An ’embarrassed’ iPad fast food operator asks customers to tip

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A former yogurt store employee went viral on TikTok after admitting she was “embarrassed” about the tablet at her store asking him to leave a tip.

TikToker, known only as Alison, shared her video now viral on the social media site last week, writing, “As a former fast food operator, we are embarrassed when the tablet asks you for tips. I worked on frozen yogurt and had to order You can click on it and if I tell you to ignore it I will yell at me.”

Alison added, “The funniest thing is that 90% of the time people tend to tip. Like putting your yogurt in a cup. I’m just the cash lady.”

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iPads and other similar tablets are being used in place of traditional cash registers in restaurants and cafes across the country, with a screen asking customers to leave a bonus of up to 25% before checking out. This means that many Americans are now turning to coffee and fast food.

iPads and other similar tablets are used in place of traditional cash registers in restaurants and cafes across the country.
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Alison’s TikTok clip caught the public’s attention, garnering more than 315,300 views, with many outraged by the fact that they were asked to leave a bounty for workers who put in so little effort for them.

“He’s always at the weirdest job,” one complained. “Like all I did was put my cookies in a box, why would I tip 20% off?”

Meanwhile, other fast food workers left comments on Alison’s video, similarly saying they were embarrassed to ask for a tip.

“I just ran into at my job for not giving tips. Probably because I’m spinning an iPad after being charged $5 for a cupcake,” one Sassily wrote.

Alison's TikTok clip caught the public's attention, racking up more than 300,000 views, with many outraged by the fact that they were asked to leave a bounty for workers who put in so little effort for them.
Alison’s TikTok clip caught the public’s attention, racking up more than 315,300 views, with many outraged by the fact that they were asked to leave a bounty for workers who put in so little effort for them.
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“My superiors made me ask for tips. Like my mom, he [the customer] Just bought a bottle of water,” another rang.

However, there were also some advocates of the hint screen, with one man writing: “There’s a skip button if there’s a problem, I’m sorry.”

Alison also revealed in her video that she never received the tips customers left on her digital tablet. She did not reveal any other details, instead saying “It’s a story for another video.”

However, her clip is not the only video on TikTok that has been about the spread of the virus in recent weeks.

Earlier this month, a woman scored more than 2.9 million views after sharing a video of the stress that accompanies heart a digital tablet.

Tablets are often used by shopkeepers instead of traditional cash registers.
Tablets are often used by shopkeepers instead of traditional cash registers.
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