A waitress has hit back at the diners who refused to tip her after a meal and simply wrote ‘LOL’ on the bill.
Jessica, from New Jersey, served a family in the restaurant she works at recently who racked up a $112 (PKR 11,634) bill, however they didn’t leave her a tip because they had to wait an hour for their food also wrote ‘LOL’ on the bill.
‘I need tips to pay my bills. All waiters do.’
‘Even though customers did wait an hour to eat, they remained satisfied with filled drinks and proper notice that the kitchen was a bit busier than normal,’ she said.
Jessica Posted the bill on Facebook, Jessica made her case for why she thought it was an unfair move.
Jessica’s full post with bill:
Last night, I was stunned by this receipt that was left for me by a party of eight people. I would have preferred a “$0” tip than a “LOL” tip, but as a waitress, bad tips and harsh notes are all part of the job. Even though they did wait an hour to eat, they remained satisfied with filled drinks and proper notice that the kitchen was a bit busier than normal. I’ve worked in the service industry for five years and I take pride in providing great service to my customers.
I would like to make a statement on behalf of wait staff everywhere: We make $2.50 an hour. Most of my paychecks are less than pocket change because I have to pay taxes on the tips I make. I need tips to pay my bills. All waiters do. We spend an hour or more of our time befriending you, making you laugh, getting to know you, and making your dining experience the best it can be. We work hard, and we really do care.
My experience with this table was cruel and unnecessary but sadly it’s not uncommon. With that said: Please be good to your waiters. I know it’s annoying when things aren’t right. I know how aggravating it is to receive a hefty bill when all night you’ve been wondering why the table that came in after you was served before you. But waiters are mere messengers most of the time, and it’s wrong to shoot them, however bad the news.