WOW, what an ass
I can’t believe someone actually wrote that! And to blame it on Obama LOL, Idiot. What a jerk! And that is no excuse for not tipping. If you can afford the luxury of dining out you can afford to tip.
I used to work in the food industry and I LOATHED it. The worst was when I worked in a busy cafe which was situated opposite the District Courts. Some of the customers (especially the regulars) were such arrogant asses. On my first day I served one of the regulars who came in everyday, and I didn’t realise she was a regular so I asked her what she wanted to drink. She flipped out at me and was completely psychotic, and started shouting “How DARE you ask ME what I want. I WANT MY USUAL!!!” I told her that it was my first day, and asked her what her usual was. She then threw her money at me (which I had to retrieve from the floor), and I gave her a number to stick on her table. She then went off at me again because I gave her a table number (I wasn’t aware that the “regulars” didn’t get numbers) She was so rude, and I felt so humiliated.
I also had a real jerk of a boss, who bought the place after I had started there, and he had no experience in managing or working in the hospitality industry. It was a nightmare. He would shout at us waitresses infront of the customers, and would be really stingy so he would only have one waitress on the floor on one day. The cafe was always super busy, and one day it was just me and the chef and the barrista working, so I was running from the till to the kitchen to the coffee machine, and then running out into the cafe to serve people their meals, and to wipe and clear the tables.
This boss even tried paying me below minimum wage, and tried getting me to sign a contract saying that I wouldn’t have any set hours. I didn’t sign it, but I went from doing a minimum of 30hours a week to 5hours in one week, which was the week leading up to Christmas.Sometimes, he wouldn’t pay me for about a month!
The absolute worst experience I’ve had was when a business man came in and said “I’ve got a meeting soon, and I’m running late, so can you put my coffee order in front of everyone elses?” I replied in a polite manner that it was not possible and went against our policy, and that he would have to wait for his coffee to be made in order. I also explained why (first come, first serve, others might have an appointment/meeting and that would make them late) and then he glared at me and shouted at me “You stupid flat chested f*cking b*tch!!!!” The cafe went quiet and everyone stared at me. It was so horrible!! And, my boss was there and he didn’t stand up for me at all, instead he apologized to the man and made him his coffee before everyone elses!!!
I’ll NEVER work in such a place again. UGH.
ETA: Also, in NZ tipping isn’t a requirement, however, most cafes have tipping jars at the counter. At this work place the tip jar was almost full just before my boss bought the place, and when he bought it, he emptied the tip jar and kept all of the money for himself!!! I was livid!