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Anyone who has worked in customer service and interacted with a fair share of strangers on a daily basis knows how tiring it can be. Waiters and bartenders are no exception; they are fully aware of how much resilience it takes to smile at someone while they curse at you, complaining about (trivial) things that are out of your control. The job demands character and deserves proper recognition. Yet their salary is often so low, they have to rely on tips just to get by.

Sadly, some sleazy customers use tipping just as another way of disrespecting the staff serving them. For example, people leave fake money with a picture of their preferred presidential candidate. Or put a few bills inside a full glass and place it upside down, so the only way to clean the table is to make a mess. In fact, people have developed so many of these dirty tactics, Bored Panda decided to make a list, showing what not to do when you get your check. Continue scrolling and take a look.

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Leaving This For Your Waitress, Who Has No Say In The Mask Mandate

Leaving This For Your Waitress, Who Has No Say In The Mask Mandate

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's how you create the new generations of idiots. Total idiots, not only covidiots

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Interestingly, a relatively new study has found that demanding jobs offering employees little control are among the most detrimental people's mental and physical health.

Scientists at Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China, analyzed the data of over 138,700 participants from six previous studies on job-related health. Using this information, they classified jobs into four groups based on control and how psychologically demanding the role: low demand and low control jobs such as manual labour were labelled "Passive," while jobs with high control like architects and scientists were "Low Stress," and jobs with both high demand and high control (teachers or doctors) were "Active."

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    Here's A Tip, It's Trashy As Hell To Leave Fake Money As A Tip That Advertises Your Candidate

    Here's A Tip, It's Trashy As Hell To Leave Fake Money As A Tip That Advertises Your Candidate

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I think the biggest problem is the service industry in the USA does not pay their employees a proper wage in the first instance. This results in the workers heavily relying on tips to subsidise their income. In European countries employees are paid a minimum wage (ok, this isn’t always as much as it could be) and are less affected by what tips they receive. As well as shitty customers, employers should also take more responsibility for the income their staff receives.

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    The category labelled "High Stress" had jobs that were demanding offered low levels of control. Enter waiters and bartenders

    Scientists found that waiters and waitresses have a 22% higher risk of stroke on average than those with low stress jobs. The figure jumps to 33% for women when you differentiate data by gender.

    The research explained that while those holding down jobs we often consider demanding jobs like architects and scientists may seem like prime candidates for boiling blood pressure, work-related stress is largely dependent on whether or not you have a job where you feel in control and respected.

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    A neurosurgeon may be drained after a long, difficult day at work but they probably know society understand's the value of their labor. But imagine running in and out of the kitchen for 12 hours, bringing people food and ensuring they have a good time, only to have someone say "fu*k you" instead of leaving you a tip.


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    The Absolute Worst Way To Leave A Sh**ty Tip For Anyone

    The Absolute Worst Way To Leave A Sh**ty Tip For Anyone

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Check the restaurant cameras, take their pictures and put it all over the internet.

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    #6

    Treating A Server Like This Is Trashy

    Treating A Server Like This Is Trashy

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    The “Tip” My Friend Got

    The “Tip” My Friend Got

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    That is just a d**k thing to do. If everyone in the service industry got a different job then there would be no one to serve your sorry ass and food service would be non existent. PLUS it is not like people can pull jobs out of their arses.

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    #8

    This Very Reasonable And Not At All Insane Person

    This Very Reasonable And Not At All Insane Person

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    #9

    Let Me Just Not Get Paid

    Let Me Just Not Get Paid

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    What?! Dont leave us hanging! (Although I think I've seen something similar to this before. On the reverse is a bible quote - feel free to draw any conclusions)

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    Really Helpful, Kind Advice

    Really Helpful, Kind Advice

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    #12

    Have A Blessed Day!

    Have A Blessed Day!

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    #13

    Wouldn’t Let Him Underage Drink So He Didn’t Tip

    Wouldn’t Let Him Underage Drink So He Didn’t Tip

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    From My Friends’ Server Group. This Was Given By A 6 Top Instead Of A Tip

    From My Friends’ Server Group. This Was Given By A 6 Top Instead Of A Tip

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    The waiter is serving your food, if you want all that go see a therapist. Waiter are not paid to care about your lives.

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    Our Town Has A Fb Page Called Nosey Asses Of........ This Was Posted Today Smh

    Our Town Has A Fb Page Called Nosey Asses Of........ This Was Posted Today Smh

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    Tipping Fake Money

    Tipping Fake Money

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Another case of passing fake bills as payment. Seriously! If you give fake money as payment for services and goods it is a felony!. Luckily, this idiot left contact details that can be handed to the police.

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    #17

    Your Tip Is That Because Of Me, You Still Have Your Freedom

    Your Tip Is That Because Of Me, You Still Have Your Freedom

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    No Tip On A $140 Bill... Does The Reasoning She Gives Justify This?

    No Tip On A $140 Bill... Does The Reasoning She Gives Justify This?

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    If the place you work at generates 140 dollars per customer, they can afford to pay you more themselves.

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    #19

    Thanks For Your Service, I Guess

    Thanks For Your Service, I Guess

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    That... really isn't what military service in the American army does.

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    #21

    I Was Tipped At Wisconsin State Fair, I Don’t Get Paid Enough To Deal With This

    I Was Tipped At Wisconsin State Fair, I Don’t Get Paid Enough To Deal With This

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    #23

    Kyle Massey Not Tipping His Server And Laughing About It. Then His Girlfriend Posts It On Her Story To Show It Off

    Kyle Massey Not Tipping His Server And Laughing About It. Then His Girlfriend Posts It On Her Story To Show It Off

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    This is confirmation I am getting old, I think. I have no idea who this is, don't really care to know, because he/she will be replaced in 5 minutes by another obnoxious teenybopper idol.

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    #24

    Table Of 7 That Came In 30 Minutes Before Close They Were The Last Table In The Restaurant And Got Everything They Asked For From Me This Is How They Repaid That Service

    Table Of 7 That Came In 30 Minutes Before Close They Were The Last Table In The Restaurant And Got Everything They Asked For From Me This Is How They Repaid That Service

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I will never show up to a restaurant that close to closing. An hour, yes if I know I’m going to be in and out but not 30 min. And this was a huge A hole move to not leave anything at all.

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    #25

    Using Having Kids As An Excuse Not To Tip Servers Who May Also Have Kids To Feed

    Using Having Kids As An Excuse Not To Tip Servers Who May Also Have Kids To Feed

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Let's be honest, this is not the customer's problem. I don't know why americans(and some other countries) change the laws so that servers actually have a salary.

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    #26

    A Facebook Friend Proudly Posts Lack Of Tipping And Creating A Mess For The Server

    A Facebook Friend Proudly Posts Lack Of Tipping And Creating A Mess For The Server

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    The Guy Who Left This Receipt

    The Guy Who Left This Receipt

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    #28

    Stiffing Your Server To Get A Laugh

    Stiffing Your Server To Get A Laugh

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    #29

    Learn English? How About Learn How To Write

    Learn English? How About Learn How To Write

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    This Tip I Got Last Night

    This Tip I Got Last Night

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