Tamlynn Yoder, 25, of Lake Park, Florida is now without a job after complaining about being stiffed a tip.
Christ Fellowship Church called the $735 order in and ‘had’ to send someone to pick up the order when it was supposed to be a delivery.
Yoder got upset she didn’t get a tip, so she aired out her complaints on Facebook. Here’s her reasoning for why she should get a tip even though the delivery service was absent from this scenario.
“We take the order over the phone, we put the order together, take payment and then take order to the car,” Yoder told the Palm Beach Post. “It’s a lot of work just as much as serving.”
On Facebook, Yoder called out Christ Church for stiffing her 15% which ends up about $110. A friend suggested that she delete her post and he would call the church to remedy the situation.
When Yoder went to work the next day, she was fired, and the church was given a full refund.
A spokesperson for Outback Steakhouse wouldn’t comment specifically about this incident but said their policy does not allow employees to post about customers on social media.
“We did not call the restaurant to have her fired; we wanted to get the situation resolved,” said David Lonsberry, an executive director of business for Christ Fellowship, in an interview with the Post.
Lonsberry said the person picking up the food probably didn’t realize he was supposed to tip considering it was a delivery order.
Social media had something to say about Yoder’s firing. Some supporter her decision while others disagreed with her approach.
#FederalTax laws require part of gratuities 2 be accounted 4 through gross receipts of the server. #TamlynnYoder was involved in preparing an order 4 over $700. Most restaurants charge 18% gratuity on parties of 8 or more. Firing Yoder was not how 2 resolve. – @KenzGranddad
@Outback Going to try #TexasRoadHouse for #ValintinesDay after hearing about #TamlynnYoder – If you consider gratuity part of salary compensation, stand with your hard working employees. – @AngieKessler
#TamlynnYoder, you want a tip? Here’s one: do your job, follow the rules and STFU, moron -> Woman fired from Outback Steakhouse after complaining that church didn’t leave tip: – @joeinthejeep
I don’t tip on takeout. That’s ridiculous. Separately, she was fired for violating Outback’s policy against posting about customers on social media. So it was the best resolution. – @Mister_Seattle
I think she should have called the church herself and asked if it was a mistake that they didn’t tip. Asked about how her service was. The church seemed very willing to give her a tip if she would have approached them nicely.