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There is a story out there right now that is making a huge impact on people’s hearts. It is about a waitress and a restaurant owner. As most restaurant owners own their businesses to make a profit; I am sure this particular owner in Ontario, Canada is in some ways regretting his decision to temporarily lay off a certain waitress, by the name of Stacy Fearnall, who shaved her head for charity. Profit or loss determines alot of business owners decisions when running their businesses…I am sure this decision will be no different in the long run.
It seems that Stacy has lost a few people to cancer and has friends who are, even now, being affected by cancer. Stacy wanted to remember and honor them. She wanted to participate in Cops for Cancer which is a charity that raises funds and awareness about the disease. So by shaving her head, Stacy was able to raise almost three thousand dollars for the charity. Kudos to Stacy and to the charity!
However, when she got to work she was allegedly advised to either wear a wig or go home until her hair grew back. The owner allegedly felt that his customers would be offended. He has set standards for his employees about how they present themselves. It seems as if some of the customer’s support his decision…but many others do not. The power of public opinion will prove itself in the profit or loss numbers since the temporary lay off began.
It is normally waitresses who get tips; but, i do have one for Mr. Hilliard…have more compassion in your heart and worry less about what people think in regards to the amount of hair one has on their head. Do you think less of your customers who have bald or shaved heads? Hair loss is a sensitive subject and one that people feel very strongly about whether it is from cancer or just natural hair loss. If Mr. Hilliard thinks less of someone with hair loss, maybe he should try inviting those particular customers to come back when they grow hair back on their heads and see what they have to say about such a statement! How would you handle this situation?
Ps…remember cancer affects us all support cancer research. www.cancer.org/. See some generally related articles that i have written. https://writeasrain.wordpress.com/2008/06/03/cancer-is-a-thief/. https://writeasrain.wordpress.com/2007/11/15/robin-roberts-strength/
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