A while back I decided I needed a second job to supplement the one I had at the time, and as I’m an old hand at waiting tables, I turned in my application at a restaurant close to my house that is always busy. I rarely wear makeup, as I simply don’t like it, but my hair and clothing were nice. I gave the application to the wait staff manager, and she asked if I could come back the next day for an interview.
When I showed up, she sat down briefly with me at the table, then had to get up to see about a situation in the kitchen. She left her notepad and my application on the table when she went, and I didn’t even have to crane my neck to read what she’d written there, circled and underlined as if it were a criminal record: “Appearance needs work. NO MAKEUP.”
When she came back, I told her thanks for her time, but I’d decided not to take the job. Oh well. She lost out on an experienced and skilled server. #MFIF