The older I've gotten, the more I've realized that one of the biggest, most corrupt and evil industries out there, is MEDICAL. And there are
different aspects to this.
1- Doctors should be paid well for their hard work. I still believe a lot of them are at least a little "over paid," when compared to your typical
income. However, they are far from the worst offenders.
2-The worst offenders are manufacturers of medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and insurance. Some very crooked and messed up industries, IMO.
They charge A LOT for their products and services. Why? Because they can. Simple as that. People need to be healthy, so they will pay or do what they
need to. Since all the major companies seem to be "in on the joke" so to speak, it's even worse.
Stop me if you've heard this one:
Q: What happened when the small start-up company produced a groundbreaking medication or device which cured a major ailment or otherwise made
treatment cheaper for patients?
A: They were bought out by a major conglomerate.
Oh, wait... that wasn't funny at all. But it's true.
Originally posted by Char-Lee
reply to post by iwilliam
For some reason I hadn't considered the more-servers-may-not-claim-their-tips angle. A VERY likely possibility. Even for some of the honest ones who
are presently doing "the right thing."
there is a mandatory percentage taxed regardless.
I'm not sure that is the case in all states. I can tell you that DEFINITELY isn't the case in all tipped professions. I have known tipped employees
who rarely-to-never reported their tips. In some cases for numerous years or a decade+.