This is absolutely ridiculous, how could she get fired for something that trivial? If the customer didn’t want to be ridiculed, he shouldn’t have written the note. I’m a bartender and a server myself, have been since I was 19. Personally I love my job - it’s fun, I get to meet new people, and a lot of my friends come into the bar I work at, so it’s almost like hanging out. But I constantly get stiffed on tips, especially working as a bartender. People think they can just walk away after paying for their drink and not tip at all and they’ll be greeted back like a prodigal son the next time they get thirsty? Rubbish. I make $3 and hour on top of tips and I work a 13 hour shift. Most nights I only make around $100. That adds up to about $7.69 an hour, just over federal minimum wage. That’s less than I make at my third part-time job, where I make $8.65/hour. The arrogance of this customer astonishes me, and Applebee’s cavalier attitude towards their employees infuriates me just as much.