Outback Steakhouse Waitress Fired For Complaining


A 25-year-old server who was sacked from a Florida restaurant after she complained on Facebook that a church hadn't tipped her for preparing a large take-out order says she's now been compensated.

'We take the request via telephone, we set up the request together, take installment and afterward take request to the auto, ' Yoder told the Palm Beach Post.

When her friend called the church to complain after reading Yoder's post, the church tried to make it right.

Wednesday night, Christ fellowship Church called in the delivery order.

Yoder posted on Facebook about what happened and after learning of her frustration, contacted the restaurant to make things right, she said.

But when Yoder showed up for work the next day, she was sacked. But when a friend saw her post he urged her to take it down and said he'd contact Christ Fellowship directly to see if they'd remedy the situation.

While it's hard to argue the waitress didn't have a point, she still took some heat via Twitter for her Facebook complaint, as many defended the church which was unfairly being "raked over the coals" and slamming Outback for their poor response.

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"Thank you all very much for expressing your concerns", the church said in a statement on Facebook.

A GoFundMe page has been set up in the hope of raising $6,000 for Yoder so she can "get back on her feet". "One day I would like to own my own restaurant", Yoder told the Post.

Yoder then took to Facebook to complain that the Christ Fellowship had gone miser while giving her a tip. However, instead of allowing this, the restaurant chose to fire the server and even reportedly reimbursed the church for the original $735, much to the chagrin of church officials. Instead, Tamlynn was sacked for breaking company policy that indicated employees aren't allowed to post about work on social media. "Coming in to eat or takeout, you should automatically be wanting to tip 15 per cent". The minimum wage for a tipped employee is said to be approximately $5.23 in Florida.

'We are sorry to learn about this circumstance and our pioneers have been told about it.

The church was extremely apologetic, claiming the person who picked up the order didn't know they were supposed to tip.

Yoder is looking for a new job and says that she'll stay in the service industry. 'From that point you either go up or you go down, in light of administration'. Although opinions vary on tipping for carry-out orders, Yoder says it's a must.