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healthpellets
08-24-2010, 11:42 AM
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/24708583/detail.html#

ya, probably not a good business practice. but within the bounds of the law as far as i know. kinda like not servicing anyone but Asians in your salon. shouldn't be illegal, but probably not going to help you turn a profit either.

Fonville realized that she had been overcharged by $5.

“I said, ‘I’ve been overcharged. She may have made an error,’” said Fonville. “She broke it down, then told me she charged me $5 more because I was overweight.”

Fonville said she couldn’t believe what was happening and recounted the experience with Channel 2 Action News reporter Eric Philips.

“I said, Ma’am, you can’t charge me $5 more. That’s discrimination because of my weight,” said Fonville.

Salon manager Kim Tran told Philips that the surcharge was due to costly repairs of broken chairs by overweight customers. She said the chairs have a weight capacity of 200 pounds and cost $2,500 to fix.

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Omaha
08-24-2010, 11:51 AM
Oh, I love this. That is hilarious!

Der Flöprer
08-24-2010, 11:56 AM
Wow. How much does it cost to replace a broken customer base?

mlyonsd
08-24-2010, 12:07 PM
They were talking about this on the radio this morning.

F'yeah they should be able to charge her more. If she doesn't like it pick another salon.

Der Flöprer
08-24-2010, 12:18 PM
They were talking about this on the radio this morning.

F'yeah they should be able to charge her more. If she doesn't like it pick another salon.

I agree. Business owners should be free to decide those things. How do you feel about smoking bans? I think I already know the answer, but figured I'd throw it out there since it's no different.

Brock
08-24-2010, 12:22 PM
Asians aren't really known for caring about people's feelings when it comes to business.

King_Chief_Fan
08-24-2010, 12:42 PM
Being fat is self induced in more cases than not. You can't hide behind discrimination because you are fat.

luv
08-24-2010, 12:46 PM
Why would a fat chick want her nails to look good anyway? Not like it's going to make her look any better, right?

healthpellets
08-24-2010, 12:56 PM
Why would a fat chick want her nails to look good anyway? Not like it's going to make her look any better, right?

w.t.f.

BucEyedPea
08-24-2010, 01:01 PM
w.t.f.

LMAO That was funny! ROFL

BucEyedPea
08-24-2010, 01:02 PM
Make them sit on the floor. On a pillow or mat or something.
No doubt, this will be the next "unfair" discrimination cause of the left.....on the grounds one is using separate but equal. LMAO

mlyonsd
08-24-2010, 01:04 PM
I agree. Business owners should be free to decide those things. How do you feel about smoking bans? I think I already know the answer, but figured I'd throw it out there since it's no different.

Yes you know the answer. Bars and restaurants should be able to choose whether or not they allow it. If you don't like it don't frequent them or work there.

Der Flöprer
08-24-2010, 01:08 PM
Yes you know the answer. Bars and restaurants should be able to choose whether or not they allow it. If you don't like it don't frequent them or work there.

:thumb: I did know the answer. I've read enough of your posts to know that freedom is most important to you. And as someone that is sensitive to fatties, I have no problem whatsoever with this person having the right to charge whatever they want for their services, and a sliding fee scale (pun intended) based on weight. I wouldn't go there, but I'm not in the nail market anyways. :p

chiefsnorth
08-24-2010, 01:21 PM
A little weight discrimination could be motivating... It's too bad she chooses to play the victim instead.

Omaha
08-24-2010, 01:25 PM
Why would a fat chick want her nails to look good anyway? Not like it's going to make her look any better, right?

Great point... especially the toenails. It's not like she can even see them.... ROFL

Omaha
08-24-2010, 01:28 PM
Make them sit on the floor. On a pillow or mat or something.
No doubt, this will be the next "unfair" discrimination cause of the left.....on the grounds one is using separate but equal. LMAO


Our HR consultant tells me they're trying to consider it a disease or a disability to get protection from discrimination. Since when is 'can't stay out of Burger King' a disease?

blaise
08-24-2010, 01:28 PM
Why doesn't she just drive her Rascal right in and let them paint her nails right there?

Omaha
08-24-2010, 01:30 PM
A little weight discrimination could be motivating... It's too bad she chooses to play the victim instead.

Yup... now, where's that comfort food?

Omaha
08-24-2010, 01:31 PM
Why doesn't she just drive her Rascal right in and let them paint her nails right there?

ROFL

luv
08-24-2010, 01:34 PM
If they're breaking your equipment, why even allow them at all?

Bwana
08-24-2010, 07:31 PM
Jillian Michaels says, work off the goo!

http://woodenspears.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/jillian-michaels.bmp

notorious
08-24-2010, 08:31 PM
Jillian Michaels says, work off the goo!

http://woodenspears.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/jillian-michaels.bmp

Kill it with Fire.

Bwana
08-24-2010, 08:45 PM
Kill it with Fire.

Are you fucking kidding me, she's built for speed.

notorious
08-24-2010, 10:25 PM
Are you ****ing kidding me, she's built for speed.

Just not my taste.


I like my women to look like women.

Bwana
08-24-2010, 10:32 PM
Just not my taste.


I like my women to look like women.

http://www.shefinds.com/files/Jillian-Michaels.jpg

What am I missing?

Hog Farmer
08-24-2010, 10:33 PM
Why don't they just put a sign on their door that says fat and/or ugly women will be charged a surcharge.

notorious
08-24-2010, 10:35 PM
http://www.shefinds.com/files/Jillian-Michaels.jpg

What am I missing?

Not dogging your taste, she just doesn't set me on fire.

healthpellets
08-24-2010, 10:50 PM
http://www.shefinds.com/files/Jillian-Michaels.jpg

What am I missing?

i LOVE her from the neck down. i don't find her face attractive.

healthpellets
08-24-2010, 10:53 PM
Why don't they just put a sign on their door that says fat and/or ugly women will be charged a surcharge.

they probably should have indicated the surcharge before they serviced her.

RJ
08-24-2010, 11:03 PM
Asians aren't really known for caring about people's feelings when it comes to business.


Asians hate fat people. First they chase them off from the all-you-can-eat buffet, then they charge extra to do their nails.

BIG_DADDY
08-25-2010, 12:13 AM
they probably should have indicated the surcharge before they serviced her.

Sounds about right. ROFL $5 extra sasquatch and that's a deal.

Garcia Bronco
08-25-2010, 09:21 AM
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/24708583/detail.html#

ya, probably not a good business practice. but within the bounds of the law as far as i know. kinda like not servicing anyone but Asians in your salon. shouldn't be illegal, but probably not going to help you turn a profit either.

Fat people aren't a protected class.

Dave Lane
08-25-2010, 09:24 AM
Why would a fat chick want her nails to look good anyway? Not like it's going to make her look any better, right?

I've always wondered about that. I mean going from a 1.1 to a 1.2 helps how?

BigMeatballDave
08-25-2010, 09:25 AM
So? Don't go there, or loose weight.

Dayze
08-25-2010, 09:41 AM
So? Don't go there, or loose weight.

that.

MIAdragon
08-25-2010, 09:53 AM
Why would a fat chick want her nails to look good anyway? Not like it's going to make her look any better, right?

If you notice, most chubbs are VERY well kept. Nails, hair, makeup expensive perfume, they have to do all this to try to counteract the flubb.

Radar Chief
08-25-2010, 09:58 AM
Asians hate fat people. First they chase them off from the all-you-can-eat buffet, then they charge extra to do their nails.

You go now! You been here four hour! /Pinette

chiefsnorth
08-25-2010, 10:16 AM
If you notice, most chubbs are VERY well kept. Nails, hair, makeup expensive perfume, they have to do all this to try to counteract the flubb.

Except it doesn't help.

For all the time and money spent on makeup, nails, clothes, and hair they could get off their ass and lose the weight. Then they could neglect all the rest and still get men. Makes no sense.

Garcia Bronco
08-25-2010, 01:33 PM
TFTPL

Too Fat to Pay Less

blaise
08-25-2010, 01:46 PM
I hope she didn't give them a tip.

Rain Man
08-25-2010, 02:24 PM
They could have avoided this by charging for services by the square inch.

BIG_DADDY
08-25-2010, 06:36 PM
I've always wondered about that. I mean going from a 1.1 to a 1.2 helps how?

It's like putting lace curtains on a broken window

HonestChieffan
08-25-2010, 07:16 PM
The first Wookie would have to pay extra