work for no wages at all!

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petey
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Oct 9 2008 13:03
work for no wages at all!
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The top two executives at an Associated supermarket in Brooklyn were arrested on Wednesday on charges that they had cheated workers out of more than $300,000 and had falsified business records that they gave to state officials.

Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said the executives paid no wages to supermarket baggers — who received only tips — and paid a weekly salary of $300 to other employees who worked 70-hour weeks; the pay rate breaks down to $4.29 an hour, far less than the state’s minimum wage of $7.15 an hour.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/nyregion/09baggers.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion&oref=slogin

tips for baggers?

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Footstep
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Oct 11 2008 00:37

All for profit. Why does money make the world go round?

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Joseph Kay
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Oct 11 2008 00:40
footstep wrote:
Why does money make the world go round?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Capital-Critique-Political-Economy-Classics/dp/0140445684/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223686376&sr=8-1

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Oct 11 2008 05:02
newyawka wrote:
tips for baggers

I worked as a bagger for about 4 months many years ago, in that time I made about 20 dollars in tips (all from a single customer buying 3 carts of groceries).

Course I was getting the minimum wage on top of it. smile

petey
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Oct 12 2008 02:55

huh. never seen that around these parts (the tipping that is)

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Khawaga
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Oct 12 2008 18:24

Footstep take Joseph's advice and read some of Capital. The first two chapters are a good start.

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Oct 14 2008 15:24

will do! x