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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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Location: Ultima Thule

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Your Fuel Tank Reply with quote

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/crime/gas-station-attendant-sacked-over-dh10-tip-1.1124297

Next time you crow about how cheap it is to drive that car in the UAE reflecton this and the raw deal that these guts get. Maybe change your petrol station.
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helenl



Joined: 04 Jan 2006
Posts: 1180

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is rampant in all the service industries in the GCC. I never tip on a credit card purchase. I check where the pseudo manager/supervisor is in an eating establishment or wait until I'm nearly out the door to "shake" my server's hand.

As for the link - if everyone changes their petrol station from this one, perhaps management will rethink their position.

These guys not only are paid poorly but usually are paying for their visa (and other costs) for 2 - 3 years (indentured servitude = slavery). This is illegal for the employer or employment agent to collect - when was the last time either was brought up on charges?
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2buckets



Joined: 14 Dec 2010
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Location: Middle East

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Restaurants do this to waiters too!
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PC Parrot



Joined: 11 Dec 2009
Posts: 351
Location: Moral Police Station

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is news only for people who haven't been here for donkey's years. Still, it's reassuring to hear that nothing has changed ..

I'm more surprised at the indignation of the people posting comments to the newspaper. Where on earth have these people been living ..

On a brighter note, even though they also pay peanuts, I believe ADNOC lets their guys keep their meagre tips .. but I could be wrong ..
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hurricane



Joined: 06 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, indeed. The ADNOC attendants appreciate being able to pocket their tips.
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