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.

#1

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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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago

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."

#2

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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Capelli rosa e patate
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3 months ago

See that’s just insulting.

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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.

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.


#3

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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Lola
Community Member
3 months ago

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

Iggy
Community Member
3 months ago

There is something wrong with that person.

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
3 months ago

Photos like this make me lose a bit of faith in humanity. But responses that condemn a-holes who do this restore it.

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

this is shitty but an easy solution you get a tub and slide the glass to the edge and let it fall into the tub not a big deal. and if the customer is sitting there looking glum slide it over their lap. lol

ToGo
Community Member
3 months ago

Every time I use the Internet, the more I hate people.

Edo Alva
Community Member
3 months ago

This is an absolute jerk move.

FifiPanda
Community Member
3 months ago

Just...so mean spirited. They should be banned from the restaurant

Aleksandra Elias
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh! Someone thinks they are funny! Ha....ha...

Lsai Aeon
Community Member
3 months ago

If I remember correctly, when this was originally posted (several years ago) the person posting said they were siblings with the server or friends since kindergarten or something similar, and did this as a prank

Emily Barnes
Community Member
3 months ago

That is freaking terrible

Cadmar Orion
Community Member
3 months ago

There's not even enough money in there to be worth fishing it out. The poor employee who got this...

Paul O'Connor
Community Member
3 months ago

Unfortunately they probably needed every cent. This is deliberate humiliation of someone they obviously thought was beneath them. Ironically they proved the reverse to be true.

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 months ago

who makes a mess on purpose?!

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

Why?

Pogy Nevis
Community Member
3 months ago

What's the point if you're leaving a tip, at least be nice about it.

Cat
Community Member
3 months ago

what how why when and GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS RESTAURANT

Navy Blue Bandana
Community Member
3 months ago

That tip better be at least $50

Sue Simmons
Community Member
3 months ago

Wtf

CincyReds
Community Member
2 months ago

Only a d**k or a hag would do this

Martha Meyer
Community Member
3 months ago

The person who did that deserves a sound beating!

Paul Perillie
Community Member
3 months ago

If your customers wanted a throat-punch salad they should have just asked

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
3 months ago

Does Bored Panda have a 'Reply All function? Because for some reason my comment is showing up multiple times

C Hypercube
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

This one deserves the Absolute Asshole Award of 2020.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone thinks they are funny...takes all kind eh? Cannot up vote for any of these nasty people.

Gary Born
Community Member
3 months ago

One word - T R A S H

Black Panther
Community Member
3 months ago

Wtf is this?

Wanda Cardenas
Community Member
3 months ago

Some people should be named and shamed

Faith Nicole
Community Member
2 months ago

Just why.. people are disgusting

backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

cheap bastard

Dawn Everly
Community Member
2 months ago

My 'father' was a truck driver. Used to do that with change when he didn't like the waitress. D**k move

Karen Klinck
Community Member
2 months ago

And you know who's going to find this? The busboy, not a waiter, unless it's a really cheap restaurant.

Spill Da Tea
Community Member
3 months ago

Make ‘em clean it up.

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorry, but I do not get this, someone explain please?

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 months ago

One day, Karma will come. She will visit them as they work a similar job, and someone worse than they are, makes their life miserable!

Angela Campbell
Community Member
3 months ago

these guys need to be banned.

Marianne Nielsen
Community Member
3 months ago

Some idiots

Jo Choto
Community Member
3 months ago

Restaurants need to start public shaming of customers like we do for naughty puppers!

Dre Mosley
Community Member
3 months ago

This is next level douchebaggery.

Kandigirl 1971
Community Member
3 months ago

Scum

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
3 months ago

Jokes on them, the bus boy has to clean that up, not the waitress

RavenClaw
Community Member
3 months ago

THis is disgusting and who did this is a straight up asshole

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
3 months ago

See, now this is why I prefer animals to people.

Kevin Watson
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe they didn't like the service they received? Not everyone worships shitty wait help

Julie C Rose
Community Member
3 months ago

What even are Americans?!

that one girl who cant shut up
Community Member
3 months ago

Being a american my whole life.. Oh nevermind I have no clue what us americans do.

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Bob Hunnicutt
Community Member
3 months ago

LLLLLLOOOOOOOLLLLLL

Leo H
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe they got shitty service?

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 months ago

They probably had a beer or two more than they should have, and they are jerks to begin with.

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VANILLA
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3 months ago

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Slowly move it to the end of a table and put a bucket under it. Then find the house of whoever did that and get a gun involved in the situation

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

This started off with a non-messy solution but the second sentence of this comment is as dumb as the stunt they played with the tip. Two wrongs never make one right.

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#4

Thought It Belonged Here Too

Thought It Belonged Here Too

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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

Someone has a death wish

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#5

Left On My Co-Workers Table

Left On My Co-Workers Table

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Capelli rosa e patate
Community Member
3 months ago

*given

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#6

Treating A Server Like This Is Trashy

Treating A Server Like This Is Trashy

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Jo Firth
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3 months ago

Wonder if is wife was really on board with this bully move or just too scared to disagree?

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#7

The “Tip” My Friend Got

The “Tip” My Friend Got

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Truth Monster
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3 months ago

If they're telling you to "try a different job" i think that means they thought you were abysmal at your job.

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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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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

I am done on this post, too many assholes.

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#9

Let Me Just Not Get Paid

Let Me Just Not Get Paid

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
3 months ago

Actual Money?

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#10

What A Disgusting Way To Not Tip

What A Disgusting Way To Not Tip

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
3 months ago

Super classy

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#11

Really Helpful, Kind Advice

Really Helpful, Kind Advice

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
3 months ago

You did have a problem with their job when they were serving you.

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#12

Have A Blessed Day!

Have A Blessed Day!

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
3 months ago

I like tell jerks like that to " have the day you deserve".

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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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Mustn’t eat the mango 🥭
Community Member
3 months ago

Are you really that mad about not drinking, it’s bad anyways

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#14

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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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

Omfg what the hell

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#15

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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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago

Being an asshole should be considerede as a sin too

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#16

Tipping Fake Money

Tipping Fake Money

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shemeowsalot
Community Member
3 months ago

remind me why were the cops called on George Floyd?

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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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

Self entitled much.

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#18

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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varwenea
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorry my a**e. You're just abusing the poor wait staff cuz you decided to down two more margaritas.

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#19

Thanks For Your Service, I Guess

Thanks For Your Service, I Guess

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorry but your service doesn’t pay the bills.

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#20

What My Coworker Was Given Tonight

What My Coworker Was Given Tonight

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Lauren Caswell
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3 months ago

Classy all the way

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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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Luna
Community Member
3 months ago

Ugh. Just ughhhh

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#22

Who Does That?

Who Does That?

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

What was the idea of this idiotism?

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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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Tee
Community Member
3 months ago

Anything for the Gram😒

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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 months ago

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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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

This one I am not going to judge on because maybe them going out to dinner is a rare treat because they usually can’t afford it. You never know, they could have saved for months to have a night out. Plus it isn’t their fault the minimum wage is pathetic.

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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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Jihana
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3 months ago

Being a jerk and being proud of it really is next level

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#27

The Guy Who Left This Receipt

The Guy Who Left This Receipt

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Gallus Rostromegalus
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, the 'tipper' is at least aware that his d**k is in fact, worthless.

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#28

Stiffing Your Server To Get A Laugh

Stiffing Your Server To Get A Laugh

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Jelly the Bean
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't get it?

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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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DinaFelice
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3 months ago

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The "learn English" is pretty clearly written in a different shade of blue and different handwriting than the total/signature. So, sounds like the waitress had an annoying customer, but decided to embellish the story with a gratuitous racism claim. Don't we have enough real racism in the world? Why make up more?

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#30

This Tip I Got Last Night

This Tip I Got Last Night

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Annie di Angelo
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3 months ago

What the fudge?! People do that????

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