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Waitresses Fired for Stunningly Cruel Rant Against Native Americans?

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Waitresses Fired for Stunningly Cruel Rant Against Native Americans

by Rebecca Stokes

bad tippersWaitresses have a lot to complain about. They are on their feet all day. They have to deal with demanding customers, frantic chefs, and so much more. Chief among their complaints -- bad tips. Who can blame them? Tips make up a huge part of their salary, and they depend on receiving them.

But tips aren't a given, they must be earned through good service. This doesn't just mean a warm smile and prompt delivery of your order, it extends to how you treat your customers as human beings. Two waitresses learned this lesson the hard way when they were fired for their racist treatment of customers.

The two girls in question posted a photo of one holding up a sign asking for donations because the Native Americans in town for an annual pow wow were bad tippers. It's not just awful that these two women had no problem bashing Native Americans, but that they thought it was okay to post this on Facebook! Stupidity is still no excuse for casual racism. Their boss agreed and, when the photo surfaced, fired them both.

A little griping when a customer leaves a less-than-reasonable tip for good service is within a waitress's rights. But posting racist images online when their tips don't pass muster? That's just more proof that the waitresses in question didn't deserve good tips to begin with.

Do you think that their boss was right to fire the girls?

by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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SilverSterling
by MrsSilverusSnape on Sep. 14, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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I went looking at the sources...They were at work and wearing their uniform when they did this... As a Native American (on my fathers side) I personally think it was just plain stupid not so much raciest..

alc4evermom
by on Sep. 14, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Yes they should be fired, but waitresses are called "servers" now, just like female flight attendants are not called a "stewardess".   I don't mind being on my feet all day; it's good excersize.  Only in America and maybe other developed nations where the obesity rate is at greater than 35% would people claim being on your feet all day is "hard".   

Mommy383
by Member on Sep. 15, 2013 at 1:48 AM
Quoting luckystars2012:

No, I don't think that some they did on their own time that does not affect their job should cost them their job




The photo was taken in the restaurant. Which means it does affect their job and those around them.
Della529
by Matlock on Sep. 15, 2013 at 2:09 AM

 Work my rear off to build a business and then let two fools jeopardize or compromise it with ignorant antics?  I DON'T THINK SO.  Yes, they deserved to be fired.

SherryBerry106
by on Sep. 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM

 

You didn't get the memo.

Racist has been changed to mean that - one is capable of seeing differences ( not just color) in people.

Unless Liberalism had beaten your brains in so badly and completely that you see every single person as one monolithic collective - you are racist.

It's easy, it pushes an agengda and (almost) everyone is afraid of having that label.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

Not seeing how the wording of the sign is racist, but I agree with them being fired for posting a picture at work in their unifom.


 

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