Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I like the beers down the emergency slide move (I have always wanted to leave a plane down one of those things, so I can identify), but this is even better. On the one hand, you have to worry about an employee who quits a job this spectacularly. Something tells me, though, that she will have a much easier time finding another one than Steven Slater.
Could have been worse, he could have written a hit YouTube hit like Dave Carroll and United Breaks Guitars
Everybody who deals with the public should watch that at least once, and take it to heart that customer service begins with you.
The other video to watch in the genre of quitting is of course the classic Johnny Paycheck song.
No matter how senior you are, everybody reports to somebody (even a CEO reports to a board), and there is a certain liberating feeling to the act of departure. However, it is almost always better to leave in a dignified manner, if the situation permits. Jenny's outrage is understandable, and if she really wants to become a broker -- and not file suit with a hostile work environment complaint -- she is probably correct that she will be "just fine."
Besides the wings being pretty mediocre, I've always thought that Hooters had its own set of potential workplace issues, in terms of its hiring practices, and the extent to which it could be considered, er, discriminatory. Also, I don't think that Jenny would learn about, say, 12b-1 fees at the Hooter's training program.
Re Hooters, don't be so judgmental.
Back in 2006 I was on a sports-related road trip to Atlanta with my then 14-year old son. We managed to get thrown out of one bar and were wandering around when we spotted a Hooters. We walked up to the maitre d and asked if we could come in. She looked at my son, and then back at me saying ... "Why of course honey, we're a fine family restaurant !"
Well, then, it's easy to see she is a HOPA. All those boards, with short, easily understood ideas clearly expressed, means that (in my judgment) she's well organized and professional. Is she a Republican? That would cap it off for me, and make her nigh on perfect.
Too bad it's a hoax; I'd have hired her instanto.