Restaurant bill: $10.00 food
$17.50 Equipment and Labor cost
Have you seen such a bill ? Would you not be perturbed or amused or angry?
Well, guess what, that is how Virginia Tech charges for on-campus meal plans.From $1687 that they make students pay for a Major meal plan, they deduct $1037 for equipment and labor cost and then put only $590 as flex dollars for students to purchase meals. And this is not clearly advertised in their documents or orientations.
And their cheekiness does not end here. They claim to give 50% to 67% discount!!! Voila - have you heard of those 'Sales' where the retailer jacks up the ticket by 175% and then offers you a 50% discount! That is exactly what is happening here. So a meal that they claim you are paying $2.50 is actually costing you $6.89 AFTER the purported 50% or 67% discount.
Common hokies, call a hokie a hokie - not a con bird.