Contact Us

Waitress Fired For Posting Receipt From Pastor Stiffing Tip

Applebee's
stev.ie, Flickr

Applebee’s recently fired an employee for posting a picture of a receipt that a pastor had written a note on complaining about the auto-tip.  The pastor complained to the franchise manager, and the employee was let go.  The pastor claimed that the attention the picture received “ruined” her reputation.

Pastor Stiffs Tip
Reddit

The waitress, Chelsea Welch, had taken a picture of a fellow employee’s receipt in which the pastor expressed her dislike of the auto-tip added to the bill.  ”I give God 10%, Why do you get 18?”  the pastor, Alois Bell, wrote.  There were more than 8 people in Bell’s party triggering the auto-tip of 18% gratuity.  ”I thought the note was insulting, but also comical,” Welch told Consumerist.com. “And I thought other users would find it entertaining.”  Bell told the Smoking Gun, “It was a lapse in my character and judgment,” about the incident.

A spokesman for Applebee’s apologized to Bell for violating her “right to privacy” and confirmed that Welch “is no longer employed by the franchise.”  Welch was surprised by her dismissal because this type of incident is not covered in the Applebee’s employee handbook.  ”I had no intention of starting a witch hunt or hurting anyone. I just wanted to share a picture I found interesting,” Welch said. “I come home exhausted, sore, burnt, dirty and blistered on a good day. And after all that, I can be fired for ‘embarrassing’ someone who directly insults their server on religious grounds.”

More from 107.9 The River

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theriver1079.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 107.9 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 107.9 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!