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Old 03-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #51
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It's too bad that restaurants don't have a "call waiter" button similar to the airline "call stewardess" button.
Some restaurants used to have that button! Bishops Buffet comes to mind.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:52 PM   #52
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I like the French term, saignante, it means bleeding. That's how I like my steak.
No wonder the Spanish for lawyer is chubbasangre!
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:07 PM   #53
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I have been both cook and waiter. I like to go back and simply ask "How is everything" That goes for any table which has just gotten their food for and has been eating for a couple of minutes. Usually, you get "good" then you can leave them alone for a while. As a cook, I am curious to see how they liked the steak and if something is wrong, then I have time to rectify it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:21 PM   #54
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Wait Staff in Mediterranean

Thanks for all the interesting posts.

Let me explain something about wait staff and all employees in EU. Firstly:
1) all legal ( nationals and residents ) employees have a contract
2) all wait staff are paid a decent wage
3) a waiter, may ask is everything okay However, not to pin point about a specific product that was ordered
4) tips are welcomed however, this is not a Mediterranean custom
5) tipping in Spain in non Michelin normal bars, taverns, eateries and trattorias is not usual ( it is if the service was very good, and up to individual -- because they are employed and earn a decent wage )

In the USA, wait staff are paid minimum wage and thus, depend on tips; in the EU ( European Union ) this does NOT exist.

*** In Italia, only in big cities --- not in small villages - it is same as in Spain.

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Old 03-03-2012, 05:03 PM   #55
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In the USA, wait staff are paid minimum wage and thus, depend on tips; in the EU ( European Union ) this does NOT exist.
Not quite so... in the US most wait staff are paid server minimum which is half of the Federal minimum wage.

When I waited tables it was the means to pay my taxes owed on tips, cover the employee pay for insurance and get a soda on pay day...
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:10 PM   #56
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It's too bad that restaurants don't have a "call waiter" button similar to the airline "call stewardess" button.
there are a few mom and pop italian places (pizza and pasta dives) here that have that button on the wall in the booths, but they have been disconnected for years.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #57
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Frank,

Thanks for post and feedback. However, I do not understand what you mean by paid server minimum which is half of the National wage.

Well, this is truly uncool.
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Frank,

Thanks for post and feedback. However, I do not understand what you mean by paid server minimum which is half of the National wage.

Well, this is truly uncool.
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There is a minimum wage for regular jobs and a lower minimum wage for servers. Here in Quebec it is about 50 cents an hour less for wait staff than for other jobs, because they get tips.
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Ouch.. I just had a look. When I was a waiter it was half the Federal minimum wage of $4.26/hr or $2.13/hr.

It is STILL $2.13/hr.. with the Federal minimum at $7.25/hr.

States and other municipalities can have a higher minimum.
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Ouch.. I just had a look. When I was a waiter it was half the Federal minimum wage of $4.26/hr or $2.13/hr.

It is STILL $2.13/hr.. with the Federal minimum at $7.25/hr.

States and other municipalities can have a higher minimum.
That's outrageous.
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