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
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)
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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wandile dludlu
Community Member
3 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.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
3 months ago

I agree but if you go out to eat here then you know your waitress is only getting about $2.13 an hour.

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Hilary Mol
Community Member
3 months ago

If you can afford to eat out, you can afford to tip. If you can't afford to tip, either stay home or go somewhere like McDonald's where workers are paid a living wage and don't live off tips. It's pretty simple.

1337
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeey "stay home", so thoughtful.

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
3 months ago

"Can't" tip? Don't eat in a restaurant.

Tori Bishop
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly!

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Dominic Wong
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked in the food and beverage industry in Australia. Here, we do not expect tips normally. However, you do get tipped generously if you provide good service. That is what 'Tips' mean in our country. It's mean as a bonus and recognition of a job well done. In Japan, I tried to tip some hotel staff or restaurant after a meal, and they declined. To them, it's an insult to their honour (or something along those lines.) They think it is their duty to provide excellent service and they already get paid for it when they sign up for the job, regardless of how much they got paid. I understand that in the US, tips are large part of the waiting staff's income. But still, I don't think it's right if your waiter/waitress did not treat you well and still get a tip. It's meant to be a way to improve their service, like a bonus or something in a corporate environment.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
2 months ago

There is a minimum amount: 10% of the bill is 'normal'. (Actually, it's insulting, but that's neither here nor there.) Most people tip 15% for lunch or casual dinners; 20% is good dining, and then there's up. We ended up inconveniencing one poor waitress--and there were 17 of us!--and I gave her a 50% tip because she'd been run ragged, even though it wasn't our fault. So it depends. I know what you mean about Japan: they took the job, so they have to do it right. Period. But on the other hand, even if they do a lousy job--it could be that the establishment takes a large cut of their tips. It's not right, but it happens--and they *still* don't get a living wage!

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Arctic Fox Lover
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3 months ago

My mom has 4 kids and is pretty low-class financially yet still manages to pay tips.

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.

Full of Giggles
Community Member
3 months ago

I think your kindness is misplaced. Going on social media to unashamedly brag about not leaving a $2 tip is a bit assholish. She did it for attention.

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Leah Woodard
Community Member
3 months ago

It seems pretty obvious few of you have been both poor and a parent. It's a bill for $11; it was clearly not a 5-star restaurant. It's more than a little possible this parent scraped together just enough to feed their kids a cheap meal and the $1.75 tip was just more than they could do. 'Can't tip, don't eat out' is peak privilege.

Jonathan Armstrong
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, but then her post on twitter proved she probably could have tipped.

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Khadeja
Community Member
3 months ago

Ah, yes, that's all children are. An excuse to not tip. Of course.

Daniel R.
Community Member
3 months ago

And this idiot is proud of doing this? TF is wrong with people.

Lola
Community Member
3 months ago

Then don’t eat out.

1337
Community Member
2 months ago

Eating out = only for the privileged?

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Jen Cook
Community Member
3 months ago

I feel sorry for the kids.

Abhainn
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, I have three siblings, and the times my parents take us out, they always tip. if you can afford to go to a restaurant, you can tip.

CincyReds
Community Member
2 months ago

Like $2.00 is going to break the bank....get real

Dre Mosley
Community Member
2 months ago

If you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to eat out.

Moriann
Community Member
2 months ago

is this 'american' way of thinking? I'm living in europe, If I would like to eat out, I'm going out and I don't have to pay tips. Don't blame people who just want to eat something, blame your 'great american' system that it's not paying properly to the staff.

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Mary McFadden
Community Member
2 months ago

If you cannot afford to tip, you cannot afford to eat out. Stay home with your 2 kids. This from a single mom.

Dian Parama Kosala
Community Member
3 months ago

dude.. its $10 bill

Imtiredandiwannagotobed
Community Member
2 months ago

Uh, I don’t want your snot nosed brats as a tip.

Anna Repp
Community Member
2 months ago

This one is the only one that makes me feel sympathetic. I'm a single mom with a special needs child. I might not have enough money to pay my rent and still take my kid to a fast food place because that's the only food she'd take after literally not eating for days. I did find myself scraping for dimes and cents and even using a 50 cent coin from my coin collection because I needed to feed my kid the food that she'd accept. (and please no comments like she would have eaten if she was hungry enough - mental disorders do not work that way.) The amount above does not say "fancy restaurant" like many examples above. I can feel this mom who possibly had to spend the last $$ on her card for her kid and did not have anything left for a tip.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
2 months ago

Bull. Not when she uses her kids as an excuse for everything.

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Jonathan Armstrong
Community Member
3 months ago

She was so close to actually getting sympathy, then she posted that.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
3 months ago

This is not a big bill and millions have children . Is tipping essential at all transactions like this in the US?

Karen Klinck
Community Member
2 months ago

Foodwise, yes. In other circumstances, no.

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Hugh Walter
Community Member
3 months ago

For a meal that small, it's probably genuine, and she tried to explain, I don't think this one belongs on the page?

Ers
Community Member
3 months ago

Then don't have kids. The world is overpopulated anyway.

Gitte Scheipers
Community Member
3 months ago

I find it hard to force a customer to pay a tip. It should be a choice and if you say no it should be oke..., not like in this thread of course..., I always tip to next five we don't eat expensive

Dirk Daring
Community Member
3 months ago

15% would have been a buck sixty. This is just true pettiness

Julie C Rose
Community Member
3 months ago

People in countries where it’s all included in the bill also have kids. JSYK.

backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

Next time keep your legs closed if you can't afford them

Cathy Carey
Community Member
2 months ago

Tips are optional guys, remember that.

Danielle McHenney
Community Member
3 months ago

So don’t have kids. Condoms are cheap

David Gripon
Community Member
3 months ago

But still have enough to eat out....

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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
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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