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I hope I'm not wasting your time My daughter works for a nice Restaurant,a customer comes in with a large group, took 5 wait staff to the serve them. The customer left them a $600 tip. (The staff knows they are not to drink with customers), The head of the customer group told them if they'd have a toast with him, they'd get an extra $1000. He said you guys better not loose your jobs over this. 3 of the wait staff took the toast. Management found out, they lost their jobs.The customer found out the layoffs, and want's his $1000 BACK. The restaurant pays their staff tips on a credit card. They're docking all the wait staff the amount to repay the $1000. Is that correct? … read more
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