HOOTERS has been known for beautiful women, good food, and a welcoming atmosphere.
One woman shared her experience working at the restaurant chain, detailing the great lengths the company goes through to ensure the “beautiful women” aspect, monitoring employees’ appearance closely.
Jade Amber told viewers about her experience as a Hooters girlCredit: YouTube/jade amber
Jade Amber is a mother and digital content creator.
She took to YouTube to describe the limiting and downright strange rules laid out for Hooters girls.
Upon her interview, the Hooters recruiter asked Amber to take a full body photo as part of the on-boarding process.
“They take a picture of you and send it to corporate,” she revealed. “So that they can basically have the picture of what you look like when you first started.”
Amber went on to explain that the photo is kept in a database as a comparative document.
“If they see like a drastic change in like your appearance and stuff they’re obviously gonna pull the picture up,” she said.
Commenters added their experiences with the Hooters chain.
“I worked at Hooters for 2 years and the experience was HARD,” one wrote. “My legs ached SO bad…it was so painful. They would not allow the waitstaff to sit or lean on a chair your whole shift.”
“My experience was pretty bad getting hired on,” another wrote. “I had interviews at two different locations and one didn’t even hesitate to tell me no as soon as I walked in.”
“The one thing I hated the most was having to stand in front of my male manager and have him tell me if I was I guess good enough to hit the floor,” a third revealed.
“If my make up was right, if I had enough blush on, if my pantyhose were good enough, like having a man look me up and down to tell me if I was good enough,” she added.
Although the company does not mention a weight limit for its hiring process, Hooters girls are clearly known for their distinctive look.
Hooters boasts a Miss Hooters pageant, a Hooters swimsuit calendar, and even television commercials.
According to a Hooters Girl job listing, it is “an exclusive position, reserved only for those who are entertaining, goal oriented, and charismatic.”
“In the restaurant she is identified by her representation of the Hooters Girl Image,” the listing read. “Which all contribute to her confidence and poise.”
Hooters in Ocean City, MD, USACredit: Getty