Server given $4,000 tip says her employer won’t hand over money

Server given $4,000 tip says her employer won’t hand over money
Shikira Edwards was given a $4,000 tip earlier this month but she has not yet received it. (Fox13Memphis.com/Fox13Memphis.com)

MEMPHIS,Tenn. — A Memphis woman who received a generous, $4,000 tip still has not received the money from her job.

Earlier this month, Shikira Edwards’ manager told her a customer left her the tip at a Memphis Denny’s restaurant.

Edwards said she can’t get her money.

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“I’m just hurt that they would tell me something like this as a business and as being the owner to tell me that this is the only resolution as to look at if I’m wrong to ask for something I know I deserve,” Edwards said.

When we interviewed Edwards, her manager had good things to say about Edwards. He said they were trying to make sure the tip wasn’t a mistake.

Three weeks later, Edwards said the manager told her she had to track down the customer to make sure it was legit.

“You’re going to tell me that it’s my fault that I didn’t get the information on a customer when they left and tipped me,” Edwards said. “I don’t know who tipped me.”

Edwards said she wouldn’t be surprised if someone at the restaurant tried to keep it for themselves.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if, because of what they’re going through already that they need it more than I do,” Edwards said.

According to Edwards, the business is short-staffed and low on supplies and employees don’t want to be there because of other problems.

Back in October 2019, WHBQ reported that the restaurant received a score of 57 on a health inspection.

Since then, though, the inspection scores have gone up.