WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Outback Steakhouse fired one of its staff for posting a rant about not getting a tip from a church which made a $735 take-out order.
- Tamlynn Yoder spent most of her shift last week preparing a take-out order for 25 church members but she did not receive any tip.
- The Church contacted her the following days and she was finally compensated.
Tamlynn Yoder, a former waitress at Naples Outback, prepared an order consisting of 25 steaks, 25 chicken dinners and 25 sides of potatoes on Wednesday. The order was placed by Christ Fellowship.
The total bill was $735 for the 75-item order. When she got the receipt back, she got $0 tip.
Yoder expressed her frustration on Facebook venting on how she only got $18 in tips for the whole day. That’s from other orders because she was so occupied making the church’s order.
The following day, Outback fired her. The restaurant had explained that Yoder had breached company policy by making public details about its customers.
The 25-year-old said the Christ Fellowship leaders contacted her in the following days and compensated her.
She did not say the exact amount the Palm Beach Gardens church, Christ Fellowship, gave her, but said it was “more than 20 percent of the bill.”
“A few church families came together and gave it to me. It was a very heartwarming situation,” Yoder said.
“They told me they understood what was going on. They told me it wasn’t their intention to not tip me and actually gave me a list of jobs that were hiring. They want to help me find a new job,” she added.
Yoder told the Herald Monday that she plans on staying in the business and had finished filling out applications at nearby restaurants. She dreams of opening up her own comfort food eatery someday.
She is also planning to stream Facebook Live segments for her friends and followers who want to share their stories about non-tipping.
“I want people to know that it’s frustrating to do all this work and not getting paid to do all this work,” Yoder said.
According to Yoder, Outback has not contacted her since her termination.
Source: Miami Herald