Suzanne Parratt. (Image via Google+)
Correction: An earlier version of this post included a photo of the wrong restaurant. The Pig 'n' Whistle pub where Suzanne Parratt was employed is located at 58 West 48th Street, and not on the east side of Manhattan as was previously implied. The West 48th Street pub does not have the same management as similarly named establishments on the east side. Some text from the post has been changed to amend this error.
Bar and restaurant managers are always horrible. They operate from the assumption that everyone on their staff is one step away from quitting or stealing from the register, which in turn keeps everyone on staff one step away from quitting or stealing from the register. In the case of Midtown pub Pig n' Whstle in New York City, the manager looks to have discovered another thing that can go wrong with your staff. They might put your bullshit illegal labor practices on the Internet and turn you into public enemy number one.
Last Tuesday night, Suzanne Parratt reports that she was fired from her job after "3 suits" walked out on their $96 check. Suzanne was naturally pissed, because not only did that mean no tip for her, but she knew that the bar's (illegal) policy was to force employees to cover the check when douchebags decide to dine and dash.
Suzanne wanted to balk on paying out more than she usually makes in a Tuesday night shift just because the after-work crowd in Midtown is full of horrible people like these guys. So the manager put the pressure on her, telling her it would have to come out of her coworkers' tips.