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Working at a restaurant as a waitress is quite stressful. For the female staff, they also often have to endure the need to stand up for hours. Even as they become tired, they need to greet customers in a cheery manner.
But what if it's too much? For one woman, working at a certain restaurant literally gave her physical pain. Worse, the manager did not seem to mind. So what can be done?
Read the story below to find out more!
Nicola is the friend of a woman from Alberta, Canada who worked at a restaurant. During her friend's shift, she had to wear heels.
Nicola's waitress friend was not named in this situation, but she had to upload the image to show what was happening.
Worse, Nicola Gavins said that her friend was scolded by the manager.
Once the manager saw the waitress in flats, it was ordered that she would have to wear heels the next day.
Specifically, it happened at the Jasper Avenue, Edmonton branch.
According to the freelance makeup artist, female workers at Joey Restaurants are told to wear heels. The only exception is if they have medical reasons.
Apparently, the women have to buy a uniform worth at least $30. On the other hand, the men can use black clothes that they might have in their own closets.
She said that she has many friends with similar jobs. However, they do not have to feel uncomfortable at work to get good tips.
Nicola said that this is against the Albert Labour Laws. Some people have also recommended seeking legal help.
One individual said that giving a tip is not based on the waitress wearing heels or flats. As long as she gives the food properly and is approachable, she should be given a good tip.
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