Monday, December 9, 2013

Lesbian Waitress From NJ Gallop Asian Bistro Fired After Lying About Tip Incident

Dayna Morales

Image courtesy of NBC4 New York

Morales, a former Gallop Asian Bistro waitress, a lesbian and a former Marine Veteran who posted on a Facebook page in November that a family of four denied to give her a tip after serving at their table due to her "life style" has been fired from her job.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 9, 2013

Bridgewater, New Jersey - On Saturday, Dayna Morales, 21, was terminated as a waitress from the Gallop Asian Bistro restaurant in New Jersey after it was learned from a New York local news station that she had lied about not getting a tip from a family of four because of her sexual orientation and life style. Last November, Morales posted a photo of a receipt for $93.55 on the "Have a Gay Day" Facebook (FB) page, which showed that a customer failed to give her a tip because she was gay. 
On November 23, Morales posted a photo of the receipt and comment on the Have a Gay Day FB page. Morales comment, "I'm a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, NJ and THIS is what happened to me today.....The note says "sorry I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle & the way you live your life" 
NEVER in a million years did I think this would happen. Not only was it a family with two kids, but as I introduce myself and tell them my name is Dayna - the mom proceeds to look at me and say "oh I thought you were gonna say your name is Dan. You sure surprised us!
"I am THOROUGHLY offended mad pissed off and hurt that THIS is what her kids will grow up learning and that I served in the Marines to keep ignorant people like them free. Sorry lady but I don't agree with YOUR lifestyle and the way you're raising your kids but you didn't see me throwing that in your face and giving you shitty service. Keep your damn mouth shut and pray we never cross paths again. Dayna M."
The FB posting went viral on the social networks and was reported by national and local news outlets. People began to send donations totaling more than $3,000 to Morales at the restaurant.
But the customer who was being accused by Morales of not tipping her contacted a New York local news station and told them that Morales had made up the story because they never wrote a note on the receipt and did in fact tipped Morales.
The restaurant management now says after firing Morales on Saturday for her alleged deceit, that the donations generated will be donated to a charity.
On November 29, the customer and his family of three who were being accused by Morales that they didn't tip her because she was gay, contacted and provided local NBC4 News New York with a copy of a credit card receipt from the restaurant and a statement from the credit card company showing a total of $111.55 that they indeed included an $18.00 tip in the bill that Morales claimed wasn't included.
The management at the Gallop Asian Bistro restaurant posted the following statement in their FB account on Saturday, "The Gallop Asian Bistro has taken seriously the allegations made by Ms. Dayna Morales, and those made against her. Despite news reports to the contrary, this is not a simple, straight-forward matter and we have conducted our own internal investigation. The results of that investigation are inconclusive as to exactly what happened between Ms. Morales and the customers that night. However, in light of the investigation and recent events, both Ms. Morales and Gallop Asian Bistro have made a joint decision that Ms. Morales will no longer continue her employment at our restaurant. We wish her well in the future."
Morales is not commenting about her recent tipping deceit and why she actually did it.

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