The service industry can be a toxic environment no matter where you work – with angry customers, demanding managers and a fast-paced work environment that makes work even more stressful.
A waiter at a Hooters restaurant lays out some downsides to working at the company — and it has nothing to do with customers or uniforms.
TikToker @jardintaylor has gone viral for a video she showed of herself dancing with her fellow Hooters, all in uniform, which quickly cuts to a screen of only her saying “they’re all getting fired”. The video received over 4.8 million views.
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She then posted a follow-up video, which received over 479,000 views explaining what happened to all the workers who were laid off.
The first daughter was fired for showing up late for her shift, which is internally referred to as a “write-off”. This appears to be a punishable offense, but the TikToker explained that other girls have shown up late for their shifts multiple times.
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She then delved into the strict dress codes that employees face, including their hairstyle and jewelry choices.
“One of the main rules at Hooters is that whatever you look like when you’re hired, you have to maintain that standard,” she said. “And so [one employee] dyed her hair red and [management was] saying “you can’t come to work with your hair that color”. And she already spent the money to dye her hair that color, so she was fired because she didn’t want to change her hair.”
The Hooters employee then explained that they were also only allowed to wear earbuds (no hoops), no necklaces, one ring per finger and, per another employee’s shot, no rings. septum in the nose.
Entrepreneur has contacted Hooters for comment.