Waffle House Employee Gets $1,000 Tip, Company Apologizes For Taking It From Her

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  • What happens when you’re a waitress who’s tipped $1,000 for your service?

    Well if you work at the Waffle House your job may take it from you.

    That’s the story of Shaina Brown, an employee of the popular late night diner.

    Around 3am on Mother’s Day Brown received a $1500 tip from her customer. The only request? Give another patron the $500 and she would keep the remaing $1,000 for herself.

    She would soon find out that according to Waffle House policies, a tip of that amount was forbidden, and she would not be allowed to keep the money — her money.

    The company issued a statement on its Facebook page after the story of Brown’s reached a  nationwide audience.

    Charlotte Observer reports:

    “This has given us cause to review our procedures so we can get tips to our associates quicker in these unusual situation.,” said the Waffle House post. “It says a lot about this customer that he was willing to tip our associate this generous amount. Our intentions were for the associate to get her tip all along. We are sorry that our associate and the customer are having to go through this.”

    A Waffle House spokesman said the policy is intended to protect the restaurant in case generous tippers change their minds and having credit card companies retrieve the money.

    Brown later received a check for $1,000 from the customer.

    You tell us, fair or unfair?

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