Abuse, exploitation, ripoffs are always on the menu for SA waiters

30 July 2019 - 08:00 By Georgia Carter
Some South African waiters are often abused and exploited by their employers.
Some South African waiters are often abused and exploited by their employers.
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“The manager made her stand on a chair in front of all the waiters and asked her if she was a virgin.”

This is one of the responses to a Times Select Facebook request for South Africans’ experiences as waiters – and according to a labour lawyer it is typical of many cases he handles.

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