Waitress fired after complaining about no tip on $735 takeout order
The Associated Press
Tamlynn Yoder (Source: WPTV via CNN)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A 25-year-old server at a Florida restaurant says she lost her job after posting on Facebook that she didn't get tipped for a $735 take-out order placed by a local church.
Tamlynn Yoder told the Palm Beach Post that she took to social media after Christ Fellowship church placed a 75-item order Wednesday from Outback Steakhouse in Palm Beach Gardens.
Yoder said that because she spent much of her shift preparing the order, she only made $18 in total tips that day. She says she didn't mention the restaurant in the Facebook post.
When she went work the next day, she was fired.
Christ Fellowship told the Post it was not their intention to have the waitress fired. The church apologized on Facebook and said it reached out to Yoder to compensate her.
David Lonsberry, a spokesman for Christ Fellowship, told the Post members usually leave a generous tip on carry-out orders because several of their church members work as servers.
“That night, we had a volunteer go to the restaurant and pick up the order since we were having a big conference. He probably didn’t know to tip since it was a rush of the moment thing,” said Lonsberry, according to the Post.
Yoder confirmed with the newspaper that she received compensation from the church.
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