Just last month three woman at a restaurant/bar in California were labelled as ‘fat girls’ on their bar ticket as a means of having the staff identify them.
Now a Florida woman is angered over the fact that a valet person used the word ‘fat’ to describe her on her parking ticket at a local mall.
Sharyn Peoples was in Boca Raton earlier this month and parked at a local mall while she appeared at a play.
She used the mall’s valet service and when she came to get her car, in her vehicle she found a ticket with the words, ‘play’, ‘red dress’, and ‘fat’ on it as ways of having the valet drivers identify her to get her car.
She told WTVJ; “I was mortified!”
She contacted the valet company, LAZ Parking of Florida and what they had to say was not what she thought she would hear.
The company at first basically brushed her off and gave her an excuse that it was young kids that worked there and that should excuse them.
“It’s only words and it’s from some kid, You know, we employ 18- and 20-year-old kids.”
She replied, “Sir, they’re legally adults,”
The company did send her a formal apology and said that they will not use words to describe their customers by their physical appearance on the tickets anymore.
“Please accept our sincerest apologies, this type of situation will never occur again.”
She was offered free parking for a year and they also gave her a gift card to a restaurant at Mizner Park.
The company did not say who the person was who wrote the description and said that they would reprimand him.
Peoples is very angry over the whole thing still, and doubts she is the first customer to have this happen to them.
“People should not accept employees slandering their patrons in any way, shape, or form”
and she offered the valet worker this advice;
”I feel bad for you that your parents obviously didn’t raise you well enough, and I hope you understand this is not at all acceptable.”
The company issued a statement publicly saying they were sorry for what happened;
“We deeply regret this incident and the company has apologized to the customer and the employee has been disciplined. LAZ Parking continues to be committed to providing the best customer experience possible.”
Many viewers who have heard of this incident and the one in California have labelled this as a form of bullying and say that it is not acceptable.
For professional companies to allow their workers to label customers by their physical appearance as a way of identifying who they are for the purpose of serving them is not okay.
What do you think of this incident and also theone at the club in California last month?
Do you consider it a form of bullying?
Should the worker be fired for what he wrote?
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