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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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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Another pervert getting a useless grant that could have gone to actually doing something positive in the world.


21 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:28 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: gimme1ibertee

Big boobs mean bigger tips.


22 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:38 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Poor Dr. Colb. Alas, she’s guilty!


23 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:44 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
"Did somebody order the chicken?"


24 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:44 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women; teabaggers"-0 Ageist Racist Sexist Homophobic)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

In a related story, Waiters with a tan and defined 6-pack make more tips than over-weight Waiters.

Somehow this is a shock? Part of the job of a Wait Person is to deliver the product the customer wants in a timely manner, graciously, politely and looking good while you do it only adds to the tip.


25 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:46 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

TTIUWP (and not of the professor, either. LOL)


26 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:46 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

In other words, this professor got paid to talk to chicks about their boobs.


27 posted on 05/07/2010 7:56:58 AM PDT by nhoward14 (A mind is a terrible thing to waste. That is why Obama gave his away.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“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.”

Dude, you’re bringing me down.


28 posted on 05/07/2010 7:57:10 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
"Larger Breasts Pay Off for Waitresses Every Woman in the History of the Planet"

There. Fixed it.

29 posted on 05/07/2010 7:57:23 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Cornell in the city of evil.


30 posted on 05/07/2010 7:57:34 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: WakeUpAndVote

ROTFLMAO!!


31 posted on 05/07/2010 7:57:38 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: gimme1ibertee
Did someone say BOOBIES?


32 posted on 05/07/2010 7:57:45 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Drill baby, drill!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Gah!

33 posted on 05/07/2010 7:57:52 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

She’s ugly, and she has never worked in the real world.


34 posted on 05/07/2010 7:57:53 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: justlurking

For the life of me, I keep thinking of that episode of Seinfeld where Elaine was trying to shut down a diner for discrimination because all the waitresses looked alike and had huge breasts. She filed a complaint with the EEOC and the found the guys from the EEOC were eating lunch there every day (for, um, investigative purposes, of course). Then, at the end of the episode she found out that the waitresses were all daughters of the owner.


35 posted on 05/07/2010 7:58:14 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: WakeUpAndVote
PIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
36 posted on 05/07/2010 7:58:31 AM PDT by starlifter (Sapor Amo Pullus)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“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.

Request for Professor Colb: Go out and open your own restaurant. Then you can make all the decisions yourself. You can even put up a sign - to which I would adhere - that says “Unenlightened Customers not Allowed.” And, yes, whenever we pay someone for doing something, we are the defacto “boss.” It’s called reality, dear.


37 posted on 05/07/2010 7:58:35 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Scythian

Just think of the number of breast augmentations the grant money could have financed.


38 posted on 05/07/2010 7:58:40 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Constitution Day
How about these fun bags?


39 posted on 05/07/2010 7:59:27 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Drill baby, drill!)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

LOL! The picture’s even funnier with your tag line.


40 posted on 05/07/2010 7:59:40 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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