A few weeks ago, UQU student publication proudly released their investigative piece into Indian Feast’s repeated habit of underpaying staff.
This was posted to Facebook, and disseminated among the campus, drawing reactions such as ‘Wow! This is great journalism!’ and ‘Semper killing it again!’ from fellow UQU members, and a general air of ‘yeah, I guess that’s a pretty shitty thing for Indian Feast to do,’ from the general public.
The Semper investigation focused on the exploitation of labour, with Indian Feast’s objectively delicious butter chicken unable to distract from their repeated incidents of failing to pay their workers their fair share.
However, as The Obiter can now exclusively reveal, the results of our own investigation have indicated that it is not only Indian Feast exploiting underpaid Indian Feast workers.
It’s also Semper!
The underpaid worker in question, identified in the Semper article as ‘Prijwal’ (not his real name, but also like, you couldn’t have just called him Anonymous? I understand why you wouldn’t call him John Doe, but did there even need to be a specified name?) has come forward to The Obiter with documents that reveal that Semper paid him literally nothing for his story.
Talk about exploitation! Whilst the Semper writers might like to sit in their ivory towers, made of ivory and crocodile tears spun into a load-bearing form of concrete (don’t ask how), writing about how criminal it is to only pay a worker $12/hr, we think they’re forgetting that $12/hr is more than they paid ‘Prijwal.’
In fact, it’s literally infinitely more, given they paid him the princely, handsome sum of $0/hr. We all know that crime doesn’t pay, but clearly helping fourth-year Journalism students and Labor Right staffers get a ‘scoop’ really doesn’t pay either.
Shocking news. No more to come.
*It’s worth clarifying that we’re also not paying Prijwal for this article, because we think at the point where three university institutions are not paying/underpaying him, that almost becomes a bit funny. Like, how unlucky can you get?