Preggers Pt. 2
Thanks Waiter Rant (You all happy?), you made me think of an unfortunate incident with a pregnant woman, not a happy on I'm afraid.
Christy was around twenty years old, she had worked at the restaurant for about three years off and on.
Christy started as a busgirl and hostess, worked up to expo and then server, I didn't always get along with this strong willed girl, but she had a hell of a work ethic.
She, like a lot of young kids in love, got married right out of high school.
A few months later she became pregnant, and our good willed GM offered her a spot hosting while she saved money and worked two jobs.
She soon began to show, nonetheless working ever shift and pulling her weight like a true champ.
The management switched over, all part of the plan to corperatize our chain.
The good willed GM left to start his own business rather than see what was to come, the new managment wasn't so helpfull to people like Christy.
When she walked by they whispered amongst themselves with darting eyes.
Pretty soon she came in and wasn't on the schedule, she wasn't on the next one either.
She demanded answers, she didn't need the job per se, but after three years of loyalty she wanted some back when the card were down.
She was told she didn't fit the image of our restaurant.
After all, what would on think if they saw a young pregnant girl at the door?
What kind of establishment would hire a trashy slut like that...
Never mind she was in love.
Never mind the work ethic she had.
Never mind that she was married, and it was no shotgun wedding either.
After all, we have an image to maintain...
And image is everything these days.