After ruminating over EaterLA's coverage on Hollywood Girl's complaint and the ensuing comments thread during my lovely drive home from my Pasadena cubicle with a belly full of Inaka's spicy tuna bowl, (Yes, haters, spicy tuna! Blah blah bad spicy tuna blah blah spice covers flavor of poor quality tuna blah blah sushi on a Monday blah blah muthaeffing blah. Well, I like the occasional spicy tuna bowl, yum yum yum with a little hot miso on the left over sushi rice. Suck it.) I spent some time considering the opposing argument of Lucky Devil's management posted on the alternate newsy food site, newcomer Grub Street LA.
Grub Street does some fact checking on the alternate argument, that of Lucky Devils' owner Lucky Vanous. Grub Street quotes Lucky as saying that Amy looked as though she "had not gotten out of bed. Her hair was greasy beyond belief and she was in a dirty brown t-shirt. Quite frankly, she looked a little whacked."
As stated above prior to my sushi rantings, I ruminated upon this during my beautiful afternoon drive heading south and west away from the SGV. It's a he said/she said story here. Both have something to gain for vocalizing opposing perceptions on the incident. Amy is angry for being fired on her first day of work and for being fired, in her opinion, in such a sexist manner. Lucky is angry for being called on the carpet for his actions whether they were ill communicated and unwarranted or not.
I don't know Amy, I cannot speak for how she represents herself or the quality of her appearance. However, I do know if I were the management in charge of training a newbie that day at Lucky Devils, I would have found a more diplomatic way of communicating my unhappiness with the package that she presented when she walked in the door. There are a million ways to say that "this relationship isn't going to work out" without referring to weight, makeup or hairstyle.
Just clarifying the situation for you, my readers, and even more for myself.