A tip for tourists

To all of you foreign visitors: In North America, individuals tip when they receive foodservice. They don’t do this in Europe or Australia, because the wages of the servers are SUBSIDISED BY THE PRICE OF THE FOOD. But in Halifax, we are paid MINIMUM WAGE

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Published July 19, 2007.A tip for tourists

To all of you foreign visitors: In North America, individuals tip when they receive foodservice. They don’t do this in Europe or Australia, because the wages of the servers are SUBSIDISED BY THE PRICE OF THE FOOD. But in Halifax, we are paid MINIMUM WAGE (which leaves us at $7,000 below the poverty line in a full-time job) and we live on tips. So on your bill/Visa slip, where it gives you the option to put in a tip, do it. Yeah, I’m talking to you, you English diners who stiffed me a $125 tab.

Servin’ your food, without spit, since 2005

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