I worked an extremely part-time job for the music department while in college. This job was usually work-study, for which I didn't qualify, but the chorale was doing an international tour that spring break and I wasn't sure if I could afford it. I mentioned this to my director, and he was nice enough to pull a few strings and get me this "concert manager" job - I basically set up chairs and handed out programs. I got to see a bunch of concerts (student recitals and visiting musicians, not the big famous people), I got to do my homework, and I got paid for four hours per concert even if I didn't have to stay that long. All in all, it was a very nice job.
The "special snowflake" in this story was the music department's receptionist person. (Not the regular receptionist, so I guess she just worked with work-study and grad students?) I had to do the W-4's, etc. through her. She had no problem ranting about how students of my race were all rich, spoiled, and lazy, while students of HER race were hard workers and *deserved* these easy work-study jobs. I think she had some major issues with the fact that I was not actually work-study, because she just wouldn't send in forms.
I thought it odd when I hadn't received my first paycheck after six weeks, so I went back in and she made me fill out everything again. Still no paycheck. I called, and she "hadn't gotten around to filing" the paperwork. I called my boss, who called her. No help. I kept pestering my boss, who went up the administrative chain. I still wasn't getting paid. I started this job in September. I didn't get paid until May. (I did go on the chorale trip, paying from my savings account, because I kept being told that I would get paid any moment now.) In May, the HR contact from the actual HR department stepped in, had me come to HER office to re-fill out paperwork, and they had me down on paper as working 40 hours a week through the month of May so I would get the correct number of hours paid.
It turns out, Special Snowflake didn't think I should have my job (so someone of her race could have it, I guess) so she never bothered filing ANY paperwork or telling any other administrators I was working there.