It can’t hurt to ask, right? A hotel maid in Germany lost her job this week after she tried to get an autograph from Jennifer Lopez.
According to the German newspaper, Bild, 43-year-old maid Pray Dodaj was fired from her job at the hotel Melia Duesseldorf after she tried to get the singer’s autograph. Dodaj said that she knocked on Lopez’ room door but was turned away by an assistant.
Dodaj said (with the help of Google Translate):
“I cleaned on her floor. And I am an incredibly big fan so I took all my courage and rang the bell to get an autograph. But I was rejected by two assistants at the door.”
Dodaj said that she received a call from the hotel the next day saying that she had been fired.
“A day later the cleaning company that employed me at the hotel called and said that Ms. Lopez would had complained. I was fired right there on the phone! Because an autograph!”
Hotel director Cyrus Heydarian said that Dodaj was fired because she had broken her contract with the hotel by disturbing one of its guests.
Heydarian said: “She has acted contrary to the contractual arrangements and disturbed the privacy of our guests.”
What do you think? Is asking for an autograph a fire-able offence? Should employees in the hospitality industry have more respect for celebrities? Are you surprised that Jennifer Lopez complained about the hotel maid?