Food Instead of Pay

There are some bosses, employers, managers, etc., who have figured out a way to make themselves look good and save money at the same time. This is done by giving the people that they employ either food or taking them out for a meal instead of paying them with money.

As you can tell, this really ticks me off. The way it works is this:

What's wrong with this?

What is a better way to do this?

What can the employees do to show their displeasure?

Why am I so grumpy about this?