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Cheesed off! Food-truck worker fired
after tweeting Wall St. group stiffed
him on tip after $170 order

New York Post, by Natalie O´Neill

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Posted By:PChristopher, 8/1/2013 8:37:23 AM

Here’s a tip — don’t tweet about getting stiffed! A fed-up cook who worked at the popular food cart Milk Truck was canned for using Twitter to call out Wall Street executives who racked up a huge tab and didn’t leave a tip. “I’ve had plenty of food-service jobs and I’ve kept my mouth shut — but this time I figured, I’m sick of this,” cook Brendan O’Connor, 24, told The Post yesterday. O’Connor was flipping fancy grilled cheeses near the South Street Seaport in the Financial District on July 22 when a group of workers

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I´m not even sure what the etiquette is in this situation. You don´t tip at McDonald´s or Burger King or Starbucks or other food counter operations, at least not that I´ve ever seen...should the food truck guy have been tipped?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/1/2013 8:54:00 AM     (No. 9452649)

Don´t believe otherwise. The Wall Street Exec´s who stiffed the minimum wage worker are typical New Yorkers, no different than Weiner and Spitzer.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 8/1/2013 8:54:56 AM     (No. 9452651)

What service did he provide? You can´t make your own sandwich.

It was like the Starbucks employee once interviewed saying he deserved a tip because it was hard making an espreso,

I also once read a blog from a waitress saying that she deserved a 25% tip, because the price of the meal was so high. (it´s a percentage dummy.)



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Reply 3 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 8/1/2013 9:04:25 AM     (No. 9452678)

I´m in favor of tipping, not stiffing. When in doubt, tip. It won´t kill you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 8/1/2013 9:08:34 AM     (No. 9452687)

$170 for 10 sandwiches and 5 milkshakes? Wow. Prices have certainly increased since my days of buying lunch at a So San Francisco roach coach...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/1/2013 9:17:48 AM     (No. 9452708)

Most of those sidewalk fast food deals are franchises. So the Wall Street guys just figured the guy cooking was the owner. And the owner is certainly making plenty, at those prices.

Honest mistake.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: big red navy cheif, 8/1/2013 9:25:10 AM     (No. 9452720)

No one owes a tip. I tip heavily when we eat out, but that doesn´t mean anyone ever MUST tip. This guys whole attitude is one of entitlement. And calling out "Did you mean to stiff me?" when they paid is simply rude and self-serving. Right there you see who O´Connor is.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: southernboy, 8/1/2013 9:32:20 AM     (No. 9452730)

Doesn’t he make a profit on his sales? $170 for a ‘dozen sandwiches and five milkshakes? Sounds like a ripoff to me. And he expects a $30 tip on top of this?



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Reply 8 - Posted by: skedaddle, 8/1/2013 9:41:27 AM     (No. 9452753)

When Brendan eats at a restaurant, does he go in the back and tip the cook? I don´t think so. I´ve drawn the line at tip jars for people pouring coffee, etc. Enough is enough.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/1/2013 9:47:02 AM     (No. 9452772)

We don´t tip at fast food places and food carts here.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/1/2013 9:50:37 AM     (No. 9452780)

Read the article - his gripe is really about his boss who expects him to make "perfect" sandwiches. As though that was an imposition for an employee who makes only sandwiches.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/1/2013 9:51:45 AM     (No. 9452783)

PS. Those who think this guy owns the truck didn´t read the article. Sometimes our not reading an article before posting is revealed in our post.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: wws, 8/1/2013 10:03:36 AM     (No. 9452815)

Silly boy, he shouldn´t have gone public, he should have done what all the other delivery boys do. If they don´t tip, spit in their sandwiches the next time and don´t tell anybody.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/1/2013 10:43:21 AM     (No. 9452900)

If you guys think these food trucks are raking in the dough, you really need to research all the fees that the city and the state take out of the pockets of the owners. It ain´t cheap running one of these things.

The Wall St. guys should have tipped. But then most of the Wall St. guys aren´t in the business of being nice.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/1/2013 11:29:47 AM     (No. 9453035)

For being able to sell a dozen grilled cheese sandwiches and five milkshakes for $170.00, it should have been the guy´s boss giving him a big tip!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: el zopilote, 8/1/2013 11:32:52 AM     (No. 9453040)

There´s a sign in the customs area of the
Sydney, Australia, airport that says "There
is no tipping in Australia."

That´s the easiest way to solve the "do
I tip or don´t I tip. Civilized.


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