Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Firing of Dulles airport worker dependent on tips raising disturbing questions (not just immigration)
Theresa Vargas has an important story in the Washington Post on the problems of workers who depend on tips but who are told they may not ask for them, in situations where consumers don’t know they should tip.
A legal immigrant from Sierra Leone was fired from a hospitality job at Dulles airport where she assisted handicapped fliers, when she was accused of asking for a tip and not allowed to defend herself.
She had sent money back to Sierra Leone to relatives who wanted to emigrate legally, but that is more difficult now with Trump and Sessions.
The article also gives, incidentally, some of the violent history in that country twenty years ago, which Sebastian Junger had reported on in Vanity Fair.