Meal tickets

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By interesting coincidence, above page comes out while Allan Stevo posts his excellent advice feature, “How to Beat a Slovak to the Bill” over at 52 WEEKS IN SLOVAKIA!

According to Stevo: 

Without fail, the Slovak will always beat you to the bill.  If there were an Olympic discipline in who can pull out his wallet most quickly, Slovaks would win the gold, silver, and bronze each time…

All too true, in our experience!  (And hopefully above comic provides some insight into effects of economic and labor policies on these high-stakes table games.)  But what do you think?  Are there any other cultures that could provide Slovaks with some competition?


~ UPDATE (5 May 2012) ~

For those who are interested in such details, here is page about benefits of Slovakia’s employer-provided “gastro ticket” system.  To quote page:

What is a meal ticket?

The voucher or ticket allow you to consume a main meal in a wide range of restaurant or bars. This can solve in a fast and effective way, the obligation established by the law for employers to provide meals to its employees. At the same time helping to improve the social environment in the workplace through financial and tax advantages.

Actually, this would make good C+D+K comics page, so maybe for now we will leave it for another post…


9 thoughts on “Meal tickets

    • Good point, sir. Daily menu is how restaurant addresses reduced price employer-subsidized meal ticket. (See JEFF’s comment, below.) This comic appears in book AFTER mention of daily menu offerings, so hopefully it will make more sense in that sequence.

  1. This is funny, I’ve been mentally outlining an upcoming post for my blog on the phenomenon of uber-cheap lunch specials and how everyone pays for them with gastro listky. The lunch specials are designed to be cheap enough to be covered by gastro listky (of course, the quality of these cheap lunches varies wildly, and sometimes suffers, as it puts strain on restaurants who have to spread their ingredients so that they can actually make a profit). According to my brother-in-law, his employer pays for about half of his lunch ticket allotment for each pay period, while the other half is deducted from his paycheck.

    • Ah, thank you for details.
      Of course I often misunderstand or mistranslate many conversations and miss some important details like that.
      Perhaps tier 3 panel 2 should read, “employers must PROVIDE meal tickets as part of salary…”
      We eagerly anticipate your upcoming expose on this intriguing gastronomic stimulus program.

      • PS. Please see posted UPDATE link (above)! (One of these days we might actually do our topical research BEFORE drawing and posting these comics.)

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