A Hooters waitress has lifted the lid on the restaurant chain’s strict rules for employees, revealing her co-workers were fired for infractions like dying their hair and having too many piercings.
Jardin May, 26, from Texas, went viral earlier this week when she shared a TikTok video of herself dancing with five of her co-workers while they were wearing low-cut tops and short shorts — Hooters’ famous uniforms.
‘POV: Having a good time with my homegirls at work,’ she captioned the footage, which then cut to her alone. ‘They all get fired.’
Jardin May, 26, from Texas, revealed that all of her Hooters co-workers got fired in a now-viral TikTok video that has been viewed more than 2.1 million times
The clip started with with May dancing with five of her co-workers while they were wearing their famous Hooters uniforms
The clip has been viewed more than 2.1 million times, and many commenters wanted to know the reasons why they were let go.
In a follow-up, May explained that one of her co-workers got fired for showing up late, which usually just merits a write-up. However, she said the woman ‘had an attitude’ and argued that other girls had been late and not gotten written up.
After she got another write-up for something ‘kind of petty,’ she started yelling and screaming, which led her to get a third write-up. May noted that employees at the restaurant are supposed to be terminated after two write-ups.
May said her friend Adamary was fired because she dyed her hair bright red, explaining: ‘One of the main rules of Hooters is whatever you look like when you are hired, you have to maintain that standard.’
When the footage cut to her alone, she revealed all of her co-workers were fired
In a follow-up, May explained that one woman was fired for yelling and screaming after getting her third write-up. However, most of the terminations had to do with their appearances
‘They were saying, “You can’t come into work with your hair that color,”‘ she continued. ‘Obviously, she’s already spent the money on getting her hair dyed that color, and so she was fired because she wouldn’t change her hair back.’
Adamary marked her last day as a Hooters girl by sharing a TikTok video of herself rocking her new red hair with the caption: ‘When you get fired for your hair color.’
May noted that her other co-worker wasn’t technically fired because she quit before they could let her go, but she felt it still counted.
‘There’s a jewelry rule,’ she said. ‘You can only have studs, no hoops. You can’t wear a necklace at work, and you can only wear one ring per finger.’
She added that Hooters employees are allowed to have a small stud in one nostril, but her co-worker had studs on both sides as well as a septum piercing, which is not allowed.
‘One of the main rules of Hooters is whatever you look like when you are hired, you have to maintain that standard,’ May explained
The TikToker said her friend Adamary (pictured on her last day at Hooters) was fired for dying her hair bright red and refusing to dye it back
May shared that another co-worker quit before they had a chance to fire her for having too many piercings, saying she had a stud in each nostril and a septum piercing
‘So she got fired because she refused to take her piercing out,’ she shared.
Finally, May said the last girl got fired over what was likely an innocent mistake.
‘A customer called up to the restaurant and said that their bill was higher than what they had left, meaning they thought that their server had changed their tip, which sometimes can happen,’ she explained.
‘Not that we are changing anybody’s tips intentionally, but our store is a really, really busy location, and so when we are rushing and stuff, it is very easy to mistype a tip,’ she noted, saying this has happened to her before.
Finally, May said the last girl got fired after a customer called to say that she changed their tip. She noted it was likely an innocent mistake, explaining their locations is really busy
May, who appeared in the Hooters calendar last year, has been working for the chain restaurant for the past seven years
‘Different stores are strict on [different rules] so I’ve just learned them all,’ she said
A number of viewers were stunned by Hooters’ strict rules for employees, with some even comparing it to the military
‘One time I tipped myself 10 cents and it was a $100 tip, and I didn’t notice it until I counted my money at the end of the night, and I was like, no, I made more than this.’
A number of viewers were stunned by Hooters’ strict rules for employees, with some even comparing it to the military.
‘For hair??? And [JEWELERY]?!?! Goodnight,’ one person wrote, while another asked: ‘What is this? The military.’
‘Hooters is literally the most strict job I ever had,’ someone else agreed.
One TikToker wanted to know how May kept up with all the rules, and she explained in the comments that she has been with Hooters for the past seven years and has worked at eight different locations.
‘Different stores are strict on [different rules] so I’ve just learned them all,’ she said.
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