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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Aleksandra Elias
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3 months ago

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

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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
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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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N G
Community Member
3 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)

TheSneakyNinja
Community Member
3 months ago

If you want to convert someone, you have to BE NICE to them. Why in the world would they listen to you if you do this??? This is just plain rude. Sure you can leave your tract, but at least give them actual money.

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

Funny how God likes real money to build churches, temples and to pay salaries to preachers....

Chicago Dog Lover
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't forget to pay settlements

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Luther von Wolfen
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3 months ago

"Christians" have been making Christianity look bad since 312AD.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
3 months ago

Honestly, since Judas betrayed Jesus circa 30 AD

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over it already
Community Member
3 months ago

Ugh. I had this happen SO many times when I was a waitress. It is such an un-christian thing to do!

Emilie Wylder
Community Member
3 months ago

only thing to do is run down to their church and give it back in the collection plate

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 months ago

Perfect!

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Samantha Robinson
Community Member
3 months ago

My eye literally twitched from aggravation reading this.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
3 months ago

When I was a waitress years ago at cracker barrel we had a guy that would come in for breakfast and every time only leave a $1 bill folded up like origami. He looked at it like the origami was a huge tip. Weird because we had to unfold it to be able to use it.

Chicago Dog Lover
Community Member
3 months ago

Nothing is worth anything if you die from starvation, living on the streets, etc.

Mohammad Ammar
Community Member
3 months ago

So do people like.. carry these around with them?

IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
3 months ago

I heard that The Jehovah’s Witnesses did this with a number next to it if you wanted to call them for whatever reason. Not very Christian.

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cursed--alien
Community Member
3 months ago

Y'know, you're not making your religion sound appealing by acting like that.

Catherine Richardson
Community Member
3 months ago

Money is necessary in our world to survive, soo....

Karen Klinck
Community Member
2 months ago

They seem to have forgotten a few things. "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's.' Jesus never stiffed a man in his life, and he rented a room for Passover. (the Last Supper) A man is worthy of his hire. (In other words, don't stiff him!)

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Just saying
Community Member
3 months ago

Christians who do this should repent and listen to St Paul, 'But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practise cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God'. (2 Cor 4: 2-3).

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
3 months ago

Hmm! I cannot imagine anything more insulting than this attempt to 'sell' their point of view.

History Fan
Community Member
3 months ago

maybe it's the ketchup bottle...we'll never find out.

Anne Reid
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s a Bible verse on the back, usually with an invitation to join a local church. I’ve seen a few on a Facebook group I’m in. Folks come in to eat after church services and leave these instead of money.

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Joe Reaves
Community Member
2 months ago

I bet the people who left this are the same people who go out for brunch after church on Sunday and then reprimand the waiter/waitress for working on the Sabbath.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
2 months ago

And swear at the other drivers on the road who get in their way while going there.

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David Jones
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, that will really get people joining cult.

Jill Bussey
Community Member
3 months ago

Not a Christian thing to do.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

I love when they leave mints for me to suck >:I

Victoria
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I'll be tellin my bank that when the mortgage comes due, I'm sure they'll come around [sarcasm]

Your Local Lizard
Community Member
3 months ago

Actual Money?

varwenea
Community Member
3 months ago

No

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backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

butt hole who left this

Karen Klinck
Community Member
2 months ago

And the really shitty part? *This* one's not illegal because only 1/4 is printed as money.

Sue Clifford
Community Member
2 months ago

This is one of many reasons why I am an agnostic.

Pandana
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, well, friendship and love doesnt pay the bills. That can come later when I know I wont die of starvation and get kicked outta my apartment

cute little cat
Community Member
2 months ago

f*****g dickhead

Imtiredandiwannagotobed
Community Member
2 months ago

What? Taco Bell leftovers in your food? Because the water bill for a toilet costs money.

1337
Community Member
2 months ago

wow :O was that the entire "payment"?

Kateryna
Community Member
3 months ago

This could be a good idea to put outside on the street. NOT as a tip, the main source of income for waiters.

Marianne Nielsen
Community Member
3 months ago

🤮

Erika Nichols
Community Member
3 months ago

I hate these chick publications. If you want to share the gospel leave a note with real money.

RavenClaw
Community Member
3 months ago

something more valable than money right now is you head .. for being such a asshole

Catto De Smol
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3 months ago

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MuddyPuddles
Community Member
3 months ago

genius!

Leo H
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3 months ago

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So it's shitty to preach to a server..but it's okay to be preached to by say starbucks

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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
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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
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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 🥭
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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3 months ago

Ugh. Just ughhhh

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#22

Who Does That?

Who Does That?

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Bardhi's Dad
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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
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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
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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
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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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