In the last several years, the subreddit, r/antiwork, has become the hub for many to come and express their concerns about unfair work policies and employment abuses and to defend workers’ rights.
One sibling who goes by u/Sylentt decided to turn to the subreddit to tell the story of their sister who recently was left to foot the bill of dine-and-dashers one night on her shift. Their sister’s manager expected her to pay the $200 bill out of pocket.
The OP (Original Poster) starts the story off by explaining that their sister relies on the job for extra cash as she’s financially privileged.
However, they continue by mentioning their shock about the restaurant expecting their employees to pay the bills of dine-and-dashers straight out of their pocket.
“This is illegal” Many Expressed Their Anger At The Sister Being Forced To Pay The Bill.
The OP explains that this wasn’t just a small order and that the people who came were a full family of kids and extended family members like aunts and uncles.
The OP expresses that they can’t believe that this is a legal restaurant policy as there is no realistic expectation of what their sister could do in this situation.
They mention that they would quit, but their sister decided to stay because she just simply enjoys working there.
Many were quick to agree with the OP, enraged that this kind of expectation falls on the employees even though it isn’t their fault. Others explained what the restaurant did is completely illegal here in the U.S.
One commenter explained that the OP’s sister needed to report this to the Department of Labor as wage theft, and another commenter explained that the sister should get a labor lawyer who could take the restaurant to court for wrongful termination if they tried to take the sister’s job for reporting them.
Family Sees Woman Crying and Decides To Foot The Bill For Her
Luckily, a family saw OP’s sister crying after the event and offered to pay the bill for her, so she didn’t have to come off the money all by herself.
So-called dine-and-dashing is not as uncommon as many tend to think. Almost 5% of restaurant goers have dine-and-dashed at some point or another in their life.
Many restaurants have policies in place for them in case something like this happens as a way to keep themselves and their business from losing money.
It’s also worth noting that dining and dashing is illegal and can result in either being fined up to $5,000 or facing jail time.
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