February 6th, 2014
10:05 AM ET

Great Day to Be One Of These Waitresses

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a customer in Illinois leaves big tips for three waitresses. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Three young waitresses working the Saturday breakfast shift in snowy Caledonia, Illinois, were folding napkins, organizing silverware, and just talking about what they call "life stuff."

That's when a customer finished her omelette and asked the girls their names.

She then took those names and put them on three checks for $5,000 each.

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  1. Habiba

    Those who earn more are not better than those who earn less, what we need is the blessings of God Almighty, The Provider.

    March 5, 2014 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  2. mike leder

    I worked as a server tonight in a diner at the Jersey shore, did not have the same experience. A lady ordered tomato juice and asked for lemon. When I returned to her table with her juice, she proceeded to freak out on me because of the lemon in her juice. With the recent increase in the minimum wage, service employees still make a staggering $2.13 an hour. So even though we make no more money per hour we have to declare one morr dollar per hour. Christies henchmen keep the good times rolling at the Jersey shore.

    February 7, 2014 at 2:20 am | Reply
    • Ryan

      $2.13 an hour? Jesus christ I knew minimum wage was low in the US but I didn't realize it was at poverty level. Holy fuck.

      I'm a Canadian, I'm from what was long since our annexation by Canada in 1949 Canada's poorest province. But even here in Newfoundland and Labrador our minimum wage is $10/hour, and that's to go up by $2 over the next 2 years.
      For Services it's $8.50 + all tips must be given to the employees, if a manager takes your tips he'll be sent to court by NL Department of Labour and destroyed.
      I feel very bad for your situation and I hope a windfall comes your way sometime.

      My sympathies for all your country's minimum wage workers.

      February 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Reply

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