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Pastor Who Left Sanctimonious Tip Gets Waitress Fired from Applebee’s

After a copy of her Applebee's receipt began circulating online yesterday, Pastor Alois Bell of the St. Louis-based Truth in the World Deliverance Ministries phoned up the restaurant and asked to have everyone involved fired.

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There's No Law

I believe a person of justice and good conscience acts appropriately out of respect for our fellow humans and reverences for God (or nature). There is no law that one must tip, but if you are older than 12 and ever had a job or friends that have had jobs... you probably are friends with a waiter/waitress.

It is common knowledge that servers are paid roughly $2.00 an hour and make their living from tips. It's just rude behavior. Being sure to treat your "christian" brothers whilst shafting the poor working waitress is not walking in the light of the lord. I tend to remember Christ talking about raising up the least among us.

There is a clear line between legality and morality. Just because I think this pastor is an ass doesn't mean I want the State involved. I'll just label her an ass, and root for the girl to get hired again. End of my involvement in this one historical event.... keyboard commentating

I do not profess to know what

I do not profess to know what Applebees pays it servers. The servers agree to this arrangement of payment do they not when they take the job? and then rely on customers to up the ante. If customers don't tip generously they are mocked, shamed and degraded for being cheapskates according to many posters on this topic as if they are entitled to extract what's in the customer's pocket more than go after the restauranteur...??? Undeclared tips has been a controversial topic for many decades. There is nothing illegal nor immoral in the act of "tipping", ( a voluntary expression of appreciation given for excellence over and above the expected)

The servers work for the customers not the restaurant.

The tips the customer leaves reflects what kind of master they are.

Free includes debt-free!

Sounds like public sector workers who think they..

are the ones paying all the taxes because there is "no way" that they can get away from paying them in full.

The "Pastor" claims to pay God 10%.. when in fact that money is going from the right pocket directly in to the left pocket.

Has God ever showed up to claim the 10%? I didn't think so..

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I try to change people every day. Do You?

is a "she" allowed to ....

....hold the office of a Pastor?

We're all about holding to the "absolutes" inferred/contained in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence here on this forum...perhaps someone might have the courage to call this woman a FRAUD, as evidenced by her disobedience to the law of the "God" she purports to represent?

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Who is to judge?

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Free includes debt-free!

Some "pastor".

:(

apparently

it gets even worse....apparently

The pastor's church is a street front store which doubles as a church so she can claim tax free liability. She runs the church/store and pays herself as a pastor. The items she has for sale are classified under church fundraising which exempts her from taxes.

TL;DR she is gaming the tax system by operating a store as a makeshift church. she pays no taxes and stiffs a poor women in tips because she is a greedy biatch.

She will be on the front page news I bet and be the first "church" since 2009 to be audited by the IRS.

moral of the story is...
1 make yourself a pastor
2 run your business as a church fundraising operation.
3???
4 PROFIT

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

I say more power to her for cheating the IRS. They're parasites.

Cheating servants is despicable.

Free includes debt-free!

She's (the pastor) just mad

She's (the pastor) just mad because she thinks she has to give God 10%.

Force makes people angry.

I am a pastor

and I always tip 20% out of principle even if the service was poor.
You never know when your generosity might make someone's night.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Or make some right.

Do good to those who would do you harm and heap coals upon their head.

Free includes debt-free!

Very cool of you. Waitstaff

Very cool of you. Waitstaff tend to get beat up on pretty badly by customers and sometimes stressed managers etc. They tend to appreciate and remember customers who are pleasant and maybe "sweeten the deal" a little bit. Of course the customers who are unpleasant and stiff on tips tend to be remembered more, like the pastor in this situation.

That she called and insisted the waitress be fired is proof that she didn't just have a lapse in judgement. She's an arrogant horse's ass. Applebees' management doesn't come off looking very good either.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

I delivered pizzas

for 6 months and I can remember the ups and downs of bad tips or no tips some nights. I also remember the time that someone tipped me $50 on a $20 bill around Christmas time and it made a huge impact on me. I want to be able to do that for someone else when I can.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Right on. ;-) Yeah I try to

Right on. ;-)

Yeah I try to be the customer that makes up, at least a little, for the bad customers that make things tough.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

So what is the libertarian philosophy on this?

On one hand, no one should be forced to pay a tip, on the other hand the establishment is usually quite clear on their gratuity rules for large parties. I think firing the waitress is a bit over the top, as it shows a lack of tolerance for something rather trivial. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise, waiting tables is not a very good job to begin with. I knew someone who worked at applebees and was fired for serving an underage/undercover cop helper a beer. People should just boycott applebees, I know I do.

Edit: and it goes without saying people should boycott this pastor's church. Just wanted to clarify that.

Theres a reason why Christ

Theres a reason why Christ warns us about pastors and churches.

Where

does he do that?

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

That is an interesting article

and perspective but in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 the Bible lists the qualifications for overseer (elders) and deacons which Paul inspired by the Holy Spirit has written. These were the people that God entrusted to care for the leadership of the church.

The Church was no "anarchy burger hold the government" institution. God had a plan that includes leaders. Are these leaders perfect? No but nothing in this life is.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Its a warning. Many people

Its a warning. Many people put too much trust in pastors and churches. No need to look further than the Catholic church and the abuses that goes on there. Christianity isn't church based. Its simply a place to study and socialize.

I agree with the first part

We should put our trust in Christ ultimately. People will always dissapoint us.

My church is more more than a place to study and socialize. People are connected with the mission of God there and encouraged to live their lives for him.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

No doubt. Study and

No doubt. Study and socialize are small words that describe many things.

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What a jerk...

If I went to this guy's church (with a little c), I probably would have already left it!

Why? Because I have a brain and can think for myself. So, now, not only does he stiff a girl who is working hard for the money waiting on tables and dealing with the (mostly) unappreciative public to make tips, but now, she loses the only job she had over this guy! Does God feed her or her kids? Yes, through her work!

A work that she no longer has thanks to this asswipe!

I just crossed applebees off my list of places to eat out!

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The only problem with your analysis...

...is that this pastor is a woman...not a guy!

:)

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Call applebees and let them know what you think.

Call applebees and let them know what you think.

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I personally will be calling to tell them I will not eat there until they apologize publicly and rehire this waitress.

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

called them and this is what I said.

I called them and this is what I said.

I'm calling to tell you that I will not be eating at Applebees until you rehire Chelsea Welch from a saint Louis branch and publicly apologize. She posted a picture with no discernible info of a rude customers receipt. You are damaging your reputation by firing this waitress.

took about 10 min to get through

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

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me, too...

I hung up and will call back later.

I told them I won't eat there again until they find some compassion for their workers that they pay SQUAT to!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

ditto

Emailed the to rehire her! thanks for the quick link!