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September 20th, 2004
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From:teleute
Date:September 20th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
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In US its worse because waitstaff are taxed on earning 15% of what people have ordered from them (15% being standard tipping here) whether or not they got all those tips. Although that does mean that when you get truely bad service you are actually making a statement by refusing to tip.
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From:robert_jones
Date:September 20th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC)
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This is because, when asked to estimate their tips for tax purposes, people invariably produce an implausibly small sum. This in turn results from the bizarrely common belief that stealing from the Revenue is some how more acceptable than other forms of theft.
From:mtbc100
Date:September 20th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC)
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Reference? I thought that you could keep a daily tip record and report that instead of the allocated tips, and the allocation is normally more like 8% anyway.
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From:teleute
Date:September 24th, 2004 08:16 pm (UTC)
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its 15% here in WA. It may be different in other parts of the country.
From:mtbc100
Date:September 20th, 2004 08:24 am (UTC)
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I think what's even worse is how there's a different minimum wage for tipped employees.
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