Bluport wine/beer bar - drinks + 10pct service + 7pct VAT on top.

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Re: Bluport wine/beer bar - drinks + 10pct service + 7pct VAT on top.

Post by laphanphon » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:01 pm

Places that apply SC, I will usually not visit, unless highly recommended for food, AND .... CS, as a 10 % tip is high, except in the USA, where tipping is part of the salary, based on receiving such, and 15 % is standard. Though 20 % is so much easier to calculate, and since working in the restaurant / bar industry for short stints when needing extra money, appreciated and reciprocate with a tip 'well earned'

EU, Thailand, really aren't tipping locations, and from what I know and worker in the industry here, do NOT receive any of that SC, and just an add on fee for the bottom line.
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Re: Bluport wine/beer bar - drinks + 10pct service + 7pct VAT on top.

Post by Pleng » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:48 pm

StevePIraq wrote:Not according to my wifes two nieces who work at different restaurants in BP, they only get their salary and any cash left on the table by customers is shared amongst all staff, ALL of the bill has to go in the till
But do those restaurants charge the 10% service charge in the first place?

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Post by StevePIraq » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:56 pm

Yes 10 + 7 on basic cost of meals
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Post by Big Boy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:00 pm

So what SHOULD the 10% be used for?
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Re: Bluport wine/beer bar - drinks + 10pct service + 7pct VAT on top.

Post by StevePIraq » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:06 pm

Lining the pockets of the business owner. Seriously though there is no real way to know what the 10 % is unless you personally know the owner/manager and they tell you the truth.
If the 10% is a tip for staff then we should not be tipping extra, if it is a tip and we tip extra the staff are doing quite well which is good as my two nieces get paid 300Baht a day for 10 hours a day plus travelling but they don't get the 10%
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Re: Bluport wine/beer bar - drinks + 10pct service + 7pct VAT on top.

Post by Dannie Boy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:23 pm

I'm pretty sure BB that for a lot of restaurants, it's no more than an increase in their profit, and certainly if it isn't shared out with the staff as often seems to be the case, their can't be any other reason.

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Post by Dannie Boy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:31 pm

Slightly off topic, but this is what they should o instead of service charges

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Re: Bluport wine/beer bar - drinks + 10pct service + 7pct VAT on top.

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:48 pm

Don't suggest such things in Thailand or they may make it compulsory for foreigner's after all we are all rich aren't we.
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