I just read this story about a jerk 1% banker and was totally blown away.
For those who don’t want to click over, basically this banker went to a restaurant, ordered $133.54 worth of food, ate it, and paid. Except that instead of paying a normal tip of 15%, he left a tip of just $1.33, just 1% of his bill! Kind of a jerk move. But to top it off, he circled the tip and left a tip of his own: “GET A REAL JOB.”
None of this makes any sense to me. Has he not eaten at a restaurant before? Did he not know what to expect? When I go out to eat, I know that someone will be serving me food and I know that that is their job and they probably earn a living based on tips. Does he ever leave a tip? Is not leaving a tip his way of saying that being a waitress sucks so you should find a “real job,” which I’m sure is easier said than done?
The guy is clearly a huge jerk, but I don’t think he’s even thought through what he wrote.
If everyone had his mindset that being a waitress isn’t a real job, and if everyone got real jobs, who would serve his food? Who would shine his shoes? The world clearly revolves around this guy, but if everyone is like him, how will people continue to serve him? Also, what would the world be like with so many jerks walking around? Doesn’t sound like a pleasant place to be.
I applaud the banker’s coworker to snapping the photo and putting it on his blog, Future Ex Banker, which has since been taken down. But now that it’s such a popular story, he’s probably going to be outed, and maybe his blog title will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.