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  •  No surprise they still pull that crap (27+ / 0-)

    I had that happen to me in the late 80s. I was working my way through college, waiting at a busy downtown restaurant for lunch, working 3-4 hours per day, Mon.-Fri., averaging $8-$10/hr. This was in Columbus Ohio, and the Ohio tipped minimum wage then was a whopping $2.25/hr.  most of that went to pay for tax withholding on the minimum of 14% of my sales the IRS said I had declare as tips, whether I made those tips or not.

    Restaurant sold and new management came in and promptly announced the wait staff had to come 2 hours early to make the salad mix - cut lettuce, etc. for salads. That was the job of the Prep Cook, a non-tipped employee who made around $8/hr. I told them I wasn't about to a Prep Cook's job for $2.25/hr. They said if I didn't they would fire me. I told them 'No, you won't', and took off my apron and threw it at them, announcing I quit, and walked out right before the busy lunch hour. Manager followed me out to my car, cursing me, so I told him where he could shove his salad mix.

    Best job quit I ever did.  

    David Koch, a teacher and a Tea Partier sit down a table with a plate of a dozen cookies. Koch quickly stuffs 11 cookies in his pockets, leans to the bagger and says "watch out, the union thug will try to steal your cookie".

    by Dave in AZ on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 07:24:12 AM PST

    •  Happens in retain too. (9+ / 0-)

      It was in the 1980s, but I had the misfortune to work at a Zayre that was converting into an Ames (think a low-rent Macy's converting into a Target).  I was taken off my normal cashier's post and put in unloading trucks, which carried a higher wage.

      It was difficult, dangerous, dirty work, and I was expected to work through breaks and, sometimes, right through lunch, but still punch out.  Then, when my paycheck arrived, I was still being paid at the cashier's wage, which they (hilariously) claimed was the stockroom wage.

      I was a kid, and could afford to, so I quit that job and never looked back.  The store finished its conversion and went out of business a few months later, so I had my karmic revenge.

      If only all wage-thieving employers came to such ends.

    •  I used to work in restaurants in the 80s (7+ / 0-)

      and they pulled that crap. Made us come in and just clean. I couldn't afford to quit at the time.

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      by miracle11 on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 08:33:40 AM PST

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