It's because it's a gender-neutral term. I don't know why gender neutrality is important but for some reason it is.
At my restaurant they call the hosts "greeters." I would be embarrassed to tell people "I'm a greeter."
I don't really get that shit either. I really don't like gender-neutral terms. Not like calling a hostess a "greeter" makes her seem any less female. What's wrong with seeming female in the first place?
PS- No matter what the current term is, they still hire restaurant staff for looks.
Hahhaha, I like how a job thread turned into a Ric Flair lovefest.
21, I am a nanny type person. Been working for the same family for the past 6 years, it pays well and their mom is a cpa, so I have 6 years experience directly under a cpa according to her whenever I get my degree.