15 women fired for not looking sexy enough in skimpy uniforms ?The women were older and it is obvious?
that the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is trying to attract more business by hiring younger staff at the expense of the more mature staff.From what read the new uniforms are pretty skimpy and were not designed for a more mature body type.I think the uniforms were to reflect a Roaring Twenties theme.Perhaps their management staff should check out what women's clothes looked like in the roaring twenties, very loose fitting ,to the knees and no attention was drawn to the female shape.These employees are there to serve drinks not fulfil some patrons visual fantasy.I guess being a reliable and capable employee is not as important as looking sexy.In the name of sexual equality will all male staff be required to wear skimpy pants made of spandex ( or something equally revealing) and unbuttoned shirts? I think it is all about attracting a younger market at the expense of older employees.Whatever happened to the day when you were hired based on experience and ability.I understand that a uniform is used to represent a certain image but it shouldn't be " a cheap trick".Do you think it was fair to fire these employees because they didn't look sexy enough ? For the record I don't want to see anyone in spandex,I value my vision.I know the casinos are in the business of making money.I just wondered if these women could have been offered an alternate uniform that would be flattering to their mature figures.They weren't fired because they couldn't do their job according to the article they were fired because they couldn't fit into the new uniform.I wonder how much the uniforms for the male staff have changed for this new image? I don't really have an answer for this question,I know business is business is business but somehow it just doesn't seem right.In all fairness there may be more to this story than I've read.
Asked By: gussie - 4/1/2011
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Believe me, I'm a feminist from way back, but in this case, the job really does require a certain look and body type. I think an employer has a right to have certain requirements for employees like that. Is it necessarily fair? No. But is it legal? Probably. They have an age limit for American Idol, too, you know... More
Answered By: bookish - 4/1/2011
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*remembers to visit resorts casino if im ever in atlantic city
Answered By: PINK DONUT - 4/1/2011
It's a freaking casino in Atlantic City- it takes a dense gal to not realize she's hired to be EYE CANDY. Those women aren't upset about being used that way- they're upset they didn't measure up to the STANDARDS.
Answered By: Over Me Yet - 4/1/2011
People expect places of vice and low morality to uphold the social values of society as a whole? Morons! Morons I tell you!
Answered By: CROM- - 4/1/2011
Business have to compete or go bankrupt. The moral values of people have changed to the worse. Men in spandex ??? Ha, ha, ha, ha !!!
Answered By: Rosalina - 4/1/2011
No its not fair! And about the men in spandex, uh no one wants to see that anyway.
Answered By: Crystal Leigh - 4/1/2011
why not? everybody else gets fired if they cant perform their job, why should these old ladies get a free pass?
Answered By: EyeRite - 4/1/2011
Looks like the "more mature" staff members just need to hit the gym. Problem solved.
Answered By: Seven - 4/1/2011
Actually, the servers ARE there to fulfill patrons' visual fantasies, and to do what it takes to keep them there, wanting to return in the future. Serving cocktails is just part of it, the excuse to bring sexy young women into contact with men who have money to spend... More
Answered By: Gender Stu - 4/1/2011
Sounds like age discrimination to me. Wouldn't be surprised a lawsuit coming out of this.
Answered By: scooter_the_squirrel_agent - 4/1/2011
If a buisness has its own uniforms, you must be able to fit to use them.
Answered By: Cassius - 4/1/2011
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