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Larger Breasts Pay Off for Waitresses, Study by (Cornell) Hotel Professor Finds
2010 The Cornell Daily Sun. ^ | May 7, 2010 | By Eliza LaJoie

Posted on 05/07/2010 7:50:42 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Prof. Michael Lynn, marketing and tourism, surveyed 374 waitresses about their perceived “sexiness,” breast size and other physical characteristics and correlated these results with the amount of tips the waitresses received.

His results indicate that evolutionary instinct trumps the ideals many patrons profess. Though most customers say they reward service, Lynn reports that quality of service has less than a 2-percent effect on the actual tip.

Instead, he found that waitresses with larger bra sizes received higher tips — as did women with blonde hair and slender bodies.....

Lynn explained that his study could be useful to a potential waitress as it can help gauge her “prospects in the industry.”

“It also informs management decisions about who to hire,” Lynn added, explaining that servers who earn higher tips are more desirable employees because they are likely to stay at their job longer. Higher tips also indicate higher customer approval of the server, and by association, the establishment in general....

Lynn’s results were met with distaste and disappointment from some of his colleagues at the University.

“I am disappointed but not surprised to learn that female servers with larger breasts receive more generous tips,” said Prof. Sherry F. Colb, law, who studies sexual equality.

Colb criticized the tipping system in general as facilitating the kind of discrimination that Lynn uncovered.

“Like the employer who fails to promote an employee because she does not sufficiently conform to the feminine stereotype, restaurant owners share in the blame for utilizing a pay structure that turns unenlightened customers into the ‘boss’ in charge of determining a server’s take-home pay,” she said.

Colb suggested instead that a uniform percentage “gratuity” be charged with each meal.

(Excerpt) Read more at cornellsun.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: anotherstudy; backoffimascientist; breasts; canigetagrant4that; cityofevil; cornell; ithica; napl; study; waitress
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Colb criticized the tipping system in general as facilitating the kind of discrimination that Lynn uncovered.

“Like the employer who fails to promote an employee because she does not sufficiently conform to the feminine stereotype, restaurant owners share in the blame for utilizing a pay structure that turns unenlightened customers into the ‘boss’ in charge of determining a server’s take-home pay,” she said.

Picture of Professor Colb here

No further comment

1 posted on 05/07/2010 7:50:42 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’ll be darned.


2 posted on 05/07/2010 7:51:41 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I gather it was a hands-on study.


3 posted on 05/07/2010 7:51:56 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’m now about two times dumber than I was before I started reading this nonsense.


4 posted on 05/07/2010 7:53:23 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (The Quran and Mein Kampf: if you've read one you've read them both.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I need a picture of Flounder from the movie Animal House where he is giddy and saying “This is Gonna Be Good!” because that’s exactly how I feel about this thread!


5 posted on 05/07/2010 7:53:23 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Modern, liberal Feminism was instituted to allow less than attractive women access to the mainstream.


6 posted on 05/07/2010 7:53:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kabar

Watta bunch of boobs.


7 posted on 05/07/2010 7:54:33 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

As if this conclusion really needed and academic study?


8 posted on 05/07/2010 7:54:34 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

One thing not mentioned, higher tips means a bigger cut for the owner/operator


9 posted on 05/07/2010 7:54:43 AM PDT by sniper63 (Bang,Bang, Maxwell's Silver hammer........)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

What was that about the tips?


10 posted on 05/07/2010 7:55:06 AM PDT by llevrok (TEA wakes up America !)
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To: Bender2; Jet Jaguar

Ping.


11 posted on 05/07/2010 7:55:09 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Yeah, I’ve long forgiven lousy service because the waitress fills out her uniform in a pleasing manner.

Do these so-called feminists ever realize just sexist they are when they come up with this kind of crap?


12 posted on 05/07/2010 7:55:14 AM PDT by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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Instead, he found that waitresses with larger bra sizes received higher tips — as did women with blonde hair and slender bodies.....


13 posted on 05/07/2010 7:55:43 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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No tip for her.


14 posted on 05/07/2010 7:55:46 AM PDT by jim_trent
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How much federal money did they spend for this surprising and unexpected conclusion?


15 posted on 05/07/2010 7:55:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
I need a picture of Flounder from the movie Animal House where he is giddy and saying “This is Gonna Be Good!” because that’s exactly how I feel about this thread!

Yet, it's a serious article about a study at an Ivy league university involving economics, psychology and laws on discrimination.

I like to elevate the dialogue sometimes.

16 posted on 05/07/2010 7:55:54 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Relax, you’re still easily 4 times as smart as the average liberal.


17 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:13 AM PDT by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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18 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:17 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Drill baby, drill!)
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unenlightened customers

LOLOL!!!
19 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:21 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

This thread is useless without pictures.


20 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:23 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain/Graham = La Raza's Senators & Estefan-Rubio)
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