The hospitality industry is one of the sectors where precarious work is common. While it is easy to get a job, it is also easy to get dismissed. Some workers have contracts whilst others have none. Wages are also so low that in some instances workers make more money from tips. Edward Webster, Attiyah Loonat, Debbie Budlender, Leilanie Williams and Mark Orkin investigate decent work in the hospitality sector in Gauteng Province in a recent research report whose snapshots are in this article.