Atlanta bartender stirs controversy with viral video showing six receipts and no tips

TikTok user @dannibeautyfulbones made video over New Year’s weekend, lamenting customers’ tipping habits

Sheila Flynn
Tuesday 04 January 2022 23:31
Comments
These 10 Jobs were Seriously Affected by the Pandemic
Leer en Español

An Atlanta bartender has sparked a social media debate about customer service and tip etiquette after posting a video over the weekend showing six receipts left by customers that included no additional gratuity for her work.

Leafing through the receipts – which ranged from $14 to $120 – with perfectly manicured hands, @dannibeautyfulbones posted: “Bartending on a Saturday night in Midtown Atlanta.”

According to her TikTok profile, she works at Bowlero Atlantic Station, a bowling alley and restaurant in the centre of the city. Employees at the Georgia establishment directed The Independent to an HR executive who did not immediately return messages on Monday.

The video has been viewed more than 322,000 times and has garnered more than 8,300 likes on the platform, with many commentators horrified by the lack of tipping and others pointing out that gratuity is already included on many Atlanta bills and distributed among staff.

“I’m a bartender too, but girl it says additional gratuity,” @amandaeidlin1 said.

“Gratuity in ATL is like 18-20%. The tip is included in the total,” @ms.davenport commented.

Bartenders across the US are often paid less than minimum wage with tips expected to make up the difference.

The TikTok bartender followed up her weekend post with another post counting out a few $1, $5 and $20 bills, posting: “Since y’all wanna see my cash for tonight!”

Her latest post proclaims: “I go back to work Thursday night. See y’all then.

“Ima show y’all everything.

“My service, the tip bills, my cash & bill with the gratuity on them !!”

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in