A server at Applebee’s received a receipt from a customer (a Pastor, apparently) which left her no tip for a party of 20 people, and read “I give God 10%, why do you get 18?” Another waitress, trying to make the scene into something more lighthearted, posted a picture of the receipt on her Facebook page. She left the signature visible. Once the identity of the diner was being guessed online, the story spread, and the waitress who posted the photo was fired.
I post this, partly to follow up on my recent post about Federal Regulations prohibiting employer’s from blanket bans on employee social media postings. If the waitress had posted the photo without the signature line visible, would she still have her job? Would she also have had to exclude the name/address of the restaurant?