The post recaps the situation with the Sultan of Brunei and his implementation of cruel Sharia law in his country, before going on to declare the boycott of Dorchester Hotels a "hypocrisy" since the Sultan doesn't make much money from the hotels, but rather from the oil his country produces and which we consume ("It comes from the oil we all use," she says, making us feel guilty.)
The server then barely contains her anger for the celebrities who used to frequent the hotel before suddenly turning on the hotel when the boycott began.
Many of the celebrities, agencies and studios that have forsaken us are those we have taken care of wholly and carefully for all the years I’ve been employed at The Beverly Hills Hotel, plus many more. They know our names; they see our faces almost daily. We have been their bodyguards, their confidantes and their personal assistants. They ask after my husband, my dog.
Some of the celebrities who struck out most venomously against us were some of those we saw most often. I wonder how, knowing us as they do, they have no problem making The Beverly Hills Hotel the face of their outrage? They, to my knowledge, have no problem with any of those companies listed above whose money is also stamped with the blood of Sharia Law, companies who (with the exception of Miramax) have no personal connection to them as we do.
Yikes. The server manages to dial back some of the rage by saying she, and other employees won't quit their jobs because they love what they do and the Dorchester Collection is compensating them for "unintended losses." She also said most of their celeb guests will be back when "it's safe." And that's good enough of her.
Clearly, something needs to be done about the morale (and pay) of the Dorchester Collection employees but constantly hitting back at the public for consuming other products from countries that have Sharia law doesn't seem like the right way to go. The server's blog post was supposed to elicit sympathy (which it did) but the rage bubbling under the surface also left us a little uneasy.
Maybe the hotels could host more "gay-ins" at their properties and bring the focus back on how the hotels truly are inclusive of all people and cultures? That way, the hotels could pay for the cocktails and guests can tip the employees directly. Besides, cocktails are more fun than seething blog posts, yes?
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