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Waitress Fired for Complaining About Tips on Facebook

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A waitress was fired from a Texas Roadhouse location in Ohio after complaining on Facebook about getting tipped poorly. According to WTOL, Kirsten Kelly apparently posted a status update on Facebook (now deleted) that said, "If you come into a restaurant and spend $50 or more, you should be able to tip appropriately for that." She says that she was frustrated that she often received tips of just "five or six (dollars)" on checks over $50. It turned out, however, that the customer Kelly was complaining about was her former classmate who was friends with her on Facebook. The classmate printed out a screenshot of the status update and brought it to Kelly's managers. Kelly was then fired.

A spokesperson for the restaurant tells WTOL that it is "corporate policy that employees are not allowed to make any mention of the restaurant on social media." Kelly claims that she kept the post "very vague" and did not mention a specific customer or Texas Roadhouse. According to CBS Cleveland, the chain says that Kelly was fired because she used "a derogatory name to refer to the customer in the Facebook post." Go, watch the local news story:

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· Findlay Waitress Fired for Facebook Post About Tipping [WTOL]
· Restaurant Fired Waitress For Posting On Facebook [CBS]
· All Tipping Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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