September 16, 2017

Keep ‘em holstered or let ‘em loose? Waitress fights for right to go braless

David MenziesMission Specialist

It’s always been tough to turn a profit in the restaurant business but since this is 2017, there is of course another complication to the eatery biz: Uniforms

Earlier this month, Geneviève Loiselle, a waitress at East Side Mario’s in Timmins, Ontario, made headlines after she publicly complained that management at the restaurant told her she could no longer go braless.

She says it’s more comfortable, but management says it’s a distraction at a family restaurant like East Side Mario’s.

The story has entered the realm of the bizarre and seems to show a Catch 22 that exists in the restaurant business regarding dress codes.

Many “breastaurants” are condemned by feminists for sexualizing their waitresses yet, in this case, management was attempting to “de-sexualize” the look of a waitress but still received condemnation.

Perhaps the solution is different sections of the restaurant like the old days when there were smoking and non-smoking areas?

“Welcome to East Side Mario’s, would you like boobs… or non-boobs?”

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commented 2017-09-19 14:30:29 -0400
Oh vajay jay… must learn to think before you post. Vajay jay posts “The Rebel discredits itself by giving an opinion.” yet doesn’t understand that it is an opinion vajay jay has posted and its on The Rebel. Booze and pills will do this but mostly it is the blatant hypocrisy of the leftist regressive fucktards.
commented 2017-09-19 01:36:59 -0400
Sick & tired of these people, whining, crying & running to the press complaining their rights have been taken away. Grow up & get a bra.
commented 2017-09-19 00:50:12 -0400
David Menzies has said that he himself “lets them swing both ways.”

A young woman working at East Side Marios does not need this hassle.

It is not a matter of sexism or mysogeny. If a staff person feels she should wear a bra, or not, that is her right. Especially in the summer heat a staff person may feel more comfortable in a bra under a shirt, or simply a shirt.

The Rebel discredits itself by giving an opinion.
commented 2017-09-18 09:12:00 -0400
Colin Spencer, This business model wouldn’t be applicable at Lone Star restaurants; a greater percentage of all tips are now split among all staff, even Managers! I abhor Marxist ideology therefore, haven’t gone to this chain since the policy was put into effect this summer.
commented 2017-09-18 01:42:12 -0400
Ron Joseph,

I was 10 years old when I saw Playboy and 70’s porno. I was clearly far more advanced than you at 14 and I am quite sure I lost my virginity before you did as well.
commented 2017-09-18 01:08:16 -0400
Best way to fill the seats in a restaurant for lunch an dinner is to have topless front of house staff. It works, and because it is highly profitable, the staff can be paid double the award rate. And they get to keep all of their tips.
commented 2017-09-18 00:59:41 -0400
James Van Halen—When you were that age , did you just like petting? Some of us wanted to turn into men and go all the way. Maybe some of you Prairie Boys never made it past petting.
commented 2017-09-17 23:43:38 -0400
Robert Raymond,

Shirts and jeans? Stubble/beards you say? How OLD are you?
commented 2017-09-17 23:41:27 -0400
Actually, I don’t care. Once she leaves the table I’m on that food like there’s no tomorrow.
commented 2017-09-17 23:39:43 -0400
Ron Joseph,

Clearly you and your friends were doing Playboy wrong and had other issues if boobs became boring to you that quickly.
commented 2017-09-17 23:37:20 -0400
Why does she take such abuse. Go work at a strip club where you can throw your bra at the customers.
commented 2017-09-17 23:06:33 -0400
Andrew, you missed the whole point
Jared Gray was ordering a big meal, Hells Kitchen Chicken and Italian Wedding Soup with cheese, plus he wouldn’t mind a bra-less bartender. So I was asking him if he would have the same appetite if the bartender was 62, as even you would agree that an older woman’s breasts rolling around and down wouldn’t help your appetite, where as a younger bartender in the same situation would not bother most people.
Andrew although you have the occasional good comment, you seen unhappy and completely out of place on this site.
Don’t you realize that David Menzies is a comedian so you are supposed to take his stories with a trace of humor..
commented 2017-09-17 19:35:27 -0400
Andrew said, “Some will look. That’s how we’re programmed which is fine, but at the same time most people are able to control themselves and not be gross.”

And in your mind, what is that limit which defines the border between the definition of “look” and the moment it becomes “gross”?
commented 2017-09-17 15:05:03 -0400
I can see the Free the Nipple gang coming forward and advocating that women in the workplace should be allowed to be topless if they choose to.

Considering that the vast majority of boobs are malformed and disgustingly awful to look at, one would be wise to reconsider patronizing any establishment where women are employed.

Where there are women there is usually insanity.
commented 2017-09-17 14:27:56 -0400
Some will look. That’s how we’re programmed which is fine, but at the same time most people are able to control themselves and not be gross. If you can’t control yourself that’s your problem, not hers.

However, if you’re complaining because your bartender isn’t attractive enough … that is a problem and reeks of entitlement. To imply that a 62 year old is somehow less qualified for the job because she doesn’t have pert 24 year old boobs is just a touch misogynistic.
commented 2017-09-17 12:57:57 -0400
Andrew said, " … or is she there to be eye candy for creeps?"

Ahh, here we go with the self-righteous attitude, “A woman can dress as she likes but if a man looks, he is obviously a creep.”

Now I have no problem whatsoever with a woman dressing as she wants within the limit of what the law allows, but to then call a man a creep because he looks at her is hypocritical. … … and as if women do not look at men. If she does, does that make her a creep too? Somehow I doubt the “creep” factor would be applied to women who look at men. What hypocrisy.
commented 2017-09-17 12:30:13 -0400
Ron Joseph commented 2 hours ago
Jared Thomas Gray—-As one of the ladys here suggested, What if your bra-less bartender was 62 years old?
Would you still order the Hells Kitchen Chicken ?"

Is she there to pour your drinks, or is she there to be eye candy for creeps?
commented 2017-09-17 12:26:54 -0400
“But, let me explain why there should be a dress code.

First, all the waiters were dressed in sweatshirts and jeans which showed signs of not having seen a washer in a week or two.None had shaved in a few days. "

What sort of staff do you think you’re going to get for minimum wage? Especially if the tip pool starts drying up.

That’s usually a sign of poor management. A dress code is lipstick on a pig for somewhere like that, it doesn’t fix the underlying problems with unhappy workers especially when the ones that give a shit start bailing on you to go work somewhere else. Yet, they’ll be the first to blame the government when they go under.
commented 2017-09-17 12:24:18 -0400
Carol Burnette’s, Nora Desmond skits outline why bras should be worn! I was a kid when I watched the this hilarious show with my grandparents. I remember asking my Gran about Nora’s hanging/swaying chest, she said something to the effect, “a bra would fix that in a jiffy!”
Of course some of the humour was lost on me, I was too young to get all of the jokes, but, my grandparents hooted and laughed – this made me happy. I fondly remember the many talented comedians who made this show so popular.
commented 2017-09-17 10:50:49 -0400
Jared Thomas Gray—-As one of the ladys here suggested, What if your bra-less bartender was 62 years old?
Would you still order the Hells Kitchen Chicken ?
commented 2017-09-17 10:08:04 -0400
I’m also okay with HootersXtreme 19/21+ Topless bartenders ;) ?
commented 2017-09-17 10:06:54 -0400
Ok I want Hells Kitchen Chicken now and Italian Wedding Soup with Parmesan Cheese.. Just get it trust me… and a braless bartender is ok with me :)
commented 2017-09-17 08:53:07 -0400
Jay Kelly,

You are one dim witted liberal fool.

I recently had a meal in a restaurant which was part of chain. The dress code did not exist.

Since we were celebrating one of my grandson’s birthdays, I could not leave.

But, let me explain why there should be a dress code.

First, all the waiters were dressed in sweatshirts and jeans which showed signs of not having seen a washer in a week or two.None had shaved in a few days.

The waitresses were a bit cleaner looking but still, I would not present myself in public looking like they did. All of the waiting staff seemed to have very little knowledge of personal hygiene.

Remember, when you go to a restaurant, visit the washroom. If this public area is filthy, then what is the “non-public” area (kitchen) like?

If the staff looks like they have poor hygiene practices, then what about the cooks?

What would our army look like if we let every soldier decide for himself how to dress? I’ll tell you, they would look like your friends the islanimals of ISIS.
commented 2017-09-17 01:54:08 -0400
Now what kind of a person would complain?
commented 2017-09-17 00:58:05 -0400
David Menzies has been known to “swing both ways” but that waitress deserves to be heard. In fact, should men even comment on a post like this? Women with breasts deserve a comfortable outfit to wear when they are working, and this post trivializes the issue.

I am not in a position to comment, but we might consider the rights of the waitress. In a busy work environment such as waitressing, the worker should be given some respect and should be allowed to dress in a way that is comfortable.
commented 2017-09-16 21:22:08 -0400
I’m completely unconcerned about getting an errant teat in my beer during service – but the memsahib may take exception.
commented 2017-09-16 20:24:42 -0400
Her employer should have said, “we have received complaints, if you wish to continue working here; wear undergarments. If you would rather stand your ground, the door swings both ways….don’t let it hit you on the way out.”
commented 2017-09-16 20:12:16 -0400
David, I love your reports.
The absurd with a delicious twist of humor.
Thank you.
commented 2017-09-16 20:08:28 -0400
Jamie MacMaster—" Hell, didn’t work like that in these parts, the bunch of us could hardly wait for the next issue."
Actually, I was ashamed to tell the truth why we quit looking at the Playboy, thinking I would get away with it, but you forced me into it.
We were ambitious 12 year old’s, so we found magazines that didn’t hide anything.
Thinking back, we had a couple Prairie boys in the group, and they went crazy over the boobs in Playboy. We couldn’t figure them out as the rest of us admired nice legs etc..

Liza Rosie—Not all straight men are wired the same.
commented 2017-09-16 19:45:08 -0400
I wonder if she’s any good at waiting tables…