No, I don’t work for the restaurant. I work Armed Security. In the last month, I’ve spent four Midnight to 4am shifts working a certain National-Chain restaurant just off the freeway in a very ethnically mixed major city in middle America. The majority of the customers I see are Asian or Black.
OK people, learn how to motherfucking tip!
Black couple. Two large meals, ordered another two full meals to-go. Tipped 12 cents. TWELVE FUCKING CENTS.
Two Asian couples. Orders tons of food, made lots of special requests. Ordered an entire pie and had the staff sing happy birthday to one of the girls. Left a $2 tip. Oh, and they left something else too. One of the girls had her period all over the booth.
Two Black women. Surly as all get-out. One wanted to send back her eggs because they were cold. When the waiter comped them, she suddenly didn’t want to have them heated and ate them as is. Obviously they weren’t too cold. When I walked by headed for the kitchen, she snarked “Stop gawking at me!” It’s my job to look at everyone, you stupid cunt. They walked out leaving $4 on the table, apparently to pay for all the other non-comped food and the tip. I had their plate and car description, ready to call the cops, but the waiter, as visibly upset as he was, just comped the rest of their food and kept the money as a tip.
Several other similar stories.
Talking with the staff people, NO ONE wants to work those shifts. Tips suck ass. One spoke about having groups of 9, 12 and 14 in one night, and making a total of $25 in tips for the eight hours. At least half the people who come in are assholes; disruptive, surly and disrespectful. Hell, I can see why they have people like me sitting there. People are a whole lot more settled when they can look over and see a badge and a gun.