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Woman who was sacked after receiving generous £8,000 tip shares bizarre reason she was fired

Woman who was sacked after receiving generous £8,000 tip shares bizarre reason she was fired

Linsey Boyd, a Michigan mother, received a $10,000 (£8,000) tip during her shift.

The woman who was sacked after receiving a whopping £8,000 tip has opened up on the bizarre reason why she was fired.

Linsey Huff - who also uses Boyd as her last name - was working her shift at the Mason Jar Cafe in Michigan when the unthinkable happened.

The Benton Harbor restaurant welcomed the most generous customer who decided to honour a friend who had recently passed away.

Linsey Boyd was given a $10,000 tip from a customer who wanted to honour a friend that had recently passed away.

According to Detroit Free Press, the middle-aged man said he was in town for his friend's funeral and wanted to spread some cheer with the gratuity.

Linsey said: "I just gave him a hug. I didn't even know his name at that point, but I gave him a hug. He then told me he left her a memorial of someone very dear to him and he wanted to do something kind and generous in her name."

She then took the $10,000 (£8,000) and split it with her eight co-workers.

What was supposed to be a beautiful dedication to the man's late friend, however, ended up with Linsey's dismissal, she claims.

She claims the generous tip resulted in her being fired from her job.

In a since-deleted Facebook post, she claimed that she lost her job because of 'all the drama, animosity and hurt' that ensued because of the tip.

According to the post, she was asked to take a day off work 'for things to settle down,' and didn't respond when she was asked 'in a professional way not to come back.'

Linsey says she was fired through a phone call on Tuesday (13 February).

She claims the back-of-house employees had become angry with her for not getting offered any of the 31,000 percent tip.

“I’m not going to give any of their names … because I don’t want to create a bigger issue,” Huff said, according to her lawyer Jennifer McManus, who told the Guardian.

“I would just like some assistance in getting this resolved.”

The café spoke out.

The lawyer claims her client was also fired after she was unwilling to reveal her angered co-workers’ identities.

“The people with the money … control the narrative, and the people that work for them understand that and often have to cower because of that,” McManus added.

“Through her own generosity, sharing this tip – honouring the requests of the person who had initially been so generous – she ended up losing her job.”

Restaurant owners Able Martinez and Jayme Cousins have claimed that her termination had nothing to do with the tip.

"We cannot comment on the nature of her losing her job due to labor laws and to protect the staff involved," they wrote in a Facebook post.

"However, I will say it had nothing to do with the tip. She did receive the entire tip, she did not pay taxes on it (the business did). Yes, she shared the tip at the request of the man that left it."

Featured Image Credit: CBS/Instagram/@masonjarcafe_

Topics: Social Media, US News, Money