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Kitchen Nightmares - Amy's Baking Company - 05/10/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Donbadabon, May 10, 2013.

  1. Jul 1, 2013 #141 of 199
    randyb359

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    There can be no deductions from pay that takes the employee's wage below the minimum wage. They can not even make the employee pay for their uniform if they have to buy it from the employer and it would bring the wage below minimum. That is why many restaurant uniforms are a plain polo shirt or dress shirt. Many restaurants break the law and make their employees buy them anyway.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2013 #142 of 199
    Langree

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    <-- worked for a restaurant for 5 years.


    There are ways within the law to have them purchase work shirts from the employer, it likely varies from state to state.

    Other businesses besides restaurants do the same.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2013 #143 of 199
    Langree

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    I know the difference.

    I would never sign that work agreement without first finding out what is enforceable and what isn't. Simply because it is a contract to work, by signing you "agree" to the terms set forth.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2013 #144 of 199
    d-dub

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    I haven't read the whole contract, but I wouldn't be surprised, if it ever got to court, if a judge tossed the whole thing out since it so totally favors the owners.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2013 #145 of 199
    JYoung

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    Do you honestly think that income is being reported on the tax returns filed for the business or Samy and Amy?
     
  6. Jul 1, 2013 #146 of 199
    Boston Fan

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    Income probably is getting reported from the business if for no other reason than it's most likely a money laundering operation. I can't think of another reason it has stayed in business for all of these years.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2013 #147 of 199
    pmyers

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    As a Phx resident...from what I hear it is the latter. People go there in hopes of seeing some drama.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2013 #148 of 199
    JYoung

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    My question was referring to those tips Samy is collecting.
    I think it unlikely that he's reporting those as personal or business income.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2013 #149 of 199
    Langree

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    Right, so let's say he does 1,000,000 in sales annually, even if it worked out that he averaged out to 10% tips above that, that is not counted toward his profit for tax purposes, and nobody is paying taxes on it.

    It's not chump change.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2013 #150 of 199
    heySkippy

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    Why do you think he doesn't report the tips as income, particularly since he's made sure the whole world+dog knows he keeps them?
     
  11. Jul 2, 2013 #151 of 199
    Langree

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    Things he does, including the fact that only he is allowed to use the POS system, he's hiding something, I can all but guarantee it.

    Tips, especially cash, is real easy to hide.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2013 #152 of 199
    Mr. Soze

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    The IRS got Al Capone: They can get this tool too.
     
  13. Jul 2, 2013 #153 of 199
    aaronwt

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    Stupidity??

    That would certainly explain many of their actions.
     
  14. Jul 2, 2013 #154 of 199
    sharkster

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    If I found myself in the abhorrent situation of having to be a food server at that restaurant, and knowing that all tips went to the owners, I would make absolute certain to tell every customer to NOT leave a tip. I'd tell them why, too.
     
  15. Jul 3, 2013 #155 of 199
    aaronwt

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    I'd keep a detailed account of every tip that was received from every table I worked on and would make sure the IRS got the info.
     
  16. Jul 3, 2013 #156 of 199
    randyb359

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    Philosofy

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    I think Sammy IS reporting the tips: plus adding some in on his own. That's how you money launder. He takes income from an illegal source, counts it as tips at the restaurant, pays taxes on it, and basically has free money. Doesn't everyone watch Breaking Bad? :)
     
  18. Aug 8, 2013 #158 of 199
    Donbadabon

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  19. Aug 8, 2013 #159 of 199
    veruca salt

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    Hmmm...they accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express (but they prefer cash!)

    And as I'm checking out their menu again...it's the little things that I notice like inconsistently using the "$" sign and inconsistently placed tildes. (I think that's what they are called, right?) Sometimes they put it before the price, sometimes they don't. Amy...I would think you could do better.

    Lemon Garlic Hummus 5~
    ~12&#8221; ~$15~ 18&#8221;~$22~
    (Chefs Suggested Pairing) Add prosciutto for ~$3~
    (Chefs Suggested Pairing) Add Fresh Avocado for $3.00
     
  20. Aug 9, 2013 #160 of 199
    pmyers

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    In the time it took me to read that, ABC just went through 2 more waitstaff! lol
     

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