Blogging Intentions

Let it be known that this blog is NOT made out of spitefulness or revenge, but a rather a chance to be heard; a chance to make a difference in workplaces that think they can get away with treating employees with zero respect and not taking responsibility for their actions. We have the right to speak our mind in unfair situations in order to make a difference for the future.

Over the years I’ve witnessed racial slurs with Hooter Girls and Cooks, inappropriate comments on my personal endeavors , jabs made at the financial security of my family,  and have been talked down to and mocked to point where management tried to diminish self-esteem. Management has expressed that Hooter Girls are nothing but pure entertainment to customers and we come a dime a dozen. I’ve heard over and over again that we are not considered to be working in a place we can call a “real job”. We have worked too hard and have put in way too many hours into this corporation to stand back and play a victim.

It’s time to make a difference. It’s time to make an example of this particular corporation and will fight for everyone who has felt the same way.

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Discrimination Report

These are a list of just SOME of the complaints filed on Tuesday, November 12

  • Many employees the work at Hooters have children. If you are an African American employee, Dave Peterson has no problem speaking his mind about his opinion on child support:

“Maybe if you didn’t have ten kids, you wouldn’t have child support taken out of your checks.”

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  • Dave Peterson implements a different set of rules for different employees. For example:

I, an African American employee, went up to Hooters one time to eat and watch a football game. While drinking a soda at a table I chose to sit at the back of the restaurant, Dave Peterson stated that I must leave within 45 minutes, escorted me out of the building, and told me I can sit at the outside bar to continue watching the game.

With this above statement being said, Dave Peterson allows his favorite white cooks to sit not only inside the restaurant after their shifts, but allows them to drink until closing, well after the 45 minute rule.

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  • Dave Peterson will deny you the opportunity to apply for a key employee if you are an African American

Around a year ago, Dave Peterson was complaining that he has had to work long hours making him physically exhausted because they were short on managers. I, an African American employee, had asked Dave to read over my resume to be a key holding employee, stating that I would be able to help around the store whenever he needed. In turn, he looked at me and said no because I worked in the same store location with my girlfriend. I told Dave I would be a key employee for the exact same pay-rate and he just shook his head and said he wouldn’t even look at my resume.Less than a week later, Dave Peterson promotes a white cook to the key holding management position whose fiancé worked at the same store location as he did. Two weeks later, this recently promoted employee had failed his drug test resulting in demotion and returned back to the kitchen as a cook.

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  • If you are an interracial couple working at the Hooters Marana location, expect to be treated differently by Dave Peterson

During various nights this interracial couple worked together, they were unable to speak even a word to each other without getting scolded. This is cause for concern because there have been other couples, white couples, that have worked at the same location that are able to caress each other, kiss each other, and hold hands with each other on the clock. 

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Employees Terminated After Writing Discrimination Report

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An interracial couple submits an 11-page discrimination report regarding snide comments made over the past couple years. Two days later the Hooters management team or more specific, DAVE PETERSON, terminates both of them stating they have disrupted business practices. 

Please click on our other posts to see what was written in the discrimination report!