Minimum wine

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~ UPDATE (4 May 2012) ~ 

Astute reader COMMENTED (below) that in US, servers receive sub-minimum wage pay & depend on “tips” to make living wage.  This is not situation in any part of EU I have visited, but it is separate discussion which is perhaps confusing distraction from minimum wage topic of this post.  Therefore, we have updated the page (as it will appear in final book) to include following antepenultimate panel:

Note also minimum wage in much of EU is calculated by monthly pay rate; this can lead to some confusion when talking about hourly minimum wages, but everyone we met in Eastern Slovakia seemed to calculate wages hourly instead of monthly.  Some also calculated using old Slovak Koruni, which adds yet more confusion.

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3 thoughts on “Minimum wine

  1. The minimum wage for waiters/waitresses in the US is I think around $2-3/hr because of their tips. Do you know if there are different minimum wages for waiters vs. other workers?

    • Steph — Thanks for your comment, excellent point. My understanding is in SK there is no distinction between servers and other minimum wage labor, and thus tipping is not really an obligatory practice in restaurants. I’m posting to this post an update with that in mind (since it’s not really what this post is about, but an interesting subject in its own right). — M

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