip as it was automatic and this was whether deserved or not. And if she really felt the need to post this receipt, she could have done so without posting the customer’s personal information and it would have been a non-issue.
|Comment #43 by: LEN on 01 Feb 2013, 17:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
SHE SHOULD BE REINSTATED NOW. I WILL NOT FREQUENT APPLEBEE'S UNTIL SHE IS.
|Comment #44 by: Vanwafer on 01 Feb 2013, 18:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think that Applebees has now seen the last of me and anyone I know!
|Comment #45 by: Melody on 01 Feb 2013, 18:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think the Pastor was in the wrong. Because I am a Christian I tend to over tip so the waiter/waitress doesn't sigh when they get a big church group. As for Applebee's just turned down an invitation to meet my Dad for lunch there. When I told my Dad why, he is going to boycotte too!
|Comment #46 by: David on 01 Feb 2013, 18:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am sorry, but I do not see how the waitress violated the Guest right to privacy? She did not call the Guest by name. Theses guys and girls who wait on table are making $2.15 hour. They count on tips. Just like this Pastor counts on the Church to pay her. Her bill is $34.93, and can not pay a $6.29 tip??? How would she feel if she did not get pay on Sunday?
|Comment #47 by: Bobkf on 01 Feb 2013, 18:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Way should someone violate job policy and allowed to get away with it? How many of us want our receipts posted online because of someone getting an attitude?
|Comment #48 by: barann on 01 Feb 2013, 18:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Reprimand and an explanation of privacy policies would be enough. If the pastor forgives, why not the restaurant?
|Comment #49 by: rhsolley on 01 Feb 2013, 18:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Go work some place else. It's not that big of a deal.
|Comment #49.1 by: BuGGs22 on 16 Feb 2013, 13:46 GMT|
Really? Are they hiring FIRED people in your neighborhood? In the service industry if you are fired, due to word of mouth you have an extremely hard time getting a job in the field AGAIN! I will pray for them both. We all make bad decisions every now and then, but I say let the punishment fit the crime
|Comment #50 by: nb on 01 Feb 2013, 18:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I believe the Applebee's should rehire the server. She did nothing wrong; the "pastor" that didn't tip anything on a large party is the person at fault and is very,very rude.
|Comment #52 by: DT on 01 Feb 2013, 18:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Does your God tell you do to unto others as you would have them do to you. Fire the pastor!
|Comment #53 by: Honor on 01 Feb 2013, 18:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Give unto Caesar , Don't punish the working class because of false prohets. You may know a man by the fruit he bare, good tree, good fruit, bad tree, well you get it.
|Comment #54 by: Chili's is better anyway on 01 Feb 2013, 18:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
God isnt dependent on tips for his livelyhood. I dont like Applebees firing the "victim" of the cheapskate pastor. Who gave the server 0% . I'd want my name not shown to the public too if I were such a * . Unless I see a follow up to the effect of the server being apologized to formally and restitution given...I'm done w/Applebees.
|Comment #55 by: Foster Fox on 01 Feb 2013, 18:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
First, a tip was never meant to be "guaranteed". A tip is given as a reward for superior service and not an automatic compensation. I have received poor service from time to time and left LESS than 15% (the recommended tip), sometimes even nothing. Second, the amount of tip is at the discretion of the customer. And lastly, the waitress had NO right to post the customer's name for public view. Her firing was completely justified.
|Comment #56 by: Josh on 01 Feb 2013, 20:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Its simple... AppleBees invites the two to meet, they both apologize..both were wrong.. AppleBees then sends a warning to all employees strictly stating their policy...story over
|Comment #57 by: Mom1 on 01 Feb 2013, 20:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This was a female pastor, not a him and has a following of 15 people? Is this person an ordained minister? The public would like to know. In my opinion the "guest" gave up the right to privacy when she wrote what she did on the receipt. She wanted to make a statement.......well the waitress has the right to make a statement also. If it was the restaurants policy to assign the automatic gratuity Applebee's should stand by their employee. What that woman wrote on the receipt was insulting! Boo to Applebees, I will make sure I choose another restaurant when I eat out.
|Comment #58 by: RealJesusLover on 01 Feb 2013, 20:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Anyone who is on the side of the pastor doesn't know the real Jesus.
|Comment #60 by: gary on 01 Feb 2013, 20:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Unbelievable fired for what? Applebee's not on my dinner out plans anymore. Hire this grl back!
|Comment #61 by: nomad on 01 Feb 2013, 20:54 UTC|| reply to this comment|
What kind of preacher don't leave a tip, and the preacher should be asking for that young womens job back.
|Comment #62 by: jo on 01 Feb 2013, 21:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think if the Pastor felt that God thought he could write down what he felt. Then God should not mind that she showed what he wrote. After all-- he was standing up for what he believed but then he did not want the public to see that? I think he was just being CHEAP!!!! Otherwise, it would not of bothered him and he would not of made a fuss like he did. Then to think he would cause someone to lose their job when in fact she did a good job waiting on him and his party --Totally un called for. I too will never eat at Applebee's again.
|Comment #63 by: funkyjunky on 01 Feb 2013, 21:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
she should not get fired, he should.
|Comment #64 by: Johnny on 01 Feb 2013, 21:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Apologize to and reinstate the waitress.
|Comment #65 by: Amanda N on 01 Feb 2013, 21:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It is painfully obvious to me that Applebee's and their franchisees do not have a formal policy for this sort of incident and will likely whip something up quick to cover their own backsides. I also feel like they have severely overreacted in firing the woman who shared this. I can see a formal reprimand but to flat out fire her seems WAY too much. If they are going to fire her they should fire her general manager as well since that person is ultimately responsible for the actions of all staff under them. I personally will go to Red Robin from now on because with a corporate culture that doesn't allow an employee who has made a mistake to make ammends, they don't deserve my hard earned dollars.
|Comment #66 by: John on 01 Feb 2013, 21:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
When i first read about this the pastor was a female. Doesn't make any difference, the pastor should apologize for being such a cheapskate and causing so much trouble for the waitress. I just think its another case of invoking God for to justify bad behavior.
|Comment #67 by: Arapaho on 01 Feb 2013, 21:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
God did not serve this pastor, a young girl performing a difficult job did. There were 8 people obviously getting separate checks to boot and he decides to leave $0.00? You self righteous * , God will get you for using his name to stiff the working class. Cheap * you should give her $100.00 and demand she be reinstated.
|Comment #68 by: Amanda on 01 Feb 2013, 21:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
She should be re hired! It's so stupid that she was fired to begin with! The pastor needs to get off his/her high horse and act like the man of God he/she claims to be!
|Comment #69 by: Josie on 01 Feb 2013, 21:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The pastor was wrong to say that and not leave a tip, Applebee's is wrong to fire the waitress who worked for free for the ingrate pastor. I go to Applebee's at least once a week. I will no longer do this.
|Comment #70 by: Alex on 01 Feb 2013, 21:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I will continue to boycott Applebees until she gets rehired.
|Comment #71 by: dcdev on 01 Feb 2013, 21:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is insane. The pastor should be ashamed. A small tidbit turns viral, what a shame. As far Applebee's goes... good luck with this one, your company having enough trouble without customers boycotting.
|Comment #72 by: Bunne on 01 Feb 2013, 21:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Give her job back this pastor is a * trying to use God as an excuse to be cheep
|Comment #73 by: sha on 01 Feb 2013, 21:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The name should have been protected, however the lack of tip is very rude. Blaming it on your relationship with GOD is just cheap!
|Comment #74 by: esor on 01 Feb 2013, 21:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Applebee's service has always been less than perfect as far as I am concerned. I have had more than one free meal because my food was served cold or not done. The management would be fast on the tract to say it was the servers fault, but no, having worked in the food industry it isn't always the servers fault. Firing this waitress for speaking her piece is just down right wrong. The Pastor who signed that not is an idiot and should know that the right amount to tip a server is at least 20 percent of the bill in this day and age. They get below normal wages and tips are the only way servers have to pay their bills. My daughter is a waitress and makes good tips which helps support an apartment, car insurance and other benefits because she is a good server. I wouldn't dare tip less than 20 percent especially when she is with me. Reinstate this girl she has done nothing but a good job for Applebees
|Comment #75 by: wasawaitress on 01 Feb 2013, 22:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The waitress should not have lost her job, when you write something like that on a ticket in this day expect to find it on facebook or don't do it. The person who didn't want to tip should take it up with the restaurant not punish the waitress who was doing her job.
|Comment #76 by: marc on 01 Feb 2013, 22:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The automatic 18% tip for parties of 8 or more is the restaurant's policy, not the waitress'. And I'm sure it's posted on the menu. You would think the pastor whould have enough brain cells to realize this. Actually, the 'good' pastor must have know this because he then gave his tip, zero. Now the 'good' pastor is embarrased that everyone knows just how cheap he really is. Pastor, if your a cheapass, then be one - but don't blame the person you are screwing while being one.
|Comment #77 by: Dink on 01 Feb 2013, 22:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It's not private. The 18% is added, that's their policy, not the waitress'. Way to stand behind your staff. Will not be back, ever.
|Comment #78 by: Hansie on 01 Feb 2013, 22:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
A suspension for a week but not termination, a bit harsh big B reinstate her already.
|Comment #79 by: Jose on 01 Feb 2013, 22:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Do not use the "private excuse" to allow someone, probably, crazy woman to insult/scare a person who is trying to live honestly. If someone makes an hostile act against another then there is a self defense criteria. That pastor possibly scared the waitress with her attitude -which is truly hostile against the waitress- and this person has the right to make a self defense. The management of Apple Bees failed to see this. Hope that pastor will not mean a danger to other girls working at restaurants.
|Comment #80 by: retired on 01 Feb 2013, 22:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
how about standing up for your employee!!! I worked at banks all my working years and some customers felt they could treat you very rude and and say anything they wanted to, of course the bank always stood up for the customer no matter what. Lets back up the employee and maybe some of these jerks would stop. boycott Applebees!!!!!
|Comment #81 by: JON on 01 Feb 2013, 22:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Typical self-righteous religious hypocritical * ! Applebees eats schit!
|Comment #82 by: Rotund on 01 Feb 2013, 23:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Unfortunately I must agree with Applebees. Posting his name online was way out of line. Of course it is also way out of line for ANY restaurant to impose a mandatory 18% tip on their "Guests". I can almost understand it if there is a group of a dozen or more, but at $34 bucks this is certainly for only one or two people. And although I think the pastor's identity should be protected, he should also understand that God is not working for minimum wage, and doesn't have rent to pay.
|Comment #83 by: turbo on 01 Feb 2013, 23:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Shame on the Pastor, stiffing a waitress on a 34.00 check if you can't afford to pay for your service eat at home, it was probably on the church's dime to boot. double shame on Applebee's way to show your employee's you appreciate there hard work, Good waitstaff are worth every penny they make without them you wouldn't have a business. I'll be tipping elsewhere.
|Comment #84 by: Gary on 01 Feb 2013, 23:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I eat ( will prove it) once a week and I am very very very upset about this, maybe it is time for another restaurant.... Check me out, Applebee's in Davenport, Florida, ask Stacey the bartender. All the servers are 100% wonderful, shame on Management, SHAME.
|Comment #85 by: give and you shall receive on 01 Feb 2013, 23:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the pastor should eat somewhere he doesnt have to tip like a fast food joint
|Comment #86 by: Popper29 on 02 Feb 2013, 00:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Just another example of the clergy taking advantage of their position to ignore common, decent and moral practices. And this from a person who surviveson the donations of his/her congregation. The server provided a service just as the clergyman does. Why shouldn't the server be afforded a donation for his/her service too?
|Comment #87 by: teniaweed on 02 Feb 2013, 00:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think the pastor should be fired from the church she works for. Her job is to show the love of God not leave rude, inappropriate comments to people who usually work for 2.52 per hour. She wasn't required to leave more than the 18% gratuity that was already added to the check it is an option. Her rude comment was what prompted the display of the receipt online. Server jobs are a dime a dozen and this server will find another job elsewhere! More power to the server!
|Comment #88 by: camRSaro on 02 Feb 2013, 00:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i would not have acted like this pastor. This waitress makes a lot less than this Paster, if she didn`t like the 18% she could have scratched it out and gave her 10%, or just told her i can only give you 10%. Pastor handled this poorly too say the least.
|Comment #89 by: giggee on 02 Feb 2013, 01:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
We go to Applebees once a year because we get the coupons when we buy car washes. The food isn't good anyway, but after this story about the fired waitress who is trying to earn a living--I will never set foot in an Applebees!
|Comment #91 by: Dschick on 02 Feb 2013, 01:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think its Karma.Dont do something (crappy tip)and then take it back when you are exposed.These are the same so called God lovers that speed ,cut you off in traffic,and cut in line.And then say God wanted me to cause I go to church.Again Karma will get you.
|Comment #92 by: dclaudew on 02 Feb 2013, 02:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Duh, I think the pastor was a "she".
|Comment #93 by: BeeJay on 02 Feb 2013, 03:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think the pastor should be fired by his congregation as he is paqid by waitress, and waitresses are taxed on 15% of their bill, what a lousy way to get out of leaving a tip
|Comment #94 by: jacsunrain03 on 02 Feb 2013, 04:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Give the waitress her job back. Waitresses/waiters work hard for their money...tips are so important to them. Maybe she should have covered this "Pastor's" name... but, the Pastor deserved to be ridiculed. This was not a Christian thing to do---actually it was not a right or moral thing to do!! Stiffing a waitress on her tip was appalling. As for the good (?) Pastor's actions... reminds me of the story in the Bible where Jesus is talking about the Pharisees who give money at the temple and make a big production of it so everyone can see what they've given. Jesus was not impressed! He pointed out the poor woman who quietly gave everything she had! Pastor, you are like the pompous, hypocritical Pharisees! Shame on you!!!
|Comment #95 by: Tony on 02 Feb 2013, 05:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The waitress should be re-hired and further be given a raise! I will never step foot in an Applebees again until this is corrected!
|Comment #96 by: Brad on 03 Feb 2013, 09:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Applebees is an over-priced eatery that microwaves their food.
Their alcohol is over-priced but sometimes they have "specials" which are also over-priced.
Applebees has taken the side of a phony "pastor" in the recent fiasco and fired a good employee, proving the Applebees doesn't care about their staff OR your food (microwaved).
As a business, Applebees' time has needed to end, and deserves to end...PUBLICLY...now.
Circuit City is gone. Why isn't Applebees? Same difference.
|Comment #97 by: Erne on 03 Feb 2013, 18:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The corporate value is highest for guests, not employees! Prospective employees should understand what they are getting into when they apply to work for this corporation.
|Comment #98 by: rjh on 05 Feb 2013, 15:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have to support the waitress. What a cheap pastor, probably never pays for a meal, people that attend his church give more than their 10% so he can take his cheap self out to eat. He takes up her table, time and energy. His church should make him go back, apologize, and beg for forgivness from all waiter staff..
|Comment #99 by: al pastor on 06 Feb 2013, 00:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The signature is cut off in the pic... can u tell what it says, applebees u r stoopid
|Comment #100 by: maude54 on 07 Feb 2013, 14:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
we really take nothing and try to make something if we put as much time and effot trying to do what ThE LORD JESUS CHRIST wants us to do we wouldn't have time for this give thw women her job back maybe she needs to work and stop posting junk on face book and use it to help someone
|Comment #101 by: BuGGs22 on 16 Feb 2013, 13:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
She was wrong to have posted the receipt and the pastor was wrong for making such a snide remark. If the pastor was displeased with her service the pastor could have handled it in a more appropiate christian way. God is not about condemnation from one human to another. The pastor had an opportunity to maybe help her see how she could have improved her service, instead the pastor just insulted her. As a server she only makes $2.13 an hour and has to rely on her tips to survive. Any "tips" she receives in written or oral form should be done out of respect for the job she is doing.
|Comment #102 by: BuGGs22 on 16 Feb 2013, 13:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am confused! Eight people ate for $35.00 including the auto 18%? That is insane cheap. I would go to Applebees with my family 2 or 3 times a week for that, and leave an additional tip for the server for serving us. I use to enjoy Applebee's, until I found out they only pay $2.13 an hour to their servers. 90% of restaurants do and that is a shame. Server wages have not been raised for almost 15 years or so. If I can not afford to tip at least 20% I do not eat in those types of restaurants.
|Comment #103 by: sands on 16 Feb 2013, 15:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
If i choose to give a tip it will be measured by service and not apple bees .If resturaunts want employees to have greater tips then you need to teach service.
|Comment #104 by: JP on 16 Feb 2013, 17:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Is THAT the picture of the receipt that was posted? You can't tell WHO signed the * thing, other than the word "pastor". Just another mean-spirited hater masquerading as a "Christian". Furthermore, any written personal communication, upon receipt or delivery, becomes the property of the intended recipient of said communication. This was obviously meant to be read by the hypocrite's server. This persecuted server is thus the rightful owner of the medium of transmission; the writer has no reasonable expectation of privacy. A face-to-face conversation has more expectation to privacy. The server can do whatever she wants with a picture of the note, regardless of what is was written on; there's no sign of the Applebee's name anywhere in the picture. SHE NEEDS TO FIND A LAWYER AND SUE THE CORPORATION'S * OFF!!!
|Comment #104.1 by: Arupache on 19 Feb 2013, 00:30 GMT|
What a cheap bastard! Applebee's sucks, food and all!
|Comment #105 by: nikki on 21 Feb 2013, 16:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think applebee's did the right thing, she was wrong to be vengeful at the
pastor's decision not to tip maybe her service wasn't good or she acted rude,
if so the pastor could have show God's love in blessing her anyway but still
that was the pastor's decision. folks what are you really upset about is it be
cause this person was a pastor,and you want to make a dig at God
|Comment #106 by: luckey on 11 May 2013, 06:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
once the pastor left the note and signed it ,then left it on the table, buy law it became public information
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