People are curious, and that's great. But there are some questions you just shouldn't ask—or at least not like that. Elena "#millennial" Hudgins Lyle and Harvinder "just a dad" Wadhwa break these questions down with guests who get asked them.
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“Can I speak to your manager?”
Asking for the manager can be loaded. It can reveal who we think holds the power in a business—and who we think doesn’t. So what should a customer do when they’re not getting the right service? Jason Suerte Felipe shares his experience handling this question as a retail cashier. Beauty practitioner Asha Allen-Silverstein tells us why people don’t believe she owns her own business as a Black woman. Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts sheds light on the history of the worker-customer power dynamic and where it comes from.
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Jason Suerte Felipe: Ig @JasonSuerte
Asha Allen-Silversetin: Ig @torontobrowsxbeauty
Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts: Tw @alignmentquest
Amie Wilensky: Ig: amiewilenskyart