“Qing Lin, 47, a manicurist who has worked on the Upper East Side for the last 10 years, still gets emotional when recounting the time a splash of nail polish remover marred a customer’s patent Prada sandals. When the woman demanded compensation, the $270 her boss pressed into the woman’s hand came out of the manicurist’s pay. Ms. Lin was asked not to return.

“I am worth less than a shoe,” she said.”

Guess it takes a major publication to validate what Asian and Latina working women have been saying for years now. This isn’t just prevalent in NYC; Boston, Virginia as well as other places are included.