She Got NO TIP On A Nearly Two Hundred Dollar Bill, And Her Immediate Response Will…


A young mother who happens to be a waitress is trying to make ends meet…

A waitress named Taylar Cordova took to Facebook to put an incredibly rude customer on blast who tipped exactly ZERO DOLLAR on a bill that came to $187.43.

In the viral Facebook post, which has since been removed, Cordova posted the picture of the receipt and opened up about how she did not receive any tip from one particular customer so she took to social media to teach everyone the value of labor in America.

The screenshot of her message was later tweeted by Dinkleberg, who asked her followers for their ‘thoughts’ on Cordova’s message which she accompanied with a Facebook photograph of the receipt.

“You’re the lowest of the low,” she wrote in the caption, attacking the customer who did not pay her any tip. “Whenever you feel like it’s probably fine to not tip your server, that’s one more bill stacking up because they’re short on money”

Then she continued with an explanation of the consequences of diners not adding proper gratuity to their bill:

Whenever you feel like it’s probably fine to not tip your server, that’s one more bill stacking up because they’re short on money. This is food for the week that our families will go without because you didn’t think it was necessary, even after asking for everything under the sun and receiving it free of charge, mind you. This is one less basic necessity my daughter needs because even TWO more dollars is too much for you.

Every decision has a consequence. Servers are paid a base pay of $2-5/hr depending on the employer, so next time you don’t want to tip, regardless of the situation prior to receiving your bill, think about how much you would have to work that week off $2-5/hr to feed your family, not just you. Could you pay your bills based on that pay alone? Could you feed your family AND yourself? Because that’s what happens when you choose to not tip.

Her facts are backed up by the U.S. Department of Labor, which explains that “An employer of a tipped employee is only required to pay $2.13 per hour in direct wages if that amount combined with the tips received at least equals the federal minimum wage.”

Photo credit: Tax Credit/Visual Hunt, Mic

Then, Cordova offered some advice.

“Don’t even bother walking into a restaurant if you can’t afford to tip,” she added. “There’s a McDonald’s down the street if you’re that cheap.”

Cordova said she works as a takeout server at PF Chang’s.

Her points are solid, especially considering the amount of this bill: $187.43. Essentially, the person who decided to drop almost $200 on food deprived her and her child of at least $28. While that number might seem small, it’s much more when considered in the scheme of her argument.

Even if this patron was less-than-satisfied with their service, choosing not to tip at ALL on a bill this large is something we’re glad was called out on social media.

Sources: OpposingViews, MicU.S. Department of LaborAWM