Heart Attack Grill (20/20 ABC show) - page 5

Thought for sure I would see an uproar about this restaurant in Az featured on ACB's 20/20. The waitresses wear slutty porn-type 'nurses' outfits and roll their bloated patrons to their car in a w/c... Read More

  1. by   kukukajoo
    Here is another page from their website:

    Heart Attack Grill Nurses are actually NOT REAL NURSES
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from kukukajoo
    Who actually took the time to read the articles or see the website of the restaurant beside lambasting them without knowing all the facts?
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    I did TYVM. :stone
  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from kukukajoo
    Who actually took the time to read the articles or see the website of the restaurant beside lambasting them without knowing all the facts?

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    Well, I actually live here in Az where the Heart attack grill is located, and I watched the 20/20 article. I've listened to many a news cast and radio show dedicated to this very subject. I, frankly, don't care what the fine print says, I care what image is promoted-- Slutty girls with low self esteem calling themselves nurses, and the public not caring when we object.
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from kukukajoo
    Here is another page from their website:

    Heart Attack Grill Nurses are actually NOT REAL NURSES
    And might I add that there is a reason that this website that you have linked exists. They certainly didn't create it out of the goodness of their hearts...
  5. by   antihippie
    I am slightly confused here, so please help me out. I have spent my entire life being told that women are just as tough and capable as men if not even more able due to women "having a higher tolerance for pain due to childbirth." But it seems that whenever something offensive occurs women suddenly become wilting flowers and feel victimized and degraded. How do these two ideas jibe with each other?

    I just have a very hard time imagining a proffesion that was predominately male spending countless hours and 7 web pages talking about how offended they are by a wait staff somewhere dressing as gay sailors, cops or what have you, much less having a professional advocacy group lobbying against it.

    Is this image of being weak and so easily offended by something that is really very trivial when put into context really the kind of image that will help nurses proffesional images?
    Last edit by antihippie on Nov 24, '06 : Reason: finish thought
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from antihippie
    I am slightly confused here, so please help me out.
    You're right--you are confused, sadly. If these 7 pages aren't enough info, then you just won't get it. Talk to us when you are a nurse and understand why slutty girls calling themselves nurses is offensive.
  7. by   twotrees2
    Quote from kukukajoo
    Honestly? I've been single 2.5 years if some guy wants to fantasize about me I hope and pray he lets me know!!!
    wonder if i sent my hubby if hed have a better appreciateion of me- me dragging in at 1 am looking like i been beat up and smelling like ummmm less than pretty sure makes for a non conversatin LOLOL
  8. by   GardenDove
    ha! i hadn't heard about this. i see the webpage provides has a rebuttal to the az state bon

    heart attack grill nurses are actually not real nurses

    i would never go to this place, but i really don't take it seriously. actually, the above webpage sort of cracks me up really, it's so absurd, the whole thing. i guess i don't take myself seriously.

    like one poster here said, hey, i've been single for 9 years, and the only pt who fell for me was a totally disgusting aging hippy who was in for overdoing on his narcotics, and he almost went ama, going outside in his hospital gown on a 10 degree night. i look really good for my age too, but being a nurse doesn't seem to do anything for me, other than endearing me to a lot of little old men and little old ladies.

    another thing is, who says nurses aren't respected? according to gallup we're the most respected profession. i get tons of respect, i'm very well loved by my pts and i get respect in my community because of my profession.
  9. by   augigi
    It's fine for people to say we are the most TRUSTED profession, however when we're paid properly, I'll agree we are respected.

    This restaurant is disgusting (who would eat that crap?) and the owner is obviously a selfish you know what. He doesn't appear to understand that purporting these people as nurses and then saying "oh, they aren't actually nurses, in case you were too stupid to notice" is unacceptable. The issue isn't that someone might think they are actual nurses, as that the use of the title "nurse" is protected, and it is perpetuating the idea that nurses are some kind of handmaiden.
  10. by   SandySummers
    Quote from GardenDove
    ...who says nurses aren't respected? According to Gallup we're the most respected profession.
    The reason the "most trusted" poll results don't do too much for me is that this public view often goes hand in hand with the prevailing vision of nurses as devoted, angelic handmaidens. Of course, it's possible that a particular member of the public might fully understand how highly skilled nurses are and still "trust" them greatly. But given that public understanding of the nursing profession appears to remain very poor, we fear that the poll results are essentially an expression of a vague, sentimental affection for nurses flowing from the above stereotypes. They trust us to hold their wallets while they're in surgery. But not to save their lives.

    I can't help noticing that some of the professions near the bottom of the "trusted" list-- such as lawyers, journalists, and ad writers--do not seem to be suffering from any crisis in terms of supply of willing workers, working conditions, job benefits or social status. I wonder how many of the people who "trust" nurses so much would react if their son, or bright, ambitious daughter, announced that he or she wanted to be a nurse.

    Polling can measure many things, and much depends on the wording of questions and the context in which they are asked. In this case, we believe it would be a mistake to imagine that the word '"trust" implied genuine respect for professional skill. In this sense, putting too much stock in these poll results may actually be a dangerous illusion.
  11. by   EmerNurse
    You know, if these people want to dress trashy and call themselves nurses - I say go for it.... with a couple of little rules to make it more :real::

    1. They have to schedule only 2 waitresses on thier busiest night.

    2. One of them should call out.

    3. A "temp waitress" should have to come in, who doens't know the menu, or where anything is.

    4. There should only be one dishwasher and one cook on duty, and the dishwasher only works until 5pm.

    5. You shouldn't be able to find the busboys at all, so the waitresses have to clean all the tables between customers.

    6. Each table should have a call-bell (for EACH seat at that table).

    7. Waitresses must be able to read the minds of their customers and bring them coffee, and apple pie (fried) before they ask for it...they should KNOW.

    8. Seven or eight "products of the work environment" should be displayed/splattered down their cute 'lil uniforms. For HOURS.

    9. There should be no soap in the rest room, or in any other convenient place.

    10. When they're out of forks, they should have to call someone in another building to get the keys and go find more.

    11. Any by-pass burger over level 2 should require a consent, after risks and benefits are explained by the owner/doctor.

    12. There should be a press-ganey customer service card on EACH table, with those little golf pencils and staff should be berated each morning before shift, based on them.

    13. Wait staff should not get tips. After all, those fishnets make your legs look great - isn't that all the reward you need?

    Heh - let's see how many people wanna work there with THESE rules! <smirk>
  12. by   SandySummers
    Quote from EmerNurse
    You know, if these people want to dress trashy and call themselves nurses - I say go for it.... with a couple of little rules to make it more :real::
    This is hilarious. Thank you EmerNurse.
  13. by   leslie :-D
    thanks for the smile, emernurse. :icon_biggrin:

    it would be interesting to see the owner as a pt in a hospital, s/p mi r/t poorly treated cad aeb high fat diet, stress (non-compliance/knowledge deficit/?lawsuit/sardonic humor/acute htn).
    then after he receives the professional and competent nsg care in the cicu, perhaps he may view nurses in a different light.



    but i doubt it.

    leslie

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