Skip to comments.Larger Breasts Pay Off for Waitresses, Study by (Cornell) Hotel Professor Finds
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....
Lynns 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 servers take-home pay, she said.
Colb suggested instead that a uniform percentage gratuity be charged with each meal.
(Excerpt) Read more at cornellsun.com ...
(2) I should’ve gone into the social sciences. I think I could’ve made a very fulfilling career of breast-related sociological studies. I consider myself something of a connoisseur.
(3) Maybe large-breasted waitresses make the dining experience more enjoyable. The fact that it is appearance-related does not mean that the tip was not related to the enjoyability of the outing. He should do a study of wife’s breast-size and its relation to male marital happiness.
(4) The author suggests a uniform tip. As one would expect from a liberal, he does not indicate whether the purpose is to help the small-breasted, or hurt the large-breasted. Maybe a federally subsidized waitress implant program would be more beneficial.
Yeah, because price fixing works so well and all.
I pay tips purely on quality of service. Many cute, young waitresses have received paltry tips from me because they were inattentive or rude.
Some of the highest tips I've given were to excellent male servers.
Lesbian communist law school professor.
After many years of painstaking research, we have concluded that water is wet.
I think the order was for "rubber."
>> After many years of painstaking research, we have concluded that water is wet.
... but I’ll bet the research process was far less enjoyable than a boob study.
I got thrown out of Hooters once for offering the waitress a “more generous tip!”
Hooter’s is old hat. Tilted Kilt takes Hooter’s to the next level.
I figured that Prof Colb could make a train take the dirt road, and then I saw your link. Sure enough.
After I got out of the service, I worked casino security in Las Vegas for a year. I got to know most of the people who worked there and listened in on some interesting conversations amongst the workers.
More than one waitress in the restaurant was saving their money to get boob enhancement jobs (saline implants) in Salt Lake City. At that time, 1979, it cost around $2100 to get the job done. The purpose of the restaurant waitresses to get boob jobs was so they could get jobs as cocktail waitresses, who made more money in tips.
If you’ve ever been to Vegas, you can’t help but notice the preponderance of busty cocktail waitresses, and it’s an unwritten prerequisite of getting hired.
Enterprising young ladies they were! :-)
What study is next? Is water really wet?
I learned long ago that it is best to have my wife calculate the tip.
>> Hooters is old hat. Tilted Kilt takes Hooters to the next level.
Haha. You know — they have establishments where the women will skip the charade and just lose the top (or more) altogether.
Those are some fine lookin’ taters...