source: facebook.com

Here's a Tip: Shut Up! Server Fired for FB Post Saying Natives Bad Tippers

ICTMN Staff
9/9/13

A server at Famous Dave's in Bismarck, North Dakota, is out of a job after posting a photo on Facebook that implied Native Americans are bad tippers.

Over the weekend, Bismarck was the site of the 44th Annual United Tribes International Powwow. On Facebook, an unidentified server posted a photo of herself holding a sign that reads:

Spare change? Help I'm a server at Famous Dave's on Pow Wow weekend! Anything helps! 5¢ 25¢! Its more than my tips

Last Real Indians publicized the unpleasant image by posting it to the site's official Facebook page. That post (which appears to have been deleted) suggested Natives boycott the restaurant and sparked hundreds of comments from angered American Indians.

Famous Dave's founder Dave Anderson is Choctaw and Ojibwe, and is a former Assitant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior.

Both Anderson and the Bismarck restaurant's manager, Mike Wright, posted comments about the incident on Facebook. Wright's comment reads, in part, "When an employee decides to make an ass of him or herself they can now do it for all to see. Sadly, for reasons unkown to me, often times bitter employees also try to embarass the employers and taint the businesses where they work. Clearly a recent post by a now former employee fits this description."

You need to be logged in in order to post comments
Please use the log in option at the bottom of this page

POST A COMMENT

Comments

Michael Madrid's picture
Michael Madrid
Submitted by Michael Madrid on
I can't help but wonder if she would have posted this incriminating information about her White customers? Either way, the problem has been taken care of and someone HOPEFULLY learned a lesson. Native Americans are a lot like any other people when it comes to tips - they tip well for good service. Maybe this girl's Native prejudice was showing through while at work and NDNs picked up on it.

curtj's picture
curtj
Submitted by curtj on
Maybe it is time our so called leaders start a push for a mandatory Indigenous History curriculum into our school system. We know our history and it is disdained by the descendants of the original illegal European illegal immigrants who stole and murdered their way across this country. How many of our people actually educated themselves to the history of this continent prior to and after syphilis afflicted famed slaver, rapist and mass murderer. Columbus stumbled onto the shores of this hemisphere? how many of our leaders know that 3 years after Squanto saved the pilgrims mangy butts that the Pilgrims murdered their Indigenous saviors including Squanto? Our leaders are so full of themselves, holding their hands out begging for money while their lands and resources that could help their people, are being stolen. Not one iota of thought to bring their concerns and complaints to the Indigenous Peoples forum of the United Nations to demand reparations for the lands and resources stolen. Our so called leaders all right. Trained to think inside of a box looking out , based on parameters, philosophies, ideals and deeds of a race of people, whose profit making enterprises, consist of how much resources and lands they can steal. Our so called leaders cannot make that distinction that the policies the feds and states use against the Indigenous here, are used against the Indigenous worldwide, invading and manipulating countries to allow the foreign owned conglomerates to steal their resources and lands. America spends trillions to use against us and others, to allow millions and billions in profits to the likes of the Cheneys, Scalias, and Bushs, and the rest of the neo con led Washington political prostitute cabal here in America. They get the profits and America gets the trillion dollar bill and resulting terrorist attacks.

Zach's picture
Zach
Submitted by Zach on
Nothing like a race war to cloud our minds in the midst of a worldwide travesty....Really people? So what...she made a remark about bad tippers as a joke....and because you stand for idiocy, you allow it to upset you....WORDS ONLY HAVE AS MUCH POWER AS THEU ARE GIVEN BY THE READER...

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous
Submitted by Anonymous on
Learn how to tip and not be greedy! Remember she works for tips and doesnt get a federal handout. Oh and she never killed Indians so you two are ignorant.

nothingtoseehere's picture
nothingtoseehere
Submitted by nothingtoseehere on
"We know our history and it is disdained by the descendants of the original illegal European illegal immigrants who stole and murdered their way across this country." umm you guys are immigrants to this land called north america too... Do you REALLY know your history? i dont think so... did u know that ALL "natives" (politically correct term today is first nations BTW) actually migrated here from mongolia once upon a time? "How many of our people actually educated themselves to the history of this continent prior to and after syphilis afflicted famed slaver, rapist and mass murderer. Columbus stumbled onto the shores of this hemisphere?" You DO KNOW england france canada USA russia china holland and many other countries are all in the same hemisphere right?? "Not one iota of thought to bring their concerns and complaints to the Indigenous Peoples forum of the United Nations to demand reparations for the lands and resources stolen." here in canada (and I KNOW in the usa too) they have given millions if not BILLIONS back to the first nations as apology for something WE DID NOT DO (our ancestors sure, but it wasnt us...) we have been saying sorry for nearly 200 years!! not to mention the HUGE swaths of land that you are given "They get the profits and America gets the trillion dollar bill and resulting terrorist attacks." been living under a rock the last century or so?? USA hardly has terrorist attacks. (compared to other first world countries) many "terrorist attacks" are US citizens pissed off at their governemnt... also they make "trillions of dollars off 'your land'..." your land must be pretty valuable as the US is $14.3 trillion in debt... NOW. Before you call me a racist, i will say I am not. I have many first nation friends. they all know where they come from. they have their heritage yes. but they know where they came from! people like you make me sick. clouded by hate instilled into you from your parent, and their parents and so on. we have (us white folks) admitted our ancestors wrong doings. Do you apologize to other tribes for decimating them? Simple answer... NO... learn the TRUE facts! you guys were the first to settle these lands. you did NOT COME from these lands.. nobody did. do some research heres a place to start. theres also countless documentaries and other articles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_peoples_of_the_Americas
5