Hold Applebee's accountable: Re-hire the waitresses who were unjustly fired!
  • Petitioned Julia Stewart

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CEO, Applebee's Grill & Bar
Julia Stewart

Hold Applebee's accountable: Re-hire the waitresses who were unjustly fired!

    1. Brian Poillon
    2. Petition by

      Brian Poillon

      Raleigh, NC

Two waitresses were recently fired for posting a picture of a receipt that included an incredibly rude note from the Pastor who had patronized the establishment. (One of the original articles can be found at http://bit.ly/YpJx64 )

If someone does not wish to give the commonly accepted, standard gratuity of 18% for a large table, in this case 8, they should certainly not blame their own lack of respect for others - nor their lack of generosity and common courtesy - on God. All Christians should know the basic commandments and, without over analyzing, NO Pastor should be using God's name in vain. I cannot think of a more heinous example of using God's name in vain than to use His name to avoid tipping those who have worked to serve you. This petition is most important for social justice for the job loss, but also for those who agree that this sets a terrible example for anyone who portends to be a good Christian. This is an example of the abuse of authority that we, as humans, have wrestled with since the dawn of time and hope - or pray - to overcome.

Julia Stewart, CEO, Applebee's Grill & Bar
Please re-hire the waitresses who were unjustly fired. Applebee's menu states that a mandatory 18% tip be left for parties of over 6. Please do not let anyone get away with having two women fired because they preferred to abuse the name of God rather than leave the tip that these waitresses deserved.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Debra Cruz TITUS, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      The large disconnect between these chain restaurants and their employees is evidenced once again. Please show some compassion, Applebees and re-hire the employees who work very hard for so little money and appreciation.

    • S Powers EUREKA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      It's wrong plain and simple. Do the right thing!

    • Carmen Rivera PORT ST LUCIE, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      I believe that Applebee's should have use better judgment and discipline method.

    • Geoffrey Garrett OCEANO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Being a pastor does not mean that your are a law unto yourself. This woman should reread her Bible and start treating people with the respect they deserve.

    • Pat Barfield SAINT PETERS, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      she should not have been fired because she was sticking up for her coworker and they work hard for their money


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