UnderCover Waitress: Mark Your Calendars

Friday, October 26, 2012

Mark Your Calendars

Friday, November 9, 2012
8 pm, 7 central

The "Undercover Boss" television show on CBS airs Rob Lynch going undercover at the Tilted Kilt.

Rob Lynch, is 6'6" tall, with a broad chest. He is not the easiest person to disguise, so this in itself should be interesting. I am curious how they did it. 

I am most interested, however, in watching with an eye for how these people dance the line between "we are a restaurant" and "come ogle nearly-naked, young women." Lynch likes to refer to the Tilted Kilt as a "family environment." Only in families that value their daughters' intelligence and ability to acquire skills less than their sons'. 

He does not get any points from me for having his wife and two daughters work at the corporate offices of Tilted Kilt in Tempe, Arizona. In corporate, they don't have to wear scanty "costumes" to work. 

According to the Broadcast Newsroom,
Through his "Undercover Boss" experience, Lynch gained valuable insight into key areas of the business that he will continue to fine-tune and improve in the coming months. Jobs that he participated in during the experience include bartender, line-cook, manager and busser/security guard.
Anyway, I'm sure I'll have more to say after the airing.

On a side note, I have been swamped lately but have not forgotten about all the waitresses out there working for a living -- on the good shifts, anyway. Keep up the good work! 

5 comments :

  1. My daughter just started serving and she was happy to make 70 dollars in three hours. If she had to wear a skimpy outfit, I guess she might feel a bit over-exposed. I hope that CEO gets an eyeful and if he does, I hope he makes it a point to take it to task to change the atmosphere.

    It's the type of thing to address, especially with the whole world watching you! :)

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  2. I am deeply concerned by the idea that he was a "busser/security guard". That's highly disturbing for a RESTAURANT to need a security guard. Even Hooters doesn't have that!

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  3. Yeah, I've seen "staff" work as security guards in something like a "bar and grill" which after 10:00 pm is more bar than anything. But a restaurant? lol

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  4. My impression is that Tilted Kilt is quite a bar, more so than Hooters. Maybe that is why the article said, "busser/security guard."

    It could also be that because waitresses are essentially wearing bikinis, the "restaurant" needs extra security to protect them from drunken assault by customers?

    In any case, the job requirements of a busser and a security guard are so different that I am troubled that one person would play both roles, especially at the same time. How can you possibly be running around with a dish tub and performing security? Please tell me that the "security" aspect of the job is separate from the "busser" part, as Diane said. For example, maybe at 10:00 pm a busser stops bussing and begins acting as a security guard.

    I don't know, but we may find out when the show airs...?

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  5. It sounds dubious, a restaurant that claims it's a "family environment" needing a bouncer of sorts...

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