To those that think it is cool to just walk out in a check while in a restaurant, let me personally tell you it’s not!!
I, the server have to pay for the $170 tab you decided to walk away from. As I consistently checked on you and bought you exactly everything you asked for with a smile and grace. You and your MacBook typing friends all decide to walk out on me. Today I have to take in a speech from my boss about securing tabs and that it was my responsibility.
When is it the responsibility of the guest to take some type of fault in their action. One thing I dislike about the service industry is that no matter how wrong that guest is I have to take the heat.
So here goes, $170 off my check and a write up that will forever be in my record. Now I’ll have to wait 6 months until I’ll be able to transfer anywhere in the company. Thank you for being so careless, more like thoughtless when I did all I could to assure you had a smooth experience.
Please do not use, oh I forgot to pay the tab as an excuse because maybe if you and your team took two seconds to look at me while I served you and acknowledge me it would have never happened. So consumed in “work” you’ve become disrespectful to the help. Ignorant at that!
I bet you would not even remember my name as I introduced myself to the table.