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KungFuPandaWorksOut Sat 17-Sep-16 15:09:36

Now me and DH went into a well franchised food place in the UK, the young server tottered over to our table and had the biggest love bite on her neck, no attempt at covering it or anything. Now I think it's pretty tacky to have a server dealing with customers when they have a love bite on their neck and should be out in the back, my DH thinks it's no big deal and I was being old fashioned.


UmbongoUnchainedInAPearTreeeee Sat 17-Sep-16 15:11:11

YABU. How exactly did it effect your food?

HuckfromScandal Sat 17-Sep-16 15:11:39


Did it effect the service you got?

Craftylittlething Sat 17-Sep-16 15:12:03

It wouldn't affect their ability to do the job at all but it is unsightly and naff, pisses me off that no one seems to tie their hair back any more when handling food.

Soubriquet Sat 17-Sep-16 15:13:35


It's just a mark on a skin. It's not infectious, it won't fall off and land in your food, it won't jump off the skin and scream boo in your face.

Get over it

DerekSprechenZeDick Sat 17-Sep-16 15:15:46

It might not even be a love bite.

I had to reburn myself with the straighteners to prove to my mum it wasn't a love bite grin

TinnedChickenSoupCunt Sat 17-Sep-16 15:17:58

YABU. It has no effect on your food.

FathomsDeep Sat 17-Sep-16 15:18:05

I think they look hideous. I once dumped a bloke for giving me a lovebite. At the time, I was working in a professional environment and it would most certainly have been frowned upon by my employers. Luckily I was able to hide it with high collars and scarves. Not sure what you expected your server to do about it though? Make up wouldn't have made much difference and presumably she was wearing a uniform so the high collar/scarf option wasn't a possibility?

Creativemode Sat 17-Sep-16 15:18:13

How can you be sure it was even a love bite and not a birthmark or scar?

IzzyIsBusy Sat 17-Sep-16 15:19:35

I would rather see a women with a love bite than a black eye.

acasualobserver Sat 17-Sep-16 15:20:29

A young gentleman once gave me so many lovebites that I resembled a leopard.

KungFuPandaWorksOut Sat 17-Sep-16 15:21:51

Never once said it affected her job ability, she was a shit waitresses but that wasn't down to the love bite.
just interested in other people's views
derek haha I'm pretty sure it was a love bite, overheard her telling another worker she had a good night with a date and her co worker sort of stroked it and laughed and said so that's where the came from. Although I could be wrong!

AmeliaJack Sat 17-Sep-16 15:23:23

Well I don't think love bites look nice either but YABU. I don't like tattoos or those big spacer earrings either but it doesn't mean that the person isn't entirely competent to do their job.

Why should the girl lose her earning for that shift? It doesn't impact your service.

You were in a "franchised" restaurant not fine dining.

Buzzardbird Sat 17-Sep-16 15:24:03

I have burned my neck with both straighteners and a curlying wand that resembled love bites. <resents fact that no-one would be interested in giving me one these days (pun intended)>

MiddleClassProblem Sat 17-Sep-16 15:24:53

You said that they should be out the back rather than serving food, no? Did I miss read that? If not surely that is you saying it affects their job?

I don't like them, never had one or given one but it wouldn't bother me if someone did have one.

Buzzardbird Sat 17-Sep-16 15:25:59

I also resent the fact that I now have Def Leppard earworm!

podmax Sat 17-Sep-16 15:26:44

What a thing to care about. Just enjoy your meal.

Birdsgottafly Sat 17-Sep-16 15:29:01

I don't think that it should be a sackable offence, but it needs to be one that gets a warning. It's part of having a 'smart appearance', which is in all Serving job adverts.

As for "working out back", that's putting down kitchen workers (on whatever level), they need to be skilled and have knowledge of hygiene etc.

KungFuPandaWorksOut Sat 17-Sep-16 15:29:39

because at one food place I worked that was the rule, you was hung over/been in a fight/love bites it was in the back for you.
amelia with other people's opinions on this topic im confused as to what it's got to do wth the fact I was in a franchised place over fine dining?
Looks like DH was right and I was being a snob! Now would IBU not too tell him he was right grin

Soubriquet Sat 17-Sep-16 15:37:08

If he is anything like my dh Yanbu to tell him he was right

He is pita if he proves me wrong

gingerboy1912 Sat 17-Sep-16 15:39:22

I think they look horrible and can't believe people are saying they are fineconfused I work in a hospital and I can't imagine one of the matrons or consultants coming into work and dealing with patients with a big love bite on their neck. What about a police officer, news presenter, politician?? are people saying that love bites are fine for anyone in any role that deals with the public?? Or that it's just okay for a person who works in a restaurant?

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sat 17-Sep-16 15:40:29

Agree with you, OP, but I hate them anyway, they look so tacky.

If I had a restaurant anybody with lovebites on show wouldn't be serving front of house. It just looks bloody awful.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sat 17-Sep-16 15:42:43

... or they can wear a suitably sized plaster to cover it up. Their choice.

hungryhippo90 Sat 17-Sep-16 15:44:20

I agree with you OP. I can't help but feel that it's an advertisement that they've been had recently... I do see things a bit literally sometimes!
I don't like it, I'd probably not be too shocked if it were in a franchise sort of place, but professionalism shouldn't really depend on where you work.

TheRedCarWon Sat 17-Sep-16 16:11:18

My dh has what looks like a lovebite on his neck. It's quite large and prominent. It's a mark from an allergic reaction he had as a teen. I'd hate to think that narrow minded people, such as yourself, were judging him and his ability to do his job based on a mark that he can do nothing about. Yabu.

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