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Last night I was taken to a well know theme park in Orlando by a former employee (now retired and in their 80’s). It was a buffet – typical American style.
My host explained that whilst there was a 50% discount benefit to the food (not alcohol) bill, BUT built into their retiree contracts, was that they MUST pay an 18% tip on the full bill before discount.
What I found obscene was that the tip for full paying guests was discretionary, but for former employees it was compulsory.
The bill came open, to cause further confusion, and for the 6 people, the tip for a buffet came to in excess of $60.
Shame on the theme park for underpaying their servers….