Therefore, an employee can be terminated if their tips are not enough, because that means the business has to make up the difference.
American wait staff complain that Europeans are "cheap" because they tip so little. Could it be that Europeans think the pay structure in the U.
We are talking about cultural differences here. For example, I have read in forums such as this that Americans complain that European wait staff are unattentive because it takes so long for the waiter to return to take their order.
Often times this is because the American will make their choice from the menu and sit with the menu still open, which is common in the U.
They don't understand the subtlety of closing the menu and setting it down, signaling that they have made their selection and are ready to order.
Or, how about this one - handing money directly to a service person as opposed to placing the money on the table, counter, etc.
In Salzburg , I tried to hand my fare to the bus driver and he insisted I put it down on the counter by the fare box. Should I call him "rude"?
I am well aware of the US wages structure. I say "ridiculous" because many a wait person has been rude and we still have to tip because we have to.
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