Las Vegas Server Disciplined For Using The Term ‘Hun’
A customer took offense and a Las Vegas server was disciplined for using the term “hun!” That’s right, the word “hun!”
This topic came up on The Mike & Carla Morning Show about servers in the hospitality industry and commonly used words that may be offensive! Who knew right?
We’ve all been out to a bar or restaurant when the female server comes around to take an order and uses the word “hun,” or “sweetheart”. But one customer thought it was the server talking down to her and she actually complained to the manager — to the point of hoping to get that person fired! Now that maybe going a little too far, but it does happen.
Hey Las Vegas, Is being called “hun” offensive?
Mike O’Brian did bring up a situation where women patrons often don’t like when the server only talks and butters up the guy. Then as an after thought, the server may look at the wife or girlfriend, “….and sweetheart, what will you have?”
It seemed that throughout the conversation, Carla Rea didn’t have a problem with any of this.
On the flipside, we found out that Morty doesn’t like to be called “boss.” In a bar or restaurant, servers or bartenders often come up and address Morty as “boss!” Not sure why it bothers him so much, but other names like “ace,” “skipper,” not so much!
So, as The M&C Morning Show got more and more into it, we did find out little pet peeves people have with servers using nicknames. We came to find that some people had a problem with it and other didn’t. Also, we found out it that people feel different if the server was a male or female when being referred to as a pet name.
Listen, our city was built on the hospitality business. It was an interesting conversation, and we learned a lot. Take a couple of minutes, listen and tell us what you think…and enjoy!