Media can have a strong influence and shape the way we perceive events and people in our society. Their power has been proved a million times before. This time, after sharing her story with a local news network, one woman corrected the injustice she experienced.
After being publicly criticized, the boss of a Texas waitress gave her the money from the$2000 tip she previously failed to receive.
Namely, Emily Bauer, 21, was working at Red Hook Seafood and Bar in San Antonio, when she was given the huge tip from an unidentified male customer. However, at the end of the shift, her bosses denied to give her the money, claiming that they could not process tip amounts larger than $500.
The mom-of-two then told her story to a local news network, and since then, the restaurant has been severely criticized by the public.
However, the establishment’s owner, John Cheng, had a different theory of the story. He said that the customer’s card had declined, so he couldn’t pass the $2000 gratuity on to Bauer.
Yet, several days later, he decided to resolve the issue and pay the woman $2000 out of his own pocket.
‘It’s Christmas time, and everybody is struggling. ready to give it to her as a Christmas gift.’
- Even though she was previously denied to get the money, after days of criticism, Texas waitress Emily Bauer has been given $2000 by her employer
- The mom-of-two was shocked when she received the check. Apart from the tip, the mysterious man also left a sweet message wishing Bauer a merry Christmas
- The incident occurred at the at Red Hook Seafood and Bar in San Antonio (pictured)
Restaurant management explained they have been inundated by abuse, as people believed they have stiffed Bauer out of the money on purpose. One employee said that they had ‘zero customers’ all day due to the entire thing.
Therefore, the restaurant management decided to write a Facebook post and prove that the $2000 gratuity never went through on their system.
‘Let me say the gentleman’s card would not let us post process the tip.
We tried multiple times, Emily tried, managers tried… Visa could not force a $2000 tip on his card, it was invalid then later declined. We cannot charge a card $500 four times it’s impossible and it’s a fraud.’