Tips Are Not Optional, They Are How Waiters Get Paid in America
I was a waitress at Applebee’s restaurant in Saint Louis. I was fired Wednesday for posting a picture on reddit.com of a note a customer left on a bill. I posted it on the web as a light-hearted joke.
This didn’t even happen at my table. The note was left for another server, who allowed me to take a picture of it at the end of the night.
Someone had scribbled on the receipt, “I give God 10%. Why do you get 18?”