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Boss takes server's tips for himself under claims he hasn't 'earned them', servers builds a case to report boss: 'He won't get away with this'

Boss takes server's tips for himself under claims he hasn't 'earned them', servers builds a case to report boss: 'He won't get away with this'

When it comes to tipping culture, there are two types of customers: You either firmly believe that servers should be paid normally and not have to rely on tip money (and maybe because of that you don't even tip yourself, depending on where you live), or you feel for the serves who barely make enough money to exist, and probably overtip because of that. The main problem, regardless of how the customers themselves feel about tipping, is that many establishments still pay servers with the money th…
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'It's a symptom of a wider problem but it's still theft': Barista secretly adds tip on card reader after customer declines receipt, customer conflicted

Tipping culture has become a topic of discussion lately, as a lot of companies now offer tipping options on their card readers, even if they did not previously participate in tipping. Tipping used to be reserved for workers such as servers, but now it seems like any corporation can request a tip. Some customers find it ridiculous, while others participate in tipping because they sympathize with the low wages many people in the service industry face. However, what if an employee added a tip to y…
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'If I have to go up to order, I'm not tipping': Working woman shares a hot take on tipping culture, raising torches and pitchforks in the comment section

We've all been there, standing at the front of the line at the coffee shop and the blue-haired barista with an eyebrow piercing lethargically whips the iPad around towards you before saying, 'It's just going to ask a few questions'. We don't want to tip 35% but with the next customer in line breathing down our neck and the angry cashier in front of us, the peer pressure can be insurmountable.
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'Owner's called me 12 times in the past 3 days': Server quits on the spot after being tipped $0 by customers

'Owner's called me 12 times in the past 3 days': Server quits on the spot after being tipped $0 by customers

A waiter lost out on hundreds of dollars, but the restaurant's owner acted like nothing was wrong. It's poor management decisions like this that lead employees to quit… and this person did quit on the spot after being treated badly. Some people move from serving to managing and completely forget all the actual problems that waitstaff encounter. It seems like once the apron is off and the newly-appointed manager works on spreadsheets or takes naps in the back office, they stop caring about their…
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‘I hope you enjoyed all my tip money': Brewtender uses a thrifty gift card worth $0.75 to get payback on a tip-stealing coworker

Do you ever wish you could take karma into your own hands? Unfortunately, life doesn't always give us opportunities to play with our tormentors, but for the brewery bartender in our next story, the karmic cookie crumbled in his favor after he caught a coworker red-handed stealing his tips.
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'Give 0% tip, get 0% service': Casino server gets payback on a notorious no-tip customer, causes 'tipping culture' controversy in the comment section

It's no secret that tipping culture in America has gotten out of hand in the last few years. Every business with an iPad as their POS system will flip their little screen around to their customers they sheepishly say, ‘It’s just going to ask you a few questions'… Sorry, but it's hard to justify tipping 35% on a $7 coffee, but the social pressure of the barista with an imperious stare, a septum piercing, and electric pink hair is tough to ignore.
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‘Don’t call me honey': Waitress scores a $50 tip after being asked to act extra chummy, pranking a woman's salty husband into a better mood

Nobody knows how to push a person's buttons quite like a spouse.
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'He ripped us off': Following dinner at restaurant, group hands friend money to pay server, but he keeps the tip for himself

'He ripped us off': Following dinner at restaurant, group hands friend money to pay server, but he keeps the tip for himself

The tipping culture these days is something that has definitely gotten out of hand. Setting aside the ridiculous expectations that people should be tipped for even the smallest of services, even hardworking waiters and servers should be getting their money from their employers, and not have to rely on tips from customers. Still, this is how things are, and a large percentage of waiters' income is in fact, from tips. Which is why this Reddit story is so infuriating. OP went out to dinner with th…
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‘Cut the nonsense!’: Entitled customer fabricates an allergy claim in order to ensure a customized meal, chef calls her out in front of entire restaurant

‘Cut the nonsense!’: Entitled customer fabricates an allergy claim in order to ensure a customized meal, chef calls her out in front of entire restaurant

Working in customer service is, as we often say, both a blessing and a curse. However, I don't believe I've covered the subject of tourists mixed with the pleasure of providing top-notch customer service. The story below is an account of a chef who worked at a popular seafood restaurant for tourists. By then, OP claimed, he had been employed in the food business for around eight years. As a result, he has grown accustomed to dealing with demanding clients. Therefore, when the ultimate Karen sho…
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‘He threw a $100 bill at me’: Top tipping stories that capture working in customer service

‘He threw a $100 bill at me’: Top tipping stories that capture working in customer service

Working in customer service is quite a colorful experience, as you get to meet a whole bunch of people, some of whom are polite, others, not so much. I remember the days when I was a waitress… Actually, I fetched people coffee well into my late twenties until I managed to get a gig elsewhere that was far from the public eye. I was relieved that I didn't have to deal with customers anymore…These tipping stories really capture a couple of moments that I think everyone comes across after working a…
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'Babies heads are hard': Server gets tipped 40% after accidentally kicking a breakaway toddler on a busy night, chill mom proves to be down-to-earth

Every server feels their stomach drop when they see a toddler seated in their section. Like any service industry member with PTSD, for a split second, they'll imagine the terrors of cleaning melted ice cream from the corners of the booth seats, Karenish mothers yelling at them for a side of ranch, and scrubbing the crayon scribbles off the tabletop...
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'Here's your 16 cents': 'Notorious' non-tipper humiliated in front of her friend group

This customer still hasn't learned proper tipping etiquette . Even after numerous orders from the same pizza place, she still thinks it's cool not to tip the pizza delivery dude. Tipping culture has never been more hotly contested, as more and more places have added tipping options to every order. It's especially awkward when you're buying something at a store or restaurant where you're just being handed an item. If the person behind the counter just rings you up your order, why should you have…
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'We're from out of town; we don't feel welcome here': Customers leave a bad review after their server fails to accommodate their seating demands

'We're from out of town; we don't feel welcome here': Customers leave a bad review after their server fails to accommodate their seating demands

Working in customer service is both a blessing and a curse. While it is true that you interact with a variety of individuals throughout the day, you also sort of roll the dice and hope that the people you meet will greet you with a smile and a friendly attitude. Well, the story below is of a girl who hosted/managed the restaurant she has been working at for the last five years. On that particular night, though, in contrast to other nights, OP encountered one of the worst couples she had ever me…
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'Show up underdressed': 26 Ways to completely fumble an interview

Interviewing can be challenging, but with bills to pay and mouths to feed (ie: Me and my dog), you've gotta do your best to make a great first impression to score any job worthwhile. We've learned all about the ‘tips for a successful job application’ but what about the things to avoid? We've learned how to crush an interview, but how can we completely and utterly blow it?
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'I was the one that paid the $500': Server forced to pay the bill after table of 11 dines and dashes

'I was the one that paid the $500': Server forced to pay the bill after table of 11 dines and dashes

The most infuriating part of this story is how common this phenomenon seems to be among other servers. Several folks in the comments section of this Reddit thread pointed out that they too would be forced to pay up if any of their customers dined and dashed at a restaurant. Not only is this completely unfair, but this kind of policy is certainly not going to create a sense of loyalty among the restaurant staff. The underlying concept here is that it's the server's fault for allowing customers t…
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'I tipped her $21 on a $21 order': 30+ Customers who got exactly what they asked for when restaurant workers served up 'delicious compliance'

'Ask and you shall receive'. These are certainly words to live by– but when we're talking about making modifications on a restaurant order, this phrase is more of a solemn warning.
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