The work behind calculating service fees
- Consumers call for an end to restaurant service charges
- Restaurant owners say service charges are essential or staff retention
- The government intervenes to end the rupture
(By Gulshan Sharma)
New Delhi: What is the most laborious task in a restaurant?
It’s definitely not cooking. Or cleaning. Serve customers? Close but probably not the best guess.
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From now on, any employer will have to make enough profit to keep the business running and continue to pay the workers.
In fact, Mr. Marx, never in his wildest dreams could have imagined that a day would come when employers would take customers head-on for the benefit of workers.
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But that is exactly what is happening. A utopian dream!
Mr. Kohli was quoted by The
And that brings us back to a restaurant’s most laborious task.
Should we be petty enough to ask the restaurant to remove the service charge or should we help the restaurant owner (the capitalist) in the new cause of supporting the staff (the workforce)?
As if all of that weren’t enough, some restaurants just won’t charge taxes either, let alone a service charge.
The painstaking work of calculating the loss of government revenue and the value of the server’s labor in such a scenario is probably an exercise best left to Mr. Marx.