Woman, 20, denied job as restaurant 'Kilt Girl' because 'she couldn't fit into the skirt'

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Woman, 20, denied job as restaurant 'Kilt Girl' because 'she couldn't fit into the skirt'

By Lydia Warren
PUBLISHED: 10:07 EST, 11 October 2012 | UPDATED: 14:42 EST, 11 October 2012

A 20-year-old woman has expressed her outrage at a restaurant for refusing to hire her after she could not fit into a skirt that is part of the server's uniform.

Jennifer Rogers made it through the application process to become a 'Kilt Girl' at the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery in Palm Desert, California but was turned away when the skirt was too small.

'Because the skirt was a size too small, they said that I could not work there,' Rogers told KESQ. 'I couldn't wear the uniform. It's upsetting and I don't think anyone should have to go through that.

'Why should anyone have to look a certain way to work at a different place? It's not fair.'

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Outrage: Jennifer Rogers, left, said she was turned down for a job as a Kilt Girl, right, at a California restaurant as the uniform's skirt was a size too small - treatment she branded 'upsetting and unfair'

But staff at the restaurant, which is due to re-open in two weeks after being closed for a year-and-a-half, claim they have done nothing wrong as they were advertising for 'entertainers'.

On the company's career site, the job listing explains applicants must 'adhere to the established appearance guidelines' and 'maintain a costume fit, as detailed in the appearance guidelines'.

The restaurants brand themselves as the 'Best Looking Sports Pub You’ve Ever Seen' and the servers are required to wear a matching tartan bra, revealing white shirt and knee-high socks.

'We have very specific costume requirements that the girls need to fill and they're actually hired as entertainers, not as servers,' said general manager Bryan VanderMeer.


Hurt: Rogers said it wasn't fair that she was expected to look a certain way when she just wanted a job





'Customer expectations': There is no employment law banning the Tilted Kilt from hiring on appearance




The restaurant chain's corporate office added in a statement to ABCNews.comthat the company 'specifically hires females for the role of the Kilt Girl who fit our profile, which includes being attractive, intelligent and having outgoing personalities.'


Casting call: Staff said they have had a surprising number of girls at the auditions who fit the bill

'We have three sizes of costumes and all applicants must conform to our costume guidelines to meet the expectations that our guests have for the brand,' it said, likening the hiring to a movie casting.

'Tilted Kilt prides itself on hiring multi-faceted, intelligent servers, who not only fit the costume, but exemplify a personality that is friendly, courteous and customer oriented.'

The company is not breaking any laws by enforcing these practices, it added.
Indeed, while federal law prohibits hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, there is nothing about body type.

And it adds that would-be workers can be discriminated against on any of these bases if it is 'a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular business or enterprise'.

While Rogers remains fuming at her treatment by the restaurant, other girls did not seem to fussed about its selective hiring process.

VanderMeer said that, while they feared it would be tough to meet girls fitting their description at casting calls for the roles, they had a surprising turnout.

'We’ve had a lot more people than I expected who actually fill the requirements of this position,' he said. 'And we are really excited to bring them to the valley and show the valley what we have.'


Strict: Manager Bryan VanderMeer said there are very specific guidelines the women have to adhere to



Themed: The Tilt Girl has been a mainstay of the Tilted Kilt since it started in 2003. It has 65 restaurants

The Titled Kilt, a Celtic-themed sports bar which opened in 2003, has 65 locations in 22 states and plans to open more this year more opening later this year.
The Kilt Girls have been the focal selling point of the restaurants since their inception, withthe websiteboasting: 'All across America, everyone agrees that "A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good".'
 

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Maybe if the pig quit whining and ran a few laps she wouldnt have been turned away.
 

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Tubby doesn't know she's tubby and this is the first time someone has ever told her.
 

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I think she has a little ketchup on her chin in that picture. No... her other chin.
 

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That's the new trend in hiring for cocktail servers now. They're not hiring waitresses, they're hiring "entertainers." That's how they get around the discrimination stuff.

Where my wife works at one of the injun casinos here in Cali they're doing it. They don't even call them interviews, they're calling them "auditions." They have to have a talent and perform during the interview. The girl my wife trained last week did a hula dance. Way to sexy it up...

So now they're hiring little hottites who don't have a clue about cocktails, serving, or any of it. They ended up having to bring in huge serving carts because the new girls can't even carry a tray.
 

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That's the new trend in hiring for cocktail servers now. They're not hiring waitresses, they're hiring "entertainers." That's how they get around the discrimination stuff.

Where my wife works at one of the injun casinos here in Cali they're doing it. They don't even call them interviews, they're calling them "auditions." They have to have a talent and perform during the interview. The girl my wife trained last week did a hula dance. Way to sexy it up...

So now they're hiring little hottites who don't have a clue about cocktails, serving, or any of it. They ended up having to bring in huge serving carts because the new girls can't even carry a tray.
And yet, better than having to look at a fattie.
 

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And we all know what you have to settle for. That girl is a twig compared to the pussy your fatass probably gets.
Occupy's returning to Occupy Classic?
 

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And we all know what you have to settle for. That girl is a twig compared to the pussy your fatass probably gets.
As opposed to the slit you're diving into? Fucking thing is so used from pushing out not-your-kids, it looks like a Windsock at an Airfield.

The gash in the story is a fatty. You're not fucking her, so stop defending her, White Knight.
 

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It's a casting call. They are not lookin for doughy, wide-hipped ugly girls. Move on.

How much ya wanna bet the have an extra-small kilt for when the ugly chicks come in?
 

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She wouldn't be bad looking if she dropped some pounds.

However, once she is 'comfortable' in a relationship, she'll pork up.
 

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I agree. But if you're in shape but over 30, and have 10 years of experience doing cocktails you still won't get hired there.
I agree, it's not fair. We all deserve a level playing field. Speaking of which, I wanna be a Sports Illustrated bikini model.