A Long Goodbye to Washroom Attendants, Coat Check Girls, Towel Boys ...

Washroom attendants were a slowly dying breed even before Business Insider’s Henry Blodget declared their presence “uncomfortable and degrading” in a blog post that has become an Internet cause célèbre. New York’s upscale Balthazar restaurant, the target of Blodget’s complaint, swiftly announced that it would “relieve the restaurant’s bathroom attendants of their duties.”

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.