A Colorado waitress has taken to social media to vent her frustration and teach a lesson to non-tippers about labor in America.
Her post was accompanied by a passionate and articulate commentary about working as a waitress.
“You are the lowest of the low,” she wrote, speaking not just to the customer who stiffed her, but also to anyone who does not tip.
Then she continued with an explanation of the consequences of diners not adding proper gratuity to their bill:
You Have NEVER Seen A Liberal Lunatic Like THIS Woman
This is food for the week that our families will go without because you didn’t think it was necessary, even after asking for everything under the sun and receiving it free of charge, mind you.
Could you pay your bills based on that pay alone? Could you feed your family AND yourself? Because that’s what happens when you choose to not tip.”
Her facts are backed up by the U.S. Department of Labor, which explains that “An employer of a tipped employee is only required to pay $2.13 per hour in direct wages if that amount combined with the tips received at least equals the federal minimum wage.”
Cordova’s post concludes with a piece of advice. “Don’t even bother walking into a restaurant if you can’t afford to tip,” she wrote. “There’s a McDonald’s down the street if you’re that cheap.”