[Sca-cooks] food manners/tipping

Volker Bach carlton_bach at yahoo.de
Sun Nov 5 21:00:40 PST 2006

Am Montag, 6. November 2006 07:47 schrieb Terri Morgan:
> 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'.

That sounds - creative, in a taxmannish kind of way. I wonder why ours haven't 
come up with it yet. 
I also wonder if they total a person's investments and tax them the S&P 500's 
rate of increase per year automatically


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