A waitress was distraught recently after a rude customer left a horrible message on the bottom of a receipt. Just wait until you see what was written...

Now, working in hospitality is tough.

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Many of us have had to work behind a bar or earn money waiting on tables at some point, whether it be as a part-time weekend job or a job to fund school studies.

It takes a certain personality to be able to work in this kind of environment...

Hospitality requires a lot of hard work and resilience and, often, the work can be very rewarding.

But for many people...

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Working in hospitality is a full-time profession, and it is the only way to earn money.

But it is a well-known fact that here in America...

Waitresses aren't paid well, at all.

It's shocking...

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And it is an utter disgrace at how little they are paid per hour, with many being paid as little as $2.

This is a very sad reality for a lot of people...

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Especially for those trying to support and raise small families.

Many rely on an income that is based on tips from customers because their paychecks are too low...

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But when you get a low tip and then a rude note at the bottom of your receipt... well, that's just taking things way too far.

One waitress here in the U.S recently decided to slam a customer who left a nasty comment at the end of a long day...

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And of course, the internet was left appalled.

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Things are already hard enough...

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Hospitality workers are risking their health to provide for customers during the pandemic but it seems as though some people are having trouble with coming to terms with certain rules they have to follow.

The anonymous waitress shared a snap of the photograph to Reddit and it went viral.

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The note read: "Learn to smile!"

The waitress clarified that she had to wear a mask half of the time anyway so that comment was extra insulting.

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But in general, women have always hurled these types of sexist phrases telling them to "smile" or that they "would look better" when they're happy. Like what? Stop it.

Retail and hospitality staff have been receiving more abuse since the pandemic has started.

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More and more stories have come out about how rude customers are because they don't want to follow COVID rules in establishments. Only a few weeks ago, one waitress quit on the spot after a woman refused to put her mask on (even though it was in her hand!) because she just wanted to be seated. What on earth?

If you can't be anything, be kind.

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Put yourself in other people's shoes. Keep scrolling to see how other essential workers have been treated throughout this pandemic... Spoiler alert: This is a much more heartwarming story.