Some time on Wednesday, Chelsea says the customer who had left the receipt contacted her Applebee’s location, demanding that everyone be fired, from the servers involved to the managers
It's unfortunate that Chelsea Welch will not be able to pay her rent or food bills because a supposed minister of God chose to call and have her fired for wounding the minister's pride. A simple apology does not pay her rent or feed her. How nice to have a job as a minister, where there is no fear of getting fired if you wound someone's pride. "Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed." 1 Samuel 2:3
The pastor called it a "lapse in my character and judgment" that "has been blown out of proportion." Somewhat an ironic statement coming from someone who ordered Applebee's to fire everyone who came into contact with the receipt.*
For her part, Welch did what she could to avoid having Bell's identity exposed, asking Reddit to stop posting the personal information of potential culprits.
In fact, Bell still isn't sure what exactly she did wrong.
"I didn't break any specific guidelines in the company handbook - I checked," said Welch, who had no complaints about her service prior to this week. "Because this person got embarrassed that their selfishness was made public, Applebee's has made it clear that they would rather lose a dedicated employee than lose an angry customer. That's a policy I can't understand."
Neither will Reddit, which is no longer being kept at bay by Welch, and has already put out a call to "grab them pitchforks." *
"I give God 10%; Why do you get 18%"
Mat 23: 23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
For all the shit that can be posted on Reddit, there is one rule that is upheld: thou shalt not dox, meaning to post private information about other Reddit users.
But for regular people, post away! lolololol
I hate that place.
I don't understand how she posted something on Reddit and her employer found out it was her. Did she have her real name on her account or something? Why would you do that?
I disagree with this very strongly. I don't think Chelsea should have been fired because Pastor Bell was identified. Pastor Bell should have been identified. Look, you can't treat people like shit in private and then get mad because your behavior gets exposed.
It isn't optional. A person who is doing honest work should make a living wage, I think most people would agree with this.
That being said, it was in no way Chelsea Welsh's place to post that note, with identifying information attached. First off, it wasn't even Ms. Welsh who got no-tipped. Secondly, even Ms. Welsh claims to have understood that it was wrong to post identifying information about a customer
How happy would you guys be if a local restaurant advertised the fact that you were a customer there? Do you think that because you're normally good tippers you "have nothing to hide"?
I'm pretty sure that nothing in her employee manual permitted her to photograph credit-card slips and/or publish them on the Internet.
... Christians leave an average tip of 17.3 percent when the service is good and this is well within the 15 to 20 percent restaurant tipping norm, so on average Christians are not bad tippers. Third, if you define poor tippers as those leaving less than a 15 percent tip for good service then only 13 percent of Christians are poor tippers. Granted this percentage is higher than the 7 percent of non-affiliates and 2 percent of Jews that would be classified as poor tippers under the same criteria
... The effects of frequency of worship on tipping were [also] assessed... more religious people (as reflected in worship frequency) are not particularly poor tippers and servers’ perceptions that very religious Christians tip poorly are incorrect.
"Question 2: Are Black-White Differences in Restaurant Tipping Due to Race Differences in Socio-Economic Status?
The possibility that Black-White differences in tipping are really just disguised socio-economic differences can be tested using the national telephone surveys described under Question 1, because those surveys included information about the respondents’ educations and incomes. This information can be used to assess and remove the effects of education and income before looking at Black-White differences in tipping. When this is done to the national survey data, Black-White differences in stiffing, flat tipping, and tip size persist (Lynn, 2004b; Lynn & Thomas-Haysbert, 2003).
For example, the results of comparing Black-White differences in tipping before and after statistically controlling for education, income, and some other demographic variables in the study by Lynn (2004b) are presented in Table 2. Across all three outcome measures, the results before and after controlling for education and income are virtually the same, with only slight differences caused by loss of those subjects for whom control-variable data were missing. These data suggest that Black-White differences in tipping are largely independent of socio-economic differences between the races."
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