Here's a look at Golden Gate Bridge toll takers' jobs:

  • Salary: About $57,000, based on full-time hours at a $27.53 hourly wage after three years of service

  • Annual vacation: Three weeks after a year of service, growing to up to six weeks after reaching 29 years on the job, plus 12 sick days

  • Holidays: 14 per year, including birthday and bridge opening anniversary

  • Maintenance and uniform allowance: $60 per month

  • The shift: Eight-hour stints starting at 6 a.m., 2 p.m. or 10 p.m., with 1 hour and 45 minutes of break time

  • Getting to work: They park at the headquarters building and walk through traffic, across a crosswalk, to their booth

  • Inside the booth: A chair and cash drawer; workers can bring radios and read during down times

  • Cash counting: Workers are expected to have no more than $1.75 in errors for every $1,000 collected

  • Fingernails: Can't be more than a quarter-inch long from fingertip

  • Facial hair: Shaved or "neatly trimmed"

  • Shoes and socks: Must be black

  • No-no's: Shouting, swearing, lying, using slang, arranging rides for hitchhikers, accepting tips

    Source: Toll takers' union contract



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