Woman calls out employers for charging her $13.50 for a uniform: 'I think I'm gonna quit'

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By Asiya Ali

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A worker has slammed her new employer after they charged her $13.50 for the shirt she’s required to wear at her job.

TikToker Indie - who goes by the handle @indie_kay - shared a video declaring that she may quit her job after she was charged for her own uniform without being informed.

"I'm just gonna say it: I love quitting jobs,” she said while sitting in the car. "I'm gonna quit a job as much as I want if I don’t like working there. If I don’t like the vibe, I’m gonna quit."

The soon-to-be former employee then explained her current workplace dilemma, stating: "I just got charged $13.50 for a work shirt at my new job and they didn’t tell me that they were gonna charge me so I think I’m gonna quit. Um, that was rude, why would you do that?"

Watch Indie's TikTok below:

Indie then shared reasons for why she quit previous jobs such as a co-worker not maintaining safe working conditions by "starting fires in the back of the kitchen".

She then went back to her original statement and revealed that she is planning to hand in her notice papers because finding free parking was becoming more and more difficult.

"I’m also quitting this job because there’s like really like no parking," Indie said. "And, I don’t want to have to pay to park where I work."

The TikToker added in a caption for the video: "From the job I quit last summer lmao the owner came in and made a joke they didn't remember [employees] names."

As of this writing, Indie's video has amassed 68,000 views with many commenters supporting her decision to quit her job. One user noted: "It’s illegal to deduct without your consent."

Another interjected: "I walked out on a bartending job because they expected me to work out of a different well for a night lmao love this energy."

A third person wrote:  "YAAASSSSS, be the agent of chaos you wanna see in the world."

A fourth remarked:: "I'm glad am not the only who thinks like that. I have been job-hopping so much since the pandemic. Like I don't tolerate bs anymore."

One last user said: "I love these reasons. I tell people that I quit jobs so much cuz when I feel slight disrespected I’m out! No call no show babes."

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According to Nolo, the practice of employers deducting the cost of uniforms from their employees' paychecks is protected by federal law.

The law states: "Federal law allows employers to deduct the cost of supplying and maintaining a uniform (having it mended or cleaned and pressed) from an employee’s paycheck, as long as the employee’s wages after the deduction don’t fall below the minimum wage."

However, just because it's regulation doesn't make staffers like Indie feel any better about it - especially when your manager doesn’t tell you that the deductions are taking place.

Featured image credit: Sinseeho Concepts / Alamy

Woman calls out employers for charging her $13.50 for a uniform: 'I think I'm gonna quit'

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

A worker has slammed her new employer after they charged her $13.50 for the shirt she’s required to wear at her job.

TikToker Indie - who goes by the handle @indie_kay - shared a video declaring that she may quit her job after she was charged for her own uniform without being informed.

"I'm just gonna say it: I love quitting jobs,” she said while sitting in the car. "I'm gonna quit a job as much as I want if I don’t like working there. If I don’t like the vibe, I’m gonna quit."

The soon-to-be former employee then explained her current workplace dilemma, stating: "I just got charged $13.50 for a work shirt at my new job and they didn’t tell me that they were gonna charge me so I think I’m gonna quit. Um, that was rude, why would you do that?"

Watch Indie's TikTok below:

Indie then shared reasons for why she quit previous jobs such as a co-worker not maintaining safe working conditions by "starting fires in the back of the kitchen".

She then went back to her original statement and revealed that she is planning to hand in her notice papers because finding free parking was becoming more and more difficult.

"I’m also quitting this job because there’s like really like no parking," Indie said. "And, I don’t want to have to pay to park where I work."

The TikToker added in a caption for the video: "From the job I quit last summer lmao the owner came in and made a joke they didn't remember [employees] names."

As of this writing, Indie's video has amassed 68,000 views with many commenters supporting her decision to quit her job. One user noted: "It’s illegal to deduct without your consent."

Another interjected: "I walked out on a bartending job because they expected me to work out of a different well for a night lmao love this energy."

A third person wrote:  "YAAASSSSS, be the agent of chaos you wanna see in the world."

A fourth remarked:: "I'm glad am not the only who thinks like that. I have been job-hopping so much since the pandemic. Like I don't tolerate bs anymore."

One last user said: "I love these reasons. I tell people that I quit jobs so much cuz when I feel slight disrespected I’m out! No call no show babes."

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Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok

According to Nolo, the practice of employers deducting the cost of uniforms from their employees' paychecks is protected by federal law.

The law states: "Federal law allows employers to deduct the cost of supplying and maintaining a uniform (having it mended or cleaned and pressed) from an employee’s paycheck, as long as the employee’s wages after the deduction don’t fall below the minimum wage."

However, just because it's regulation doesn't make staffers like Indie feel any better about it - especially when your manager doesn’t tell you that the deductions are taking place.

Featured image credit: Sinseeho Concepts / Alamy