Results tagged gratuity from David Lebovitz

I’ve worked in the service industry since I was sixteen years old and realize how hard the work is, and how much the people who work in it are undervalued and generally underpaid. On a recent trip I stayed in quite a few hotels, a different one every day for a week, and realized they could be doing a few things that would make things…

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 One of the most confusing things for visitors to Paris is figuring out the tip system. Unlike the United States where tips are expected (and considered part of the wages paid), in France by law, service compris is always included in the price, wherever you eat or drink. Waiters are paid a living wage, similar to what someone who works in a store or bakery is paid….

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