A Chili’s server is currently looking for a new place to zing popperz and ritas of all descriptions after an angry Facebook rant she posted against a very poor tipper caught the attention of Reddit, 4Chan and then subsequently, the upper echelons of Chili’s management.
Facebook firings are not entirely uncommon nowadays as social media has kind of emerged as a megaphone cum nanny in the lives of many users — but the Chili’s server’s transgression was also unique in its clear-cut firing grounds territory.
The Chili’s server hasn’t been publicly identified, and the Reddit thread in which the drama unfolded is incomplete due to removed posts referencing her identity. On Facebook, the Chili’s server — who has been employed with the chain since 2009 — originally fumed:
“Next time you tip me $5 on a $138 bill, don’t even bother coming in cause I’ll spit in your food and then in your [misspelled expletive] face you cheap bastards!!!!!!!!!”
(Image below, but a full image recap of a supposed chain of internet outrage events [including a strongly worded letter from "Dr. Jimmy Rustles"] can be found on Imgur.)
Earlier this week, the Daily Dot spoke to higher-ups at Chili’s, who confirmed the server’s firing and stressed that food quality was a priority for the chain:
“A representative for Chili’s told the Daily Dot on Wednesday that a young woman was indeed let go by the company for “violating social media guidelines,” but her post was not brought to the company’s attention by ‘Dr. Rustles’s’ complaint form.
“The representative refused to comment on which social media guidelines the server may have violated or how, exactly, the company learned about the Facebook post. Instead, the representative repeatedly insisted that ‘the quality of food we serve is of utmost importance.’”
Aside from losing her job due to injudicious Facebook comments, the Chili’s server also says she has been inundated by fake friend requests from random users of Reddit and 4Chan.