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Thursday, March 17, 2016

When Contradictions Go Wrong

In my many years of working, I've seen variations of favoritism and other foul acts committed by the powers that be (TPTB).  And it's one of the things that at-home workers or small business owners don't miss because often it's too easy to find opportunities elsewhere.  Anyway, most of us can relate to having to take that entry-level gig to get to the mountain top.  This includes people who have to work at Jack Astor's Bar & Grill, where they're obviously treated unfairly.

I get that places like Hooters have set a standard of sorts when it comes to the look of the help (because the food is highly overrated, IMO).  They want to sell some level of appeal, like healthy bustlines, a nice smile, or long flowy hair. 

Now the latter is problem in the linked story and it's a moment of confusion for me.  During my time in hospitality, long hair was a no-no.  It can get caught in equipment and though all hair sheds, short hair is best but a ponytail is better.  The goal here is to protect the establishment from a lawsuit, right?

Akua Agyemfra is the woman who wore long, flowy braids to her interview but is being condemned for wearing her natural (read: Afro) style in a nice, conservative bun.  And now she has to deal with lawyers because it's a form of discrimination and the unwillingness to taint peoples food with product-coated hair shreds.

Tell me, can a bun prevent people from being engaging, detail-oriented and nice? Those were the basic qualifications of being part of the service industry.  I've seen people (yes, men AND women) with hair product ad-perfect locks and the worst attitude because their agent forgot to call them.

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