Classically trained stiff. American chef Mario Batali and one of his business partners have settled a $5.2 million dollar lawsuit with waiters, bartenders and other employees for stealing tips at his restaurants.
It has been reported that the celebrity chef would take between 4 to 5 percent of his employees gratuity each night. He would then allocate the stolen money as profit. What a scumbag.
Stealing hard-earned tips from your neediest employees is a low-down, dirty shame. Batali should have his right to own a restaurant revoked and be banned from the culinary world. He should also have to live off a waiter’s income for 3-5 years to understand the high demands and low rewards associated with serving others.
Waiters have one of the toughest jobs, and are usually people who are struggling to pay rent and feed their families. They are constantly under appreciated when it comes time for customers to pay their bills, often getting jilted on their tips. The overweight ginger has tarnished his name and lost respect from his peers with this stunt.