Former Server's Controversial Tipping Hack Divides People Online

If you've ever worked in the food service industry, you know it's hard work. That's especially true when you're wait staff at a restaurant. Many servers rely on tips to make more money to cover their bills.

So this one former waitress recently revealed a "tip" that may come off as pretty controversial. Let's find out more about it, shall we?

It's a sad truth that many restaurant servers often make less than minimum wage.

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And some of them get pretty lousy tips on a daily basis. So what is a person do to but not get creative? That's exactly what this one waitress used to do.

And now she's sharing her sneaky tip with the rest of us.

Apparently, she used to add coupons to her cash tables after they paid, so she could have a bigger tip. OMG, is that right? I had no idea that was even possible.

Honestly, I would never have thought of this idea.

Getting cash as a tip is a great way to boost your pay as a server. And this former server found a loophole to ensure that she got more whenever she could.

But this online admission didn't come without causing a bit of controversy.

Some people called this lady out for blatantly stealing. Technically speaking, she's "taking" the money from the restaurant she worked for and lining her own pockets with it.

However, in her defense, she did use a coupon, so what's the harm?

As a customer, you're still paying the same amount, so who cares if she's the one who pockets the extra cash? Is there anything wrong with that?

On the other hand, the coupon is there for a reason.

And that reason is to save the customer money and not the server. What if she applied the coupon and let the customer know. That way, when they come back, they could repay the favor with a bigger tip, huh?

What do you think of that idea?

I know, it will only work for repeat customers and not some random person who just happened to visit the restaurant once. But she could use this to strengthen the relationship with her existing customer base, no?

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I was actually surprised how many people had no issues with what this former waitress did. They argued that most wait staff make way less money than they should as is, so this is a harmless way to help them pay the bills.

So, what's your take on what this lady confessed to?

Are you all for it? Or do you think she was wrong for doing that? Honestly, I can see both sides of the coin, but in the end, I don't think there's a lot of harm in that.