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The Pump Jockey Employment Mandate

• by Eric Peters

It is already the law in New Jersey and Oregon  . . . where motorists aren't allowed to pump their own gas. For saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety!

And for other things, too.

The proposed Gas Station Attendant Act – yes, really – reads as follows:

"No gas may be pumped at a gas station in this state unless it is pumped by a gas station attendant employed at the gas station."   

This isn't full-service. It's being forced to pay for services many of us do not want – leaving aside the money.

In addition to being fleeced, you're forced to let someone you don't know and likely have no interest in knowing paw your car with his greasy mitts, maybe not-quite-tighten your gas cap (triggering the "check engine" light to illuminate and requiring an OBD scan tool to un-illuminate) while also probably spilling gasoline on your paint.