AZDuffman
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November 15th, 2011 at 4:35:01 PM permalink
Quote: DrEntropy

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.
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whatme
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November 16th, 2011 at 12:48:29 AM permalink
It was the Borgata in ac that first had all cw hired as "models who serve" they won the lawsuites as it was from day one. The resorts changed their policy I don't know the outcome as they let the old staff go and then hired "models who serve". NJ courts made it clear (Borgat case) they were hired as "models" it is this fact that allows the casino to keep the weight requirements.
The old casino have union contracts and can't just layoff the old staff.
pacomartin
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November 16th, 2011 at 6:22:55 AM permalink
You can bet that the legal staff carefully went over the Hooter's web site. I particularly like the statement: Claims that Hooters exploits attractive women are as ridiculous as saying the NFL exploits men who are big and fast.

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.

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zippyboy
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November 16th, 2011 at 6:38:24 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

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.
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teddys
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November 16th, 2011 at 7:28:18 AM permalink
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.

It is not okay to discriminate based on:
# Race
# Sex
# Religion
# 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.
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DJTeddyBear
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November 16th, 2011 at 7:50:52 AM permalink
Yeah, that's kinda what I meant.
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cardshark
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November 16th, 2011 at 11:41:53 AM permalink
Last time I checked, there are more women playing in the casino than men. Especially on the slots, which is the casino's bread and butter. Why are casinos only hiring attractive women? Why not attractive men? It seems like they are missing the big picture.

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.
dlevinelaw
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November 16th, 2011 at 12:03:56 PM permalink
Good Point. I know mohegan has men cocktail waiters in the mix.
NicksGamingStuff
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November 16th, 2011 at 12:10:26 PM permalink
Rio has men
DJTeddyBear
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November 16th, 2011 at 12:36:10 PM permalink
Perhaps because more women APPLY for cocktail server jobs.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁 Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition. 🤗

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