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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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
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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
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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
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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.

Christian Bradshaw
Community Member
12 months ago

I've never understood why people hate on people who work in restaurants or fast food.

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Blacksheep
Community Member
12 months ago

Stupid asshole, you were happy that this personn did this job when your lazy ass decided he couldn't cook for himself and needed someone else to do it.

cursed--alien
Community Member
11 months ago

You can't simultaneously demand a service and s**t on the people providing that service.

womb gremlin
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

repeat after me, if. you. make. fun. of. someone. elses. proffesion. you. are. not. allowed. to. benefit. from. its. services. its. not. that. hard. to. understand.

History Fan
Community Member
12 months ago

How bout you try a different personality? Or life?

Wanda Cardenas
Community Member
11 months ago

False sense of entitlement this piece of garbage has. I wish restaurants would have a s**t list at the door with the name of these miserable people to shame them.

Linda HS
Community Member
12 months ago

You should show the name of these people...

R L
Community Member
12 months ago

Immature handwriting

Jade Lynn - Panda's Brat
Community Member
12 months ago

If you don't respect the job of someone who is serving YOU then stay out!

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
12 months ago

Someone said that to my sister her first day as a waitress. Like, it's her FIRST DAY., Ease off!

CatWoman312
Community Member
12 months ago

What a s**t human being

Clearly sunny
Community Member
11 months ago

Waitressing is a s**t job. I hated it.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
11 months ago

The typical never tipper!

Courtney Christelle
Community Member
11 months ago

If you don't want to tip then stay home and make your own food, until then remember that these people are providing you with something you need!

Truth Monster
Community Member
12 months ago

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

52 Blue
Community Member
12 months ago

It's still a rude way to put it though

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Isaac Harvey
Community Member
1 month ago

If every service person did this, then who would work these jobs?

Jonas Alkstrand
Community Member
6 months ago

or they can get another job to afford the tip

Sue Clifford
Community Member
11 months ago

That’s just cruel.

Kimberly gibbler
Community Member
11 months ago

its awful but kinda funny

Imtiredandiwannagotobed
Community Member
11 months ago

Where’s the ghost peppers again, they’re asking for it this time!

Bob Hunnicutt
Community Member
11 months ago

You got a great tip

Michelle Hammett
Community Member
11 months ago

People do realize that MOST tips are left as cash, even when the bill is paid with a card, right??

Cathy Carey
Community Member
11 months ago

You know, maybe some of these are deserved.

J P
Community Member
11 months ago

I have actually come across a waitress that deserved this.

Berlinda Dunbar-Nye
Community Member
11 months ago

I just don't get mean people who need to share their mad with others. We're all trying to get thru life best we can. How hard is it to be kind? Or at least not go out of your way to hurt someone?

JessRS
Community Member
12 months ago

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Here to play devil's advocate: Maybe the waiter was terrible and that's why they didn't leave a tip?

Leo H
Community Member
12 months ago

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So this person is a d**k..so let's blast him/ her openly on social media ? That's such a passive aggressive karen move

JESSE REED
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12 months ago

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the waiter or waitress was probably rude and need a new line of work

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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.

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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
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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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