Some examples of abuse are a world away, while others are sitting right in front of us. The NYT’s Sarah Maslin Nir examined the world of New York manicurists and found “a vast majority of workers are paid below minimum wage; sometimes they are not even paid. Workers endure all manner of humiliation, including having their tips docked as punishment for minor transgressions, constant video monitoring by owners, even physical abuse.” The Price of Nails.