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Waitresses who work in sports Bar in Hong Kong are prone to sexual abuses and unwanted innuendos due to the nature of sports bars where drinks come aplenty and customers tend to forget the amount of their alcohol intake due to enjoyment. If you are a waitress who happens to work in a sports bar, be empowered and know that there are ways to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace. Here’s how:
- Know your rights. When you feel that you are being given with unnecessary attention that makes you feel uncomfortable, know that you the right to say no and be firm about it. You can immediately inform your manager or your security personnel about it. Make sure that you do not embarrass customers in front of others especially those who are already drunk as it may spur bigger trouble. The security personnel can call the attention of the customer and talk with him in a corner in private.
- If you are not comfortable with the customer you are serving in a sports Bar in Hong Kong, ask another colleague, preferable a male, to switch tables with you. This will immediately shift the customer’s attention and you can get away with further harassment.
- To avoid being called with unwanted names such as “sweetheart” or “babe”, provide your name the moment you approach a table. It would also help if you have a name tag pinned on your dress or uniform to greet your customers and for them to address you in your first name.
- Request for a different assignment. If you are repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment, you can request to the manager for you to be given a different task such as to deliver food from the kitchen to the table instead of taking orders which normally exposes waitresses longer to the customers in a sports Bar in Hong Kong.
- To avoid getting unsolicited catcalls or being harassed, do not invite attention. Learn how to draw the line between being friendly and flirt. To be safe, remain friendly but keep it professional.