The "God" receipt waitress has been fired from Applebee's. If you aren't familiar with the story, basically a waitress was not left a tip by a pastor who wrote on the check, "I give God 10% why do you get 18?" The waitress posted the receipt online and it quickly went viral. On Jan. 31, Huffington Post confirmed that the waitress got fired.
"I thought the note was insulting, but it was also comical. I posted it to Reddit because I thought other users would find it entertaining," said Chelsea the waitress. After the pastor found out that the receipt and note had been shared, she reportedly called Applebee's and demanded that Chelsea and all of the management staff be fired.
The "God" receipt that got the waitress fired is now a big scandal. Many do not believe that she should have been fired and that Applebee's should have backed their employee in this instance. However, as with many businesses, the customer almost always comes first. The fact that the person complaining was a pastor may have also influenced Applebee's to make the "right" decision -- that is, if you think they did do the "right" thing.
People have been sending tweets to Applebee's and voicing their opinions about this ordeal. Applebee's has responded, and posted a lengthy message on Facebook, defending their actions. Basically, they say that Chelsea violated company policy because she didn't ask before posting the receipt -- which is considered "Applebee's happenings" -- which is considered a breach of privacy.
Should the "God" receipt have gotten the waitress fired?
© Effie Orfanides 2013