PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Feb 13, 2018, 7:49 AM ET

Church compensates server who lost job over Facebook post

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A 25-year-old server who was fired from a Florida restaurant after she complained on Facebook that a church hadn't tipped her for preparing a large take-out order says she's now been compensated.

Tamlynn Yoder tells the Palm Beach Post that officials from Christ Fellowship church in Palm Beach Gardens contacted her after reports that she'd been fired from Outback Steakhouse. She says officials told her several families from the church gave the money to compensate her with "more than a tip."

The controversy began last Wednesday when the church placed a 75-item order. Yoder posted that she spent much of her shift preparing it and only made $18 in tips the rest of the day.

She was fired the next day. Yoder says the restaurant hasn't contacted her.

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  • KlintzDisqus

    Even on down days, no tipped employee can make less than minimum wage since the employer has to make up the difference between the lower wage for tipped employees plus tips and minimum wage.

  • virgillionhere

    Big deal, she posted a personal issue on Facebook. The church will survive.
    Overbearing policy or application imo

  • Holly II

    I don't tip on take out. Anybody tipping at McDonalds?

  • Brian 9876

    If you want a better story google Tamlynn Yoder and go to the palmbeachpostdotcom. The manager fired her because she violated the rules: Cathie Koch, a spokeswoman for Outback Steakhouse, told The Post that, per company policy, employees cannot post about customers on social media and can be subject to termination if the policy is violated.

    The Church's side of the story is also presented.

  • KRJ

    Whats with you people. This was no small take out. It was a huge order that took most of her time. There was so little time after they picked up she only made 18 bucks. It it were my company I would insist she be tipped. Scrooge is alive and well in America

  • Diana

    If it was a mistake on the customer's part, I wouldn't have given her anything after she whined on social media about it.

  • Tom M

    The "church" didn't compensate her...several families who were members of the "church" compensated her. Get it straight. The leadership of the "church" did nothing for her.