Good Riddance

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Revenge, Stories
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My absolute favorite customer smack down has to between a former boss lady and a crotchety fart stain of a customer* who tried to make a reservation a few weeks after leaving a $5 gratuity on a check for $102.

Boss: I’m surprised you’re calling to make a reservation. I thought you’d be calling to complain.

Jerk: No. Why would I complain? Everything was fantastic last time. I’m really excited to try your blah blah blah.

Boss: Well, in that case, I’m sorry but you are no longer welcome at our dinner service.

Jerk: What? Why?

Boss: Because you did not pay your bill in full last time.

Jerk: [yelling]

Boss: Leaving my girls $5 on a $102 tab is disgraceful. [hangs up]

-Mary

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Comments
  1. Unsure "Adult" says:

    Reblogged this on Boo's & Ooo's and commented:
    These are the kind of bosses we all need! Those who know what good works they have and won’t put up with s*** customers who don’t appreciate them and try to ruin it for everyone.

  2. RemiBreel says:

    @fashionandstylepolice: In the U.S. servers make a base pay of $2.13 an hour, but they get taxed like they’re making normal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. It’s up to the customer to make up the difference. If servers don’t make enough in tips they are effectively paying taxes on money they don’t have. It’s stupid and it needs to change, but at the moment, that’s how it is.

  3. Bubbles says:

    I understand where you are coming from, and I don’t know how it works int he UK, but the national average hourly wage for server in the US is approximately $2.13/hour, not including tips. That’s 1.56 in Euros. We are also taxed on the amount of sales we have during our shifts and the way it’s been working out recently is that the tips help us make up the taxed amount of sales (even though we’re also taxed on the tips we’re given). The tips that we are given is also shared among the food runners, bartenders, and bussers that help run the restaurant. Tips also make up for the astounding lack of hours given to us by the establishments we work in. I work in a place that is currently only giving me about 15-20 hours a week.

  4. Furie says:

    Apparently the minimum wage doesn’t apply for servers there as they are expected to make the majority of their wages via tips. On top of this I believe some states actually tax service industry workers as if they were earning minimum wage, meaning they rely on those tips and suffer when they don’t get them to the point that they sometimes end up paying to wait on someone who doesn’t leave a tip.

    From the outside we can see that the only people that sort of setup is good for are owners of service joints. Apart from saving them money, all it does does is create a culture of workers who are underpaid and likely to abuse the food after a bad day combined with a culture of customers who are being asked to voluntarily add to the bill and feel it is a chore they shouldn’t have to do every time. The two don’t mix.

    Over here I tip when someone goes above and beyond, excelling at their job in some way. If I’ve had a hard day and they’re good enough at their job to make it a little better even by being just polite, then I’ll tip. Sometimes I’ll round up to the pound, five pounds or nearest tenner. Sometimes I’ll really go out of my way to help someone if I’m flush. The same was true when I was in the industry and I was good enough to get tips most nights and some amazing ones sometimes, but never expected them. It seems so strange that this way of looking at things rose up over there and I’ve yet to hear why it did.

  5. Quickstepp says:

    Pretty bad-ass boss!

  6. coconutspeak says:

    Without tips waitresses don’t make enough to survive. No one should ever go to restaurant, car wash, nail or beauty salon without enough money to tip. The boss did the right thing!

  7. Why are customers kind of forced to leave tips in the US? I am based in the UK and I just don’t get it.

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