February 03, 2013

It was me under that rock

I was just tweeting my previous post and I realised that the whole business of Applebees sacking Chelsea Welch had gone viral.  I only knew about it because it came up in the sidebar of a Guardian article by Glenn Greenwald.

I said in my post minutes ago that the customer who got the server the sack should be named and shamed.

But see this from RL Stollar:

You’ve most likely heard about their most recent encounter with virality. But in case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a brief summary:
A waitress at a St. Louis Applebee’s lost her job for posting online the receipt upon which a pastor had declined to leave a tip, with a snarky note saying she gave God 10 percent.
After her dinner on Jan. 25, Pastor Alois Bell crossed out the automatic 18 percent tip charged for parties of more than eight. “I give God 10% why do you get 18,” she wrote above her signature.
Employee Chelsea Welch — a colleague of the stiffed server — took a picture of the receipt and uploaded it to the online site Reddit. She subsequently lost her job, an Applebee’s spokesman confirmed to TheSmokingGun.com, for violating a customer’s privacy.
Yesterday on Fox 2 Now, the pastor issued a (sort of?) apology.

So Pastor Alois Bell it is then.  Named, but shamed?  She's thin skinned when it comes to embarrassment but has she any shame?

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