NYC Sanitation Worker Gets Dumped for Taking a $20 Tip

NYC Sanitation Worker Forced To Retire After Accepting $20 Tip
NYC Sanitation Worker Forced To Retire After Accepting $20 Tip



There are all sorts of people you might tip from time to time: mail carriers, people who plow snow from your driveway, babysitters, or even sanitation workers who haul away the refuse of life. At least, you might tip the latter anywhere but within New York City.

Lenworth Dixon, a 25-year veteran of the sanitation department in New York, was forced into retirement, losing his $73,534-a-year job, and fined $1,500, according to the New York Post. Why? Because last September he took a $20 tip for going above and beyond what you might expect in most cities. However, when it comes to trash, unusual for most places could be ordinary for New York.