JCC Applebees vs. The Internet

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ezio Skywalker, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master

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    Applebee's fires restaurant waitress for posting pastor's bill (and the snarky comment written by the pastor) online

    I've been seeing this story everywhere lately. CNN, Facebook...uh, well, it's all over those two places at least.

    In short, a pastor in a party of 8 dined at Applebee's and restaurant policy apparently adds an automatic gratuity of 18 percent to parties of 8 or more. The pastor scratched out the gratuity amount and wrote, "I give God 10%, why do you get 18?"

    The server's coworker posted the check online and it became viral. The pastor became aware of it and called Applebee's with the demand that the waitress and the manager both be fired. The restaurant fired the waitress who posted the check online and the pastor was later on TV giving what looked like a completely fake apology for the situation.

    At any rate, given how serious the news has been as of late, this was like a breath of fresh air. Albeit, stupid air, but fresh.
    Last edited by Ezio Skywalker, Feb 2, 2013
  2. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    I hear that Applebee's is a great place to take grandma.
  3. Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master

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    I haven't been to one in ages. But my favorite casual dining chain restaurant as of late is BJs Brewhouse.
  4. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I took my wife to Applebees on our first date and the food was terrible. We haven't been back since then, like 10 years now.
  5. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Saw that on a friend's fb and read it. lol
  6. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I've seen this on Facebook as well and as far as I'm concerned, if the pastor was that embarrassed at having his stinginess broadcast to the entire Internet, maybe he should have offered a bigger tip.

    Last I checked, God doesn't wait tables. Maybe God can make it on 10 percent, restaurant servers have a bit more difficult time.
  7. Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master

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    The pastor was a she :p


    What's also amusing is Applebee's ongoing arguing/conflict on its Facebook wall.
  8. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    The problem with this situation was that it was a series of **** moves with no real winner. The pastor's **** move was the comment left on her receipt to her server. The server's **** move was posting the image on facebook with the pastor's name and signature for everybody to see. Applebees' **** move was firing the server and then making a big deal about it and generating negative publicity for them in the eyes of their potential customers. Had all of the parties, or even one, said "Nope, not gonna do it." then we wouldn't have this mess, but people let their emotions get the best of them and then we have this mess which is chock full of **** moves by everyone.

    In short, don't be a ****.
    Last edited by MarcusP2, Feb 2, 2013
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  9. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    it's over, nuke everything
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  10. Valairy Scot Force Ghost

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    Well - that puts Applebee's down my list - and I like the food I've had there. But I'm tempted to boycott them over the firing (unless it is shown to be against specific company policy or something and even then...)
  11. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    i still maintain that is the allies hadn't been a **** to hitler WWII would never have gone the way it did

    write about THAT harry turtledove
    Last edited by MarcusP2, Feb 2, 2013
  12. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I went to Applebees once but they didn't serve any apples with bees so I got pissed and screamed at the manager for 4.5 hours.
  13. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Eh, you can fairly well tell the name there. So, I find it very hard to think Applebee's was in the wrong firing her, as that's apparently a company policy to not be doing that.
  14. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    About Hitler winning? He'd be all too happy to.
    Last edited by MarcusP2, Feb 2, 2013
  15. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    > The server's **** move was posting the image on facebook with the pastor's name and signature for everybody to see.

    Unless we now classify publically calling out people who do crappy things as '**** moves,' this isn't a **** move.
    Last edited by MarcusP2, Feb 2, 2013
  16. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    you'll have to excuse kyle he's so slavishly devoted to his betters that he sometimes mistakes "breaches of company policy" for "**** moves"
    Last edited by MarcusP2, Feb 2, 2013
  17. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Someone who is 1) so rude to even consider writing that on a reciept and 2) egotistical enough to make sure she writes "Pastor" on the signature line deserves any humiliation that comes her way.
  18. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    whatever happened to public shaming people?! ARE WE ROBOTS?!
  19. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    That blog post was hilarious. I'd like to think that Applebee's underpaid social media team (person?) is actively trying to make their company look worse. Getting drunk and posting on Facebook all night.
    Last edited by Darth Guy, Feb 2, 2013
  20. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    "The costumer is always right." Some companies will use that, especially if they percieve an employee to have done something that will cause harm to the company's rep.
    Last edited by MarcusP2, Feb 2, 2013
  21. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    People, please don't make me edit 50 uses of a banned word again.
  22. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    They've hurt their rep with me by not standing by their employee. I won't spend money at a place that doesn't back their employees when dealing with jerks. That customer got what was coming to her, had Applebee's response been 'we stand by our server, we don't want your business anymore' I'd gladly eat there.
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  23. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Wait, that's not on the autofilter?

    ... Well ****.
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  24. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    But they posted another patron's name in a flattering light?
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  25. LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Master

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    "I give GOD 10%" - pastor

    I would've told the pastor to **** off and than tell him to tell GOD to **** off.. stupid dip ****