Chelsea Welch is now an unemployed woman after being fired by restaurant Applebee's for uploading a copy of a receipt to the internet for the public to see. The former waitress was upset at the fact that a pastor with a group of her ministry refused to leave the gratuity tip of 18% of the bill balance. The pastor clearly scribbled out the 18% tip.
She also wrote "I give God 10% why do you get 18%". then proceeded to write $0 for the actual tip, signed the receipt and left the restaurant. An angry Chelsea took a picture of it and uploaded it to Reddit.com in which it gained thousands of views within minutes. The frenzy humiliated the pastor so she got in touch with Applebee's corporate office and they terminated Chelsea. Rea the full story below via Sandra Rose.
An Applebee’s waitress is out of a job for publicly humiliating a cheapskate pastor who refused to leave her a tip.
Pastor Alois Bell apologized to her congregation and called it a “lapse in my character and judgment” to write, “I give God 10% Why do you get 18″ on her receipt after dining at a St. Louis Applebees.
Applebees is one of many national restaurant chains that adds a mandatory gratuity to every receipt. Pastor Bell took exception to the mandatory gratuity and left no tip at all.
Her waitress, Chelsea Welch, was so put off by the pastor’s rude attitude that she posted a copy of the receipt on Reddit.com, a high traffic website. The photo of the receipt quickly racked up hundreds of angry comments from Redditers.
“I originally posted the note as a lighthearted joke,” Chelsea Welch told Consumerist. “I thought the note was insulting, but it was also comical. I posted it to Reddit because I thought other users would find it entertaining.”
Pastor Bell complained to Applebees which terminated Chelsea’s employment. The reason: the receipt that Chelsea posted on Reddit included Bell’s signature, outing Bell to her congregation and the world.
Bell was forced to humble herself before her parishioners for bringing “embarrassment to my church and ministry.”
But Chelsea remains unapologetic for outing the pastor.
“Because this person got embarrassed that their selfishness was made public,” she said, “Applebee’s has made it clear that they would rather lose a dedicated employee than lose an angry customer. That’s a policy I can’t understand,” said Chelsea.
I guess the customer is always right huh? That really sucks. They had to find a reason to terminate her and coming from a place of retail, that is a valid reason. But in this situation, we know it was simply because the pastor was humiliated and embarrassed. She should have just left the damn tip. Yes you may give god 10% but yo ass collect another 10% from EVERY one of your damn church members every Sunday....cheap ass! This is why I stay out of church.