Banker's One Percent Tip (1%) On $133.54 Check; "Get A Real Job"

(LAIST) In the food service industry, bad tippers sometimes live on in infamy. Entire books have been written about the plight of the waiter or waitress who gets left pennies that don't come near the standard 15-20% tip that is typical on a dining check.

One diner at a Newport Beach restaurant, however, used a recent $133.54 tab to express his disdain for his server's line of work by leaving a 1% tip and a note: "GET A REAL JOB."

According to the anonymous blogger of a just-launched site called Future Ex-Banker, his boss at a very large corporate bank hates hearing about the "99%" represented by the Occupy movement and shows his hatred by tipping a measly 1%.

To illustrate this, Future Ex-Banker posted a photo of a recent receipt from True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach showing his boss' meager tip and "advice" for a server named Breanna.

The blogger writes: "Mention the “99%” in my boss’ presence and feel his wrath. So proudly does he wear his 1% badge of honor that he tips exactly 1% every time he feels the server doesn’t sufficiently bow down to his Holiness. Oh, and he always makes sure to include a “tip” of his own."

A hostess who picked up the phone at True Food Kitchen said she had heard about the receipt, but she wouldn't say whether it was real or whether the workers remembered a customer like this.

"I am aware, but we have no statement on the issue," she said. "I'm not sure if it's a fake or not."

She did, however, confirm that the restaurant employs a waitress named Breanna, who is listed on the receipt.

Here is a pdf of the Blog from Future Ex Banker: Future Ex Banker Blog


  1. It has been reported that he above story was a hoax. However,I will keep the story posted until it becomes clear it is untrue. I have reviewed the two receipts shown on the internet and I believe the picture of the one posted on this blog is more plausible.

  2. Your post is really interesting, you have your own ideas, i love reading it. Thanks for such a cool blog. mdma


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