Hmmm, really !!!! a transgender greeting customers at the entrance of Johnny Rockets outlet in Pavilion, KL. Its rare (atleast for me) to see them working other than as sex workers in South East Asia and South Asia (if I sound like making a sweeping statement - then perhaps i am). Hence it was pleasant, refreshing and encouraging to see an international brand breaking social taboos and hiring transgenders in client facing roles and providing genuine and equal job opportunities.
After food, I had a brief chat with the outlet manager, who, initially looked petrified as I started asking about them.... he assumed that I had a complain. However, when I appreciated JR's role in creating social awareness and requested a photo with them, he got all excited and called his staff over for a photo. All of them could speak English, had completed basic training and were jobless until Johnny Rocket picked them. Here is my first ever photo with honorable transgenders and I am proud of it. I only hope more brands could replicate this idea.
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