Career Day is sure different these days.
A mother became upset when she discovered that a Hooters waitress (not the one pictured above) spoke at her son's school.
Brittany Morgan participated in The Great American Teach-In, a popular annual event in which parents, community members and other guest speakers talk to students about their careers and hobbies.
Speaking at the Calvin A. Hunsinger School, a K-12 public school in Clearwater, Florida that serves 130 students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, Brittany not wearing her work uniform of orange booty shorts and a tight fitting tank, but instead wore sweatpants and a sweater to speak to the students.
When Ashley Dominicci, mother of the sixth grader, found out about this, she said:
"It's just the wrong message. I feel like we're telling them (the students) that you're the bad kids, and this is all you'll be in life.
I'm not knocking waitresses. They're very hard-working. My point is, these kids should have higher goals."
The school principal Stephanie Bessette responded with this:
"Working as a waiter or waitress in order to achieve higher goals should be commended."
And, adding that many aspiring teachers work as waiters to pay for college or to supplement their incomes.
Waitress Brittany said:
"I'm confident there was nothing wrong with my presentation. Most of us (Hooters waitresses) are going to school. We're aspiring to do other things in life. This isn't our career."
It's not as if Brittany arrived in uniform so we don't really see the problem here. It's good for kids to learn about all sides of the job spectrum so that they can make goals accordingly.
Seems like the mother kind of overreacted.
[Image via WENN.]
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