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
Community Member
12 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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Ian Milne
Community Member
12 months 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.

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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
12 months ago

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

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#4

Thought It Belonged Here Too

Thought It Belonged Here Too

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
12 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
12 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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bryguy
Community Member
12 months ago

What a shitty person with a need for power over people

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#7

The “Tip” My Friend Got

The “Tip” My Friend Got

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
12 months 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.

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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)
Community Member
12 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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N G
Community Member
12 months 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)

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#10

What A Disgusting Way To Not Tip

What A Disgusting Way To Not Tip

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Tequila4Two
Community Member
12 months ago

And even paying one cent less.

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#11

Really Helpful, Kind Advice

Really Helpful, Kind Advice

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
12 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
12 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
12 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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Hello it Smee
Community Member
12 months 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.

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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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Jo Firth
Community Member
12 months ago

No, being a bigot is a sin.

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#16

Tipping Fake Money

Tipping Fake Money

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cybermerlin2000
Community Member
12 months 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.

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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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Hello it Smee
Community Member
12 months ago

Wow, the entitlement is strong with this Karen.

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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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Mohammad Ammar
Community Member
12 months ago

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

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
12 months ago

She probably had a bunch of kids with her that made a mess, too.

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
12 months ago

Were you a "single mum" when you ordered $138 worth of food and drinks?

1337
Community Member
12 months ago

Maybe a celebration/birthday of some kind. Maybe she saved for long and doesn't have more money to spend.

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varwenea
Community Member
12 months ago

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

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
12 months ago

What single mom blows this much money? My parents remained married, but my mom was the primary earner, and that much money was the annual clothing-and-shoes budget for her two kids.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
12 months ago

Mine, too--but I'm 67.

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
12 months ago

Can’t afford to tip? DON’T GO OUT TO EAT!

1337
Community Member
12 months ago

Uh, what? :D

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Jen Cook
Community Member
12 months ago

If my finances are so bad that the $21 proper tip here would break me or means my kids would go without, I wouldn't be spending $140 in a restaurant to begin with.

Kerri Russ
Community Member
12 months ago

I was taught that if you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to eat there. Period. My 20yo son is an expert tipper after working at a sandwich shop and our lesson.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
12 months ago

My mother's tipping was so bad, I wouldn't let her leave one. (I took care of it.) After I bought her a tipping card, she used it religiously.

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Robert Catte
Community Member
12 months ago

Yes.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
12 months ago

Karen spotted in the wild! :D

Dirk Daring
Community Member
12 months ago

So you can't afford to tip, but you can afford to spend $138 dining out? Horsecrap.

CincyReds
Community Member
11 months ago

This is just shitty....If you can't afford to tip go to McDonalds...

Marty Sunderland
Community Member
12 months ago

If you can't afford the tip, single mom, don't go to a restaurant where tipping is customary and spend $140 on food. Stick with McDonalds.

Doris Bennett
Community Member
12 months ago

A REAL single mom could never afford such an expensive meal! That $138 could buy food for 3 or 4 days of meals at home. I know!

Annett Nyrud
Community Member
12 months ago

Depends on the situation. How many kids? Did one kid order more than planned? Maybe the bill ended up as more than planned. How often do they eat out? Might be the first time in forever, as a treat/price for (one of ) the kids, maybe for a major achievement...

Sorican
Community Member
12 months ago

then you plan on going someplace you can tip at. Yeah, maybe it's not the best system (it's not), but its the tipping system we have here. So not factoring the tip in when your deciding to go is a d**k move.

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J P
Community Member
12 months ago

So single mums are supposed to be bitches?

Daniel R.
Community Member
12 months ago

Wow. Just wow.

Danielle McHenney
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

If she d&mn poor WTF is she eating out.

1337
Community Member
12 months ago

She could have bee saving months for being able to pay dinner to celebrate something. We don't know her.

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Sue Clifford
Community Member
11 months ago

This one is just unbelievable.

Gail Cloutier
Community Member
11 months ago

A tip is NOT a gratuity. It's a WAGE. 15% is NOT a lot of money. We always tip 20% unless the service was bad. Then we tip 15%. Single mom! HA. What if the waitress is also a single mom? You just took a meal out of her child's mouth. GROW THE F^^K UP.

Berlinda Dunbar-Nye
Community Member
12 months ago

Wow, a mom of 42 years, the first part single, I wouldn't go out still and spend 140.00 for a meal if I was too broke for a tip.

Meami
Community Member
12 months ago

When I waited tables in college, there was a woman who would come into our upscale restaurant at lunch with her two kids (we didn't require reservations at lunch). She would order special requests that weren't on the menu (and took a ton of time to make), leave a huge mess, and then not tip. I used to dread it when I'd see her walk in and get seated in my section.

elfin
Community Member
12 months ago

So sorry to hear that his customer has spawned. We don't need more like her.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
12 months ago

You're a single Mom, but have enough to spend $140 on a meal? Being a single Mom doesn't entitle you to be an asshole.

1337
Community Member
12 months ago

Yes it does, actually.

Bette Noire
Community Member
12 months ago

If she can afford a $140 dinner, she can afford to tip the waiter. No. It is not an excuse. Ever.

The Upset Kitten
Community Member
12 months ago

Livable wages are the responsibility of the employer not the patron.

Ula
Community Member
12 months ago

What if the waiter is a single mum too?

Ula
Community Member
12 months ago

With 6 kids?

abby smink
Community Member
12 months ago

Damn, that 138$ could've bought several meals for your children, not the server's fault you're s**t at prioritizing.

Sorican
Community Member
12 months ago

it could have been a celebratory thing, or something. Still not justification for not tipping, but yeah.

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abby smink
Community Member
12 months ago

Shouldn't eat out then, sorry

cursed--alien
Community Member
12 months ago

Sorry, mommies don't get a free pass to mistreat wait staff.

TheGr81sComing
Community Member
12 months ago

i dont get it? it says: siwg/e mum surry???

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
12 months ago

"Single Mom Sorry". She's using that as an excuse yet ordering over $100 worth in food. That in itself can scrounge up a tip.

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Chicago Dog Lover
Community Member
12 months ago

Since waiting tables is such a difficult job, most people do it because they really need the money and have few other options. That server might have needed that tip for food. And not the $140 for one meal type of food.

Sorican
Community Member
12 months ago

not to mention, that table was probably a lot more work than a bill of similar for all adults.

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Leo H
Community Member
12 months ago

Single mom / sorry racked up 140 bill. Must be nice

Kim Lorton
Community Member
12 months ago

Single mom, but just spent 140 bucks on dinner? And no tip? Well, don’t spend this much ! You are a sorry butt Karen!,

Patrick O'Harris
Community Member
12 months ago

Thats a very often used excuse isnt it?

Dre Mosley
Community Member
12 months ago

That's not an excuse.

Brenda Owens
Community Member
12 months ago

If you knew what it was like, then why didn't you tip you selfish pig.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
12 months ago

I would have thought with that amount she spent on a meal, a tip would have been possible. However....any tip with her apologies may have been ruder.

Gary Born
Community Member
12 months ago

Yeah, right

Russian Otaku
Community Member
12 months ago

The right thing to do is never tip it's not the f*****g customer's responsibility to pay the employee's

BiLal Asif
Community Member
12 months ago

I don't tip so often even when i do it isn't more than 10 in this case a snob like me would have given her 140 or 143

Helen Troy
Community Member
12 months ago

She's sorry for herself that she's a single mom.

Corey Brown
Community Member
12 months ago

SINGLE MOM CAN'T AFFORD A TIP, BUT HAS NO PROBLEM SPENDING $150 GOING OUT?

Petra Christovová
Community Member
12 months ago

Come on, at least she is polite unlike most of the others in the list.

Catherine Richardson
Community Member
12 months ago

Still doesn't make up for it.

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#19

Thanks For Your Service, I Guess

Thanks For Your Service, I Guess

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Bathsheba
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12 months ago

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

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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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12 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
12 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
12 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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Truth Monster
Community Member
12 months 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.

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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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Mimi777
Community Member
12 months 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.

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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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wandile dludlu
Community Member
12 months 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.

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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
Community Member
12 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
12 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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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
12 months ago

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

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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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History Fan
Community Member
12 months ago

Oh boy, more underage drinkers..

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#30

This Tip I Got Last Night

This Tip I Got Last Night

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Annie di Angelo
Community Member
12 months ago

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

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