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

reddit.com Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments

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

reddit.com Report

Ian Milne
Community Member
1 month ago

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments

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

reddit.com Report

Lola
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View more comments
#4

Thought It Belonged Here Too

Thought It Belonged Here Too

reddit.com Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Someone has a death wish

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Left On My Co-Workers Table

Left On My Co-Workers Table

reddit.com Report

Capelli rosa e patate
Community Member
1 month ago

*given

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Treating A Server Like This Is Trashy

Treating A Server Like This Is Trashy

reddit.com Report

bryguy
Community Member
1 month ago

What a shitty person with a need for power over people

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

The “Tip” My Friend Got

The “Tip” My Friend Got

reddit.com Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

This Very Reasonable And Not At All Insane Person

This Very Reasonable And Not At All Insane Person

Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

I am done on this post, too many assholes.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Let Me Just Not Get Paid

Let Me Just Not Get Paid

Peanuts11963 Report

N G
Community Member
1 month ago

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)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

What A Disgusting Way To Not Tip

What A Disgusting Way To Not Tip

reddit.com Report

Tequila4Two
Community Member
1 month ago

And even paying one cent less.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Really Helpful, Kind Advice

Really Helpful, Kind Advice

Report

Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

Have A Blessed Day!

Have A Blessed Day!

Report

Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

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

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

reddit.com Report

Mustn’t eat the mango 🥭
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

Jo Firth
Community Member
1 month ago

No, being a bigot is a sin.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Tipping Fake Money

Tipping Fake Money

reddit.com Report

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
1 month ago

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, the entitlement is strong with this Karen.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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?

reddit.com Report

Mohammad Ammar
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

Thanks For Your Service, I Guess

Thanks For Your Service, I Guess

reddit.com Report

Bathsheba
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

What My Coworker Was Given Tonight

What My Coworker Was Given Tonight

reddit.com Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Classy all the way

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#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

amorprincess Report

Luna
Community Member
1 month ago

Ugh. Just ughhhh

View more comments
#22

Who Does That?

Who Does That?

msmarisock Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

What was the idea of this idiotism?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

Mimi777
Community Member
1 month ago

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.

Anna Repp
Community Member
1 month ago

If I'm late I always ask how much time i have and how many drinks I can get without inconveniencing the staff.

Load More Replies...
Hugh Walter
Community Member
1 month ago

Show the signature, they've signed the thing, they're happy with it, we all need to know who it was!

Ers
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm American and I cross my sevens....

J P
Community Member
1 month ago

Name Mayank Sharma on the receipt is an Indian name. If the restaurant automatically charges a gratuity on group over 6, may be they thought add’l tip was not needed

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Were they Americans?I think every tourist knows tipping is expected in the US. Not saying 7 people were tourists, but all were so mean????Their arrival timing was indicative of their considerate attitudes I suppose.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
1 month ago

We have shown up late in a restaurant--but w were working a function at that hotel, and they knew it, and we didn't want much or even much service; just plunk the food down, and five minutes later we will lift our faces from licked plates, and leave you a very grateful tip!

Load More Replies...
StealTheFruit
Community Member
1 month ago

Hiding the comment below <3

LuckyL
Community Member
1 month ago

But why? And I also don't get the down votes.

Load More Replies...
backatya
Community Member
1 month ago

cheap bastard

Anita Robijn
Community Member
1 month ago

Someone made a comment about them not being North American and not knowing about tipping. I thought the same thing, but it was not the '7' that made me think that, but the '8'. This is the way they are taught to write the number 8 in the Netherlands. It's kind of backwards to the North American way. And in EU we don't generally tip...it's usually in the price of the meal

Gail Cloutier
Community Member
1 month ago

That restaurant sucks!! Most places charge a 15% tip for parties of 6 or more.

1337
Community Member
1 month ago

I hate these people. I know them very well from when I was working in restaurants.

David Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

Insert a 1

Megan Curl
Community Member
1 month ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

This comment has been deleted.

Grace Marraffa
Community Member
1 month ago

I live in America, not very proud of it, but I write my sevens like that too, I have since 7th grade, and now in 10 years out of college

Load More Replies...
Megan Curl
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

I am reposting my comment that the “7” is written as a European/Asian/non-U.S. native. People in the U.S. DO NOT cross the “7”. We also do not write zeroes or eights like that. Elementary Ed teacher here. So NO, I call BS on you who say otherwise. This person IS NOT from the U.S., and may not have known the tipping customs. And bugger off BP trolls. I’m old, and I know some stuff.

Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago

I am Canadian and I cross my 7's and most American's I've met cross their 7's.. @Megan Curl you are a TROLL.. trolls-5fc...daf7fa.jpg trolls-5fcbce3daf7fa.jpg

Load More Replies...
View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

Jihana
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

The Guy Who Left This Receipt

The Guy Who Left This Receipt

reddit.com Report

Gallus Rostromegalus
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

Stiffing Your Server To Get A Laugh

Stiffing Your Server To Get A Laugh

Clamdigger13 Report

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

Sokmeone thought he was being witty. He was, in fact, showing he's a jerk.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

Learn English? How About Learn How To Write

Learn English? How About Learn How To Write

reddit.com Report

History Fan
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh boy, more underage drinkers..

View more comments
#30

This Tip I Got Last Night

This Tip I Got Last Night

reddit.com Report

Annie di Angelo
Community Member
1 month ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 93 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.

See Also on Bored Panda