Server lashes out at customer who gave 10% tip after complimenting her performance

Gabriella Ferlita

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Server lashes out at customer who gave 10% tip after complimenting her performance

Featured Image Credit: @iheartveggiecorndogs/TikTok

A rather disgruntled server has called out a customer who gave her a 10 percent tip despite complimenting her service.

Emma, who goes by the name of @iheartveggiecorndogs on TikTok, took to the platform to share her thoughts about the payment ordeal. Have a look at the outburst for yourself:

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The waiter said the customer verbally praised her performance at the eatery before ‘leaving $10 on $100'.

Emma said in her video: “I just want everyone to know that if you tip 10 percent, but before you tip 10 percent, you say, ‘oh my god, thank you so much, everything was great and we had such a great time, you made me feel great,’ and you suck my t*****s with praises, and then you tip me 10%?

“That’s so rude.”

Emma continued by saying she wished the customers ‘smacked me around the mouth’ if they were only going to leave a 10 percent tip. 

A server has called out a customer who gave her a 10% tip. Credit: @iheartveggiecorndogs / TikTok
A server has called out a customer who gave her a 10% tip. Credit: @iheartveggiecorndogs / TikTok

In the US, tipped employees earn a minimum of $2.13 (£1.96) an hour under federal law, while tips cover the difference to make up the Basic Combined Cash & Tip Minimum Wage Rate of $7.25 (£6.68) an hour, as per the US Department of Labor

Despite the minimum cash wage and combined wage rate varying from state to state, some onlookers pointed out in the comments section of the video that tips from restaurant goers are also split between front and back-of-house staff.

The amount of gratuity customers should leave depends on whether the staff gave them a good experience, including whether they got the order correct and if they check that everything is okay with their food, according to Bankrate.

For good service, the financial service company recommends that customers leave between 15-20 percent of their bill. But generally, if a server receives anything less than a 20 percent tip, they may think they did a bad job.

In the US, tipped employees earn a minimum of $2.13 (£1.96) an hour under federal law. Credit: Unsplash
In the US, tipped employees earn a minimum of $2.13 (£1.96) an hour under federal law. Credit: Unsplash

“I would so much rather you stand up from your table and smack me across the mouth and say, ‘you are ugly, you are stupid, this was the worst service I have ever had', and then leave me $10 on $100,” Emma said.

“I would so much rather that and respect it because you looked me in the eyes like a person, and you stood up to me. "But no, if you actively tell me, ‘you did a great job', and then you tip me 10 percent [I] want to fight you out back.”Many viewers understood the waiter’s point of view, with one person commenting: “Less than 20 percent is unacceptable in 2022. Respect your service workers.”

“The good old verbal tip,” another quipped of the frustrating situation while somebody else added: “And that 10 percent gets divided by the bar and the busboy and sometimes the host.. yeah thanks also making 2.65 an hour.”

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Topics: Community, US News, News, Money, TikTok

Gabriella Ferlita
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