Waitress fired after complaining on Facebook about bad tipper, doesn’t realize customer is her ‘friend’

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FINDLAY, Ohio — A waitress who posted about a bad tipper on Facebook didn’t realize she is friends with the restaurant customer on Facebook, according to a report from Toledo News Now.

Kirsten Kelly was fired from her job at Texas Roadhouse on Monday after she posted her opinion about tippers on Facebook. As it turns out, the customer mentioned in the post is a former schoolmate of Kelly’s. The two women are friends on Facebook.

“I just said, ‘If you come into a restaurant and spend $50 or more, you should be able to tip appropriately for that,'” Kelly said. “They told me that I knew what I was doing when I posted that, and they would have to let me go because a customer came in [who had] printed off a screen shot of it.”

The woman was not happy to see her former schoolmate posting about her online, so she printed out a screenshot and took it to Kelly’s manager.

“I was mad,” Kelly said. “It was a Friday night and I made $60 because I had several people that night who weren’t tipping appropriately. More than one time, people spent $50 or more and they tipped five or six (dollars). That’s not OK!” Kelly said.

Kelly said the Facebook post was vague, however the customer was able to decode the message.

The restaurant told Kelly she was fired for using a derogatory name when referring to the customer. Company officials said it is corporate policy that employees are not allowed to make any mention of the restaurant on social media.

Read more: Toledo News Now

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