Restaurants hiring an image?

I am concerned about the look that is used to communicate/entice/encourage people to come to a particular restaurant.

What percentage of a waitress/waiter skills are based on their “dress code.”

Do you put up with a lack of great service based on the image or dress code of the server? Does a waitress dressed to “get the look” use this intentionally or unintentionally to create the perception of great service?

I am concerned about the look that is used to communicate/entice/encourage people to come to a particular restaurant.

It is at times uncomfortable for women who go to restaurants with their husbands and boyfriends, for guys going for a meal, even possibly a group of girls going out.

My hope is that the ladies who serve have considered what their attire does or does not communicate.

One could say that some restaurants require a certain image, which may cause hiring decisions be based on the body image. Ladies may not even apply, based on the body shape of those already hired.

The next time you go for a meal, consider the ladies serving you. As you think of the questions of this letter, what do you agree with and what don’t you agree with?

As a parent, be aware of the subtleties of what is expected of your daughters as it relates to their image, and the pressures they face.

Bud Loewen

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