Someone told me (rumor) that the M hired their waitresses as "Models" to avoid issues...
That is out of "Ocean's 13."
I agree with the poster who talked about how one casino decided not to go after the young crowd with a stripper pole. Count me among the ones who does not want their strip club and BJ Pit mixed. I want an attractive cocktail waitress, but I would rather give up a point or two in looks in return for fast, friendly, and correct service.
The old casino have union contracts and can't just layoff the old staff.
Of course, the median NFL player salary is $770,000, even though the average NFL career length is only 3.5 years. We can assume that there is a big difference between NFL player compensation, and that of a Hooter's girl who is paid to sell overpriced greasy chicken wings.
Quote: Hooter's Web Site
The element of female sex appeal is prevalent in the restaurants, and the company believes the Hooters Girl is as socially acceptable as a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, or a Radio City Rockette.
The Hooters system employs over 25,000 people - over 17,000 of which are Hooters Girls.
The "nearly world famous" Hooters Girls are the cornerstone of the Hooters concept, and as part of their job, these all-American cheerleaders make promotional and charitable appearances in their respective communities.
Hooters hires women who best fit the image of a Hooters Girl to work in this capacity.
The chain hires both males and females to work in management and host, staff, service bar, and kitchen positions. The Hooters Girl uniform consists of orange shorts and a white tank top. Pantyhose and bras are required.
Claims that Hooters exploits attractive women are as ridiculous as saying the NFL exploits men who are big and fast.
Hooters Girls have the same right to use their natural female sex appeal to earn a living as do super models Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell.
To Hooters, the women’s rights movement is important because it guarantees women have the right to choose their own careers, be it a Supreme Court Justice or Hooters Girl.
Some Atlantic City CW's filed suit against Resorts after they were terminated on the basis of not meeing "uniform requirements". Fitting into a "uniform", could be the mechanism to get around union procedures and discrimination laws.
Boss hands prospect an application and a DD-sized bra and says "If you can fill these out, you got the job".
Ballys wins my homeliest waitress award. Ladies there were hired when it opened as MGM Grand. They're slow, forgetful and apathetic.
It is not okay to discriminate based on:Quote: DJTeddyBear
I was under the impression that it's acceptable to discriminate when hiring - as long as the overall workforce mix is well balanced.
However, the model classification might be used as justification for terminating or reassigning a person as they age or lose their figure.
# National origin
# Disability (physical or mental, including HIV status)
# Age (for workers over 40)
That's federal law. However, there is something called a "Bonafide Occupational Qualification" which allows employers like Hooter's to only hire pretty girls, or a warehouse to only hire men who can lift 40 pounds or more, etc.
Employment lawyers love to talk about "BFOQs." Of course, the burden is on the employer to prove that the trait is necessary for their business.
Personally, I find hiring cocktail waitresses based on looks to be a disgustingly chauvinistic practice. Honestly, I don't care what the person serving my drinks looks like, man, woman, old or young.
I am happy to report that there are some casinos outside of Vegas that don't hire on looks. A poster earlier spoke about the Casino Montréal. In fact the vast majority of casinos in Eastern Canada hire both men and women, and not based on looks.