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Date: 27 Aug 2007 14:34:01
From: Fred Goodwin, CMA
Subject: Baristas quit in protest of racy dress code
Baristas quit in protest of racy dress code

<http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/
NW_082307WAB_monroe_latte_dress_TP.63094d58.html >
http://tinyurl.com/2oebjg

10:28 AM PDT on Friday, August 24, 2007
By ROB PIERCY / KING 5 News

Amy Klatt is one of the baristas at Lola Bean Espresso who's quitting
over the new dress code. MONROE, Wash. - Workers at one coffee stand
are taking a stand against their new boss.

The owner is implementing a dress code - requiring employees to wear
skimpy outfits.

All the workers have quit.

"I make coffee, I don't sell my body, you know?"

That's what Barista Amy Klett told her boss at Lola Bean Espresso last
week.

"He said he was going with a franchise called Cowgirls and that the
attire would be different, and that if we weren't on board, he would
find other people," said barista Heather Cyrus.

For those of you who haven't visited Cowgirls, think of it like
Starbucks meets Hooters.

Like a lot of similar stands throughout the Northwest, people come for
the coffee -- and the dress code.

"Military Monday, Cowgirl Tuesday, Bikini Wednesday, Schoolgirl
Thursday and Fantasy Friday," said Cyrus.

The girls at Lola Bean talked about it. One by one, they went to
their boss and told him they quit.

"I think it's demeaning to women and you shouldn't have to wear that
kind of clothing to make a living," said Klett.

"I'm not gonna wear lingerie or negligees to work," said Cyrus. "It's
not how I represent myself."

"I don't think he was expecting every one of us to quit," said Klett.

By the end of the week, everyone will be gone. For Amy, the decision
was all at once easy and painful.

"I have a mortgage to pay and I'm not sure how I'm gonna pay it now,"
said Klett.

Amy and the others are counting on their regular customers to follow
them to other coffee stands.

"Coffee's coffee. I'll go wherever she goes," said one customer.

"If they don't want to do it, they don't have to. I wouldn't wanna do
it," said customer Jan Woolery.

The owner of the stand tells KING 5 he was very surprised all of the
baristas decided to quit. He says he has posted an ad for new baristas
and the response has been overwhelming.





 
Date: 27 Aug 2007 16:08:52
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Baristas quit in protest of racy dress code
On Aug 27, 5:34 pm, "Fred Goodwin, CMA" <fgood...@yahoo.com >


The owner of the stand tells KING 5 he was very surprised all of the
> baristas decided to quit. He says he has posted an ad for new baristas
> and the response has been overwhelming.

Not unexpected, surprising, or markedly genuine. What else could he
be expected to say . . . 'people like caffeine racing through their
blood just like their women?'



 
Date: 27 Aug 2007 17:51:46
From: Jude
Subject: Re: Baristas quit in protest of racy dress code

"Fred Goodwin, CMA" <fgoodwin@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1188250441.858152.114230@19g2000hsx.googlegroups.com...
> Baristas quit in protest of racy dress code
>
> <http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/
> NW_082307WAB_monroe_latte_dress_TP.63094d58.html>
> http://tinyurl.com/2oebjg
>
> 10:28 AM PDT on Friday, August 24, 2007
> By ROB PIERCY / KING 5 News
>
> Amy Klatt is one of the baristas at Lola Bean Espresso who's quitting
> over the new dress code. MONROE, Wash. - Workers at one coffee stand
> are taking a stand against their new boss.
>
> The owner is implementing a dress code - requiring employees to wear
> skimpy outfits.
>
> All the workers have quit.
>
> "I make coffee, I don't sell my body, you know?"
>
> That's what Barista Amy Klett told her boss at Lola Bean Espresso last
> week.
>
> "He said he was going with a franchise called Cowgirls and that the
> attire would be different, and that if we weren't on board, he would
> find other people," said barista Heather Cyrus.
>
> For those of you who haven't visited Cowgirls, think of it like
> Starbucks meets Hooters.
>
> Like a lot of similar stands throughout the Northwest, people come for
> the coffee -- and the dress code.
>
> "Military Monday, Cowgirl Tuesday, Bikini Wednesday, Schoolgirl
> Thursday and Fantasy Friday," said Cyrus.
>
> The girls at Lola Bean talked about it. One by one, they went to
> their boss and told him they quit.
>
> "I think it's demeaning to women and you shouldn't have to wear that
> kind of clothing to make a living," said Klett.
>
> "I'm not gonna wear lingerie or negligees to work," said Cyrus. "It's
> not how I represent myself."
>
> "I don't think he was expecting every one of us to quit," said Klett.
>
> By the end of the week, everyone will be gone. For Amy, the decision
> was all at once easy and painful.
>
> "I have a mortgage to pay and I'm not sure how I'm gonna pay it now,"
> said Klett.
>
> Amy and the others are counting on their regular customers to follow
> them to other coffee stands.
>
> "Coffee's coffee. I'll go wherever she goes," said one customer.
>
> "If they don't want to do it, they don't have to. I wouldn't wanna do
> it," said customer Jan Woolery.
>
> The owner of the stand tells KING 5 he was very surprised all of the
> baristas decided to quit. He says he has posted an ad for new baristas
> and the response has been overwhelming.
>




  
Date: 27 Aug 2007 18:54:20
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Baristas quit in protest of racy dress code
Hey, if you've never visited beautiful downtown Monroe you couldn't
understand the appeal of skimpily dressed baristas. Other than a state
prison, for years Monroe had only the logging & railroad industries (and
prostitution) as economic bases. Communities from Monroe to Gold bar &
Sultan were notorious for their brothels; only closed within fairly recent
memory. So maybe the proprietor is trying to maintain the historic
atmosphere of the area? Gosh, some communities might hail the guy as a hero.
--
Robert Harmon
--
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"Jude" <Cajun@thebayou.wet > wrote in message
news:lxIAi.71713$jH3.43331@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
>
> "Fred Goodwin, CMA" <fgoodwin@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1188250441.858152.114230@19g2000hsx.googlegroups.com...
>> Baristas quit in protest of racy dress code
>>
>> <http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/
>> NW_082307WAB_monroe_latte_dress_TP.63094d58.html>
>> http://tinyurl.com/2oebjg
>>
>> 10:28 AM PDT on Friday, August 24, 2007
>> By ROB PIERCY / KING 5 News
>>
>> Amy Klatt is one of the baristas at Lola Bean Espresso who's quitting
>> over the new dress code. MONROE, Wash. - Workers at one coffee stand
>> are taking a stand against their new boss.
>>
>> The owner is implementing a dress code - requiring employees to wear
>> skimpy outfits.
>>
>> All the workers have quit.
>>
>> "I make coffee, I don't sell my body, you know?"
>>
>> That's what Barista Amy Klett told her boss at Lola Bean Espresso last
>> week.
>>
>> "He said he was going with a franchise called Cowgirls and that the
>> attire would be different, and that if we weren't on board, he would
>> find other people," said barista Heather Cyrus.
>>
>> For those of you who haven't visited Cowgirls, think of it like
>> Starbucks meets Hooters.
>>
>> Like a lot of similar stands throughout the Northwest, people come for
>> the coffee -- and the dress code.
>>
>> "Military Monday, Cowgirl Tuesday, Bikini Wednesday, Schoolgirl
>> Thursday and Fantasy Friday," said Cyrus.
>>
>> The girls at Lola Bean talked about it. One by one, they went to
>> their boss and told him they quit.
>>
>> "I think it's demeaning to women and you shouldn't have to wear that
>> kind of clothing to make a living," said Klett.
>>
>> "I'm not gonna wear lingerie or negligees to work," said Cyrus. "It's
>> not how I represent myself."
>>
>> "I don't think he was expecting every one of us to quit," said Klett.
>>
>> By the end of the week, everyone will be gone. For Amy, the decision
>> was all at once easy and painful.
>>
>> "I have a mortgage to pay and I'm not sure how I'm gonna pay it now,"
>> said Klett.
>>
>> Amy and the others are counting on their regular customers to follow
>> them to other coffee stands.
>>
>> "Coffee's coffee. I'll go wherever she goes," said one customer.
>>
>> "If they don't want to do it, they don't have to. I wouldn't wanna do
>> it," said customer Jan Woolery.
>>
>> The owner of the stand tells KING 5 he was very surprised all of the
>> baristas decided to quit. He says he has posted an ad for new baristas
>> and the response has been overwhelming.
>>
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