Recession happy hours have been staples at many drinking holes for several months now, and following in-trend may be pink slip freebie promotions. When I heard about a popular San Francisco restaurant offering a free meal to laid-off locals the day after Valentine's, I thought this could certainly be a trend in the making.
Restaurants are hungry for business, and those who have been handed pink slips are likely to jump at a free meal — and drag their employed (paying) friends along for the ride. This particular Pink Slip Sunday promotion is doubly smart, as most people eat at home on Sundays and especially the day after a dinner-date holiday. What do you think of the gimmick; will we see it more often as the job ax continues to fall?