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Red Lobster Employee Suspended For Posting Racist Receipt Online: Fair Or Foul?

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In an interesting story that occurred recently, a waitress at a Red Lobster in Franklin, Tennessee served two gentleman in the middle of her shift who were particularly rude to her. When she approached them and introduced herself as the server they insisted that they wanted the check and cut her off at her every attempt to speak. She stated that the customers ordered $45 worth of food for takeout and did not leave any sort of tip. After the customers left, she went to pick up the merchant receipt and found this written on it…
red-lobster-receipt-Karen Civil

After she read what the recipet said, Toni Jenkins (the waitress) took to the webiverse to post the racial attack to show everyone what had happened. In the post she wrote…

This is what I got as a tip last night…so happy to live in the proud southern states..God Bless America, land of the free and home of the low class racists of Tennessee

After the post on Facebook circulated and her manager’s caught wind of it, Red Lobster decided to suspend Toni (with pay) for violating company policy by sharing customer information. They had this to say…

We take this extremely seriously,” he wrote. “This kind of language is completely disgusting and has no place in our restaurant or anywhere else, and we are committed to getting to the bottom of what happened as quickly as possible

Some people have come at Toni questioning the validity of the recepit wonder whether she wrote the slur herself to create notoriety. Toni responded to that accusation on facebook…

I’m not reading anymore post or answering anyone else direct messages..I’m now getting harassed about the validity of the receipt. If u know me u know how to reach me.

A couple of things should be noted so there is objectivity present.

1. Are you supposed to leave a tip on a take-out meal?
2. If Toni informed her manager’s of the receipt herself, she probably wouldn’t have been suspended.
3.Toni doesn’t appear to be pressing a lawsuit on the gentleman for abuse or Red Lobster for wrongful suspension.
4. Even though Toni is “suspended” she has not missed a day and is being allowed to work her shifts

Do you think this was all a hoax or that Toni was indeed a victim of racial abuse.

Let me know
via Huffington Post


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