Jan 16, 2010

Pinoy PLU Signal: Fast Food Counter Staff

I don’t know if it’s just me, but have you noticed that most of the male crew that man the cash registers and take customers’ orders in fast food joints seem to be gay? The hetero males, on the other hand, are the ones cooking and busing the tables.

I wonder if this is because the effeminate gay guys can be quite amiable and so they are better suited to doing customer service and interacting with patrons. There may be other possible reasons but that’s the only one I can think of. What do you think?


paci wrote on January 17, 2010 at 3:39 AM:

more often than not plu's man the counter armed with their charm and a beaming smile to boot. goes to show that plu's are very flexible and sociable whoever the customer may be, be it a guy or a gal. wait, especially if it is a hot guy.

Anonymous wrote on January 17, 2010 at 6:26 AM:

i work in jollibee, mister donut, kfc and yes, may station is always manning the cashier or taking orders.

now, i'm a hotelier in dubai and still interaction to the guests are more often if not all the time.

lalaki naman ako, charing!

noble and famous king wrote on January 17, 2010 at 9:43 AM:

It's true. Have you also noticed that almost all the people who the Dampa restaurants use to attract customers are gay?

Rygel wrote on January 17, 2010 at 12:25 PM:

i think it's because PLUs have more patience and a lot more self control when having to face obnoxious clients/customers

Rygel wrote on January 17, 2010 at 12:26 PM:

oh... and even in clothes shops for men, mostly PLU's

Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on January 18, 2010 at 12:12 AM:

@paci, "especially if it is a hot guy": true!

@Anon, thanks for confirming. Hehehe

@king, er, I don't go to dampas all that much but I'll take your word for it. :-P

@Rygel, hmmm, I don't think PLUs are necessarily more patient.

frankie wrote on June 19, 2010 at 10:37 PM:

yeah. thats what ive observed too. ive worked in a callcenter in ayala and all the male cashiers were gay! :)

james wrote on July 26, 2012 at 8:38 PM:

there is a cute guy working in mcdonalds behind RCBC plaza in makati... i dont know if he is gay hehehe