Banker Leaves 1% Tip to Waitress

Wow, this is disgusting. The UK Daily Mail reported yesterday about a major banking boss who left more than his arrogance at the Newport Beach, CA restaurant where he and a junior employee were dining.

After finishing a fancy lunch for $133 USD, the jerk boss left a measly tip of $1.33 (read: 1 percent) along with a curt written remark: “GET A REAL JOB”.

The message, which was captured via photograph and included on a now deleted blog post was presumably a slap to the 99 percent. The Huffington Post reports that the blogger originally gave some insight into the personality of his boss in that post stating:

“Mention the “99%” in my boss’ presence and feel his wrath. So proudly does he wear his 1% badge of honor that he tips exactly 1% every time he feels the server doesn’t sufficiently bow down to his Holiness. Oh, and he always makes sure to include a “tip” of his own.”

A few comments:

1. To the bank boss: Wow. In addition to being rich and arrogant, you are also a selfish bastard. We feel sorry for you.

2. You indicated that you would like the waitress serving you your meal to “get a real job”? Hm. Then who will serve you kale salad and grass fed bison burgers at boutique California restaurants? You might want to reconsider that thought. Perhaps your anger is a sign that you have deep, unsettled issues. Sure you might argue that you felt she did not provide proper service, or behaved in an unpleasant manner, but nevertheless, poor service would not be a reason to demoralize someone in such a cruel fashion. Don’t they teach social etiquette to the rich? Moreover, given that your colleague states this is something you do often, we’re going to go ahead and presume this nasty outburst was all about YOU.

3. Kudos to the colleague who witnessed this rude behavior, captured the photo and spoke up about it online. It makes us feel slightly relieved to know that some guys in banking are not horrible money-mongers out only for themselves.

4. One last word to the bank boss who had the audacity to write such a cruel note: Karma’s a bitch, buddy. Get ready for it to come bite you in the ass.


Link to UK Daily Mail piece: click here

Link to HuffPost piece: click here

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