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Applebee’s FIRES Waitress Who Posted “I Give God 10%” Reciept – Social Gones Mad

Applebee's Bell I Give God Recipt

Chelsea Welch the server at a St. Louis Applebee’s who earlier this week posted an online a picture of a receipt left by sanctimonious cheapskate “Pastor” Alois Bell has been fired.

“Pastor” Bell of the St. Louis-based and anti-gay Truth in the World Deliverance Ministries who refused to pay the 18% gratuity that was tacked on to her check for dining with a large party by writing “”I give God 10% why do you get 18,”

Bell has admitted to writing the note on the check to the server saying “My heart is really broken,” the 37-year-old told The Smoking Gun. “I’ve brought embarrassment to my church and ministry.” and said that it was “lapse in my character and judgment” that “has been blown out of proportion.”  But of course that didn’t stop her from calling the restaurant and  demanding that Chelsea and everyone else involved be fired.  And Applebees not only bowed to Bell but also apologized, offered her gift cards and  to have a brand new staff awaiting her the next time she dined at her neighborhood Applebee’s

Applebee’s claims it fired Chelsea Welch for violating a customers privacy by posting the  receipt online but Applebee’s itself does the same thing when a customer leave a positive notes.

This created a fury of rage on the Internet, with social media users taking to their weapons of choice and lambasting away, thousands at a time, against the restaurant’s decisions. Numerous “Boycott Applebee’s” groups sprung up on Facebook, along with “Rehire Chelsea Welch” and other similar groups. Applebee’s website has a “What’s the Buzz” widget, that shows what people are saying on Twitter about the company.  None of it good.

I’ve been a waiter and bartender in the past and its a thankless underpaid job.  The uber-religious use this scheme constantly masquerade their cheapness as piety and leaving religious tracts instead of tips.  If there wasn’t some degree of self-awareness attached to pulling that kind stunt, then people like the very godly Pastor Bell who demands that people get fired wouldn’t get so upset when their con is exposed.

Also much of the blame lies on Applebee’s and other restaurants that refuse to pay their waitstaff a living wage and pay the lest mandated by the Department of Labor $3.63/hr.  When all is said and done the government assumes that waitstaff is tipped at 20% and takes 8% out of their wages. To tip only 10% of the bill, means, that the server is actually to PAYING  for the customer to eat.

Stand up for Chelsea Welch, and let Applebee’s know they suck.

And as for Pastor Alois Bell.  If you don’t want to tip go to McDonalds and enjoy your Dollar Value Menu meal.

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Papa John’s, Applebee’s, Red Lobster To Cut Workers Hours To Avoid Paying For Health Insurance

Papa John, John Schnatter President, the CEO of Papa Johns Pizza has a net worth of about 350 Million dollars and is was a Romney supporter who held secret fund-raisers on his sprawling mansion grounds.  He’s also a greedy douchebag that to get around paying for Obama’s healthcare plan, the Affordable Care Act he plans on cutting ALL his employee’s hours to below the mandated threshold so he doesn’t have to pay for it because it would cost him too much money.

How much money would it cost him exactly?  About 14 cents per pizza.

Yes 14 cents per pizza is the cost of health care for his employees so they can remain healthy and be more productive.    This is nothing more than corporate greed at its worst.

And unfortunately Papa John’s is not alone.  Applebee’s, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster have all jumped on this bus.  Threatening to freeze full hirings and/or reduce employees to skirt the ACA regulations.

Now bear in mind that Papa John’s, Applebee’s, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster are not small businesses.  Each of these companies make millions in profits each year and its workforce is amongst the lowest paid and hardest working in the country.  And they care so little about the health and welfare of their employees that they would rather cut their already few low paying hours than make sure that they are taken care of.

Now this is America and they have the right to do with their businesses what they want, no matter how scummy it is.

But these businesses need to bear in mind that they are not the only pizza joints, seafood places, and italian restaurants in the country and a  loss of business, ANY LOSS of business will hurt them greatly and in Papa John’s case in the end it will cost him much more than 14 cents per pizza.

Its time for the people of America to stand up against these corporate misers who think that their workforce is nothing.

I for one will not be eating at any of these places from this moment forward.  And I would ask the same of you also until they state that they will not reduce thier workforce and hours.

This is America and as Americans its time that we start standing up for our fellow countrymen and begin to teach BIG BUSINESS that they are nothing without us.