nw3 to nyc

Observations on moving my family across the Atlantic

Slightly more serious than usual

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Here’s a sobering chart. Every time I give someone a tip, I think it’s just a bit extra, a bit of cash in hand. But no, every time I tip, it looks like I am effectively topping up an incredibly low wage. The US tax man also thinks that I am tipping, so taxes on that income, so if I don’t tip, they have to pay tax anyway. President Obama is promoting a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour and most states get nowhere near that. What a system.

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One thought on “Slightly more serious than usual

  1. Adjusted for the cost of living, the U.K. minimum wage is not that much higher than the U.S. minimum wage.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data/best-and-worst/highest-minimum-wage-countries

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