Making more than a living working nights
It recently came to light that there are people who make more than a living working nights as prosecutors investigated the entertainment site Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (YTT).
Some of the details of the night-life business became open information when the owner of YTT filed a court complaint against the Gangnam Tax Office, charging that it was hit with an overtax of 1.7 billion won ($1.5 million).
In the court filing, YTT revealed that it runs an operation of 106 “rooms” with 300 employees, 50 “lead” hostesses and 400 female staff, most of whom entertain male clients, as well as 40 musical band performers.
Among them, the 400 female staff registered earnings, based on credit card payments, reached 11.67 billion won ($10 million) between the second half of 2010 and the first half of 2011.
Service charges on credit cards alone were 2,484 million won ($2.3 million) in January of last year.