CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Orders for Waiters

Waiters in Czechoslovakia's nationalized hotels and restaurants got new orders from the boss last week. Said the Communist organ Rude Pravo: "All employees are to ask their patrons to cease giving them tips because this is a dishonorable means of rewarding service." Tipping, the paper explained, was a "degrading reminder of the obsolete capitalist era."*

*In better Russian hotels and restaurants tipping is still expected.


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