So I was talking with a girl today and she told me about some of the stuff she has to deal with at her workplace (Hooters). I was surprised, honestly, I thought that the information I was working with (about Hooters) was all just bull shit stereotypes, because I haven't actually ate there before. She said that her boss pulled her shirt down (exposing much of herself) to see what kind of bra she was wearing. She explained that the reason for that conduct is they have a dress code, and I guess they can only wear tan colored bras, but still that is a highly inappropriate way of dealing with it. She provided several other examples, but this is one that really stood out in my mind, because of the people involved. 

I am wondering if anyone on here knows anything about Hooters, and maybe the details of a contractual agreement employees are in (I am loosely knowledgeable about the consent form employees have to sign, basically to make harassment impossible between employee and customer). I spoke with her about sitting down with a lawyer, and I told her I would be more than happy to help her find one. She didn't seem to support the idea. It may have been wrong to pressure her to speak with a lawyer (because I did, unashamedly; at the moment), but I felt strongly compelled. All I want is for her to have options, and having a boss or manager who sexually assaults you -- being harassed by the customers is one thing, but being sexually assaulted by your boss is an entirely different ball game. 

Honestly, I just find it obscene that any guy could look at a Hooters Girl and see how their job is essentially to be walking tits and ass so to serve perverts who don't know how to do a google search for porn -- how someone could see that, and still deny that employee a safe place under occupational professionalism; that is sick and I cannot comprehend how someone can do that and sleep at night. 

If anyone has answers to some of these questions, I'd appreciate it very much. There is just something about people who use their authority/power to do obscene things to those who are weaker or less fortunate -- it just rubs me the wrong way. Being an employee anywhere should not make you subject to the sexual whims of your employer. 

Also, just in general, I'd advise boycotting Hooters. It's pathetic that a restaurant chain is essentially based on female sex appeal. And I suppose it's sad that some people haven't managed to overcome some teenage captivation with disproportionate body parts.

I don't understand how someone could find going to Hooters sexually attractive or stimulating, like these girls would never even talk to most of the guys who hit on them, they are not smiling because they think that guy is funny, witty, intelligent, hot, or cute -- they are smiling and playing along cause it's their fuckin' job. It's just as personal as the guy who collects your garbage on Tuesday, it's a job. How people manage to look beyond the counterfeit nature of nearly all the social interactions in a Hooters establishment actually are, I don't know. 

You know what? Maybe boycotting is a little radical, how about a new trend. People could write on the receipt the restaurant keeps, "Here for food, not boobs." Just an idea. I like that idea more, because it is the direction of changing Hooters, and not killing it. What do you guys think? 

Okay, so I started off with a simple question, but I ended up just ranting (gosh, well, whatever). I highly considered cutting out most of what I said, but screw it. Anyways, thanks for reading if you got this far, and I'm sorry if you feel like I wasted your time. 

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... but irregardless the gender ...

*shudder*

*twitch*

*shudder*

*curls up in a ball, on the floor*

Yeah, that put me in physical pain too.

I let the "anyways" slide.  Most people don't know that adding an S is always incorrect.

I am used to hearing that one.

I ate at Hooters only once about a year ago. The food was excellent and my waitress was so gorgeous that I actually felt intimidated.

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