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There are more than 10,000 gas pumps in the five boroughs of New York City, and if you want to work as a pump jockey at any of them, the City of New York demands that you pay a fee and pass a test in order to be considered ‘fit for dispensing motor fuel.’
Adding to the eyebrow-raising portion of this story is the fact that in New York, like most other states the average citizen is permitted to pump their own gas. Self-servers (like you and me) are not required to have a license, but the stations where self-serve is available must have a ‘P-15 licensed’ person on duty when gas is being dispensed.
The people who make their living putting gas into your car are probably not in the highest income tax bracket (if they pay any tax at all), which also makes it more offensive when New York City requires these folks to pay a $25 dollar licensing fee (with a $15 renewal charge every couple of years) in order to earn the minimum wage. And not everyone is eligible to take the test. From the city’s website;
1. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Applicants must have a reasonable understanding of the English language.
3. Applicants must present a letter of recommendation from his/her employer. The letter must be on official letterhead and must state the applicant’s full name, character, physical condition, experience, and address of premises where applicant will be employed.
4. Applicants must present two (2) forms of satisfactory identification i.e., driver’s license and passport picture ID.
Originally posted by liejunkie01
Thank you for the read Beez.
We are all witnessing our rights being depleted. Something will change. I just hope the day of the retinal scan at the grocery store never comes. (It is just a gallon of milk. I paid 42.00 to get probed.:puz