[Sca-cooks] food manners/tipping
online2much at cox.net
Sun Nov 5 22:47:25 PST 2006
In my corner of the USA, the government requires that restaurants track the
total of each server's orders and then taxes the server for 15% of the total
- even though the server is paid less than half of the minimum wage and is
expected to receive the rest of their pay via tips. So there is a great deal
of pressure to make sure that a server, however poor they are, is given a
tip of at least 15%.
This being a combo tourist/military area, it makes for a lot of
misunderstandings among diners of the various 'strata'.
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