Skip to comments.Tattoos, piercings can hold you back from that new job
Posted on 04/06/2012 4:23:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2012/03/30/20120330tattoos-piercings-can-hold-you-back-from-new-job.html
True now...maybe false in the future. Those nonconformists are all alike.
TRUE, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Just get one in your arm. Not your neck or forehead. (I don’t have tattoos, and I think less of women that have them.)
Well, it would depend on whether the tatts are visible and what kind of piercings.
I mean many women have pierced ears and people don’t seem to mind that if its 1, 2 or 3.
If the tatts can be covered, it’s not an issue.
Now THERE’S a bulletin!
I did not know this. Next you’ll be telling me my felony convictions also are held against me.
>>>(I dont have tattoos, and I think less of women that have them.)
I’m confident that in my lifetime, it will never be said of a woman, “You know, she’s cute and all...but she’d be totally H O T hot if only she had tattoos...”.
Quite true. I won’t hire anyone with any tattoo that would become visible in general business attire, casual or formal.
If I am interviewing and see any tat in view (or obviously concealed), I conclude the interviewee is 1) stupid 2) rash 3) unable to see the consequences of his/her actions.
Not getting my recommendation to hire. Even if he/she interviews well on the subject matter.
Belly button piercings are hot at hell. A panama city license plate(tattoo on small of back) is not.
I can’t tell you the number of people we have turned down with tattoos. Same with men with earrings. Course we never say that but everyone knows what the standards are. Also, and I have to say I don’t agree with this one - we don’t hire if you are “visibly” overweight. The bummer is I have interviewed numerous excellent technicians but they don’t stand a chance of getting a job and we keep looking....
No -- reeeeeeeeeely? Why, the nerve!
Yeah, but you can take those off...
What is obviously concealed?
I have a banner on my calf, if I were applying for a job, I’s wear long pants or a calf length skirt. You would never know I had one unless you were checking out my great gams very carefully.
LOL! One of my co-workers, nicest lady in the world, has a heart tattoo on her hand, between her thumb and forefinger. It looks like it was done in prison (blue ink, unsteady lines).
Except in low paying jobs and business that cater to the 18-35 demographic, it is definitely true. That’s particularly true if that crap is all up and down your arms and on your neck. It just screams “I’m working for the minimum wage the rest of my adulthood.”
So you have turned away excellent technicians because you don’t like the way they look.
Wow, how absolutely short sighted of your company.
False...but it depends on the occupation and the hiring manager. We hired a graphic designer who is a genius on PHP web development and ignored the quarter-sized earrings. Doesn’t come in late either unlike the other “clean-looking” drama-queens we have in the office.
>>What is obviously concealed?<<
A turtleneck on a warm day, long sleeves that don’t fit the outfit — you can usually tell. But you are right, not always. Lower back tats, higher or lower than normal clothes levels, etc. certainly aren’t detectable and probably show some discretion on the tatee...
>>I have a banner on my calf, if I were applying for a job, Is wear long pants or a calf length skirt. You would never know I had one unless you were checking out my great gams very carefully.<<
Please post a picture of said tat and gams so we may have our fine board of judges perform an analysis ;)
I’ve passed by technically adept people who are obese. A little overweight - no big deal. But 300+ pounds says you’re likely to have some expensive health issues combined with lost time and productivity.
Bottom line - doesn’t matter if you’re a genius; I need you on the job to be effective.
I was on the bus one day, listening to a guy in his early 20s talking with a man in his 60s, bemoaning his tattoo. Granted, he had taken the extreme way. He had spent hundreds of dollars having his face and head tatooed to look like a skull. The guy couldn’t get any kind of job (I don’t know how he was living or even riding the buss). Even tattooed girls didn’t want to date him. I fear the young man was only days away from putting a gun in his mouth and pulling the trigger.
Great tagline. It would make a great bumper sticker.
At Starbuck’s and Target, there are more self-immolators than anywhere else. Tattoos and piercings can help you win a Starbuck’s job.
With me it would depend on a few things. For a factory job where there’s no dealing with the public, just about anything short of facial tattoos are OK for a qualified applicant.
When I was a factory foreman almost my entire paint room were tattooed parolees and they were my most reliable people and got some serious work done.
Yeah. Tell me about it...
Actually at STBX your piercing must be removed except one earring (its a food regulation thing) and tatts must be covered.
If the manager is not enforcing that regulation they can be fired, file a complaint.
This guys tatts are just ugly gobbly gook.
If you are going to get a tatt, at least get a work of art.
I get one vote out of four. The HR person gets one, the campus manager gets one, and the team lead gets one. I am the technical reviewer to determine if the person knows what we want them to know. Campus manager and HR will usually toss those guys. Team lead goes along to get along. I am usually the odd duck out but for the most part like it that way. We get 40 to 70 resumes a week for two jobs a week. It is high paced technical help desk work and most of the people taking jobs turnover within about 90 days to find a better job because they are technical, can find a better job and they don’t have to put up with our crap. Management is picky and like it that way. I only want someone I can work with and that will show up.
I’m with you on this. I think the youth of this age the most impressionable in human history. Nothing more than malleable morons. Monkey see, monkey do. I won’t patronize any establishment where the employees all look like Queequeg. They think they’re being unconventional. Not really though; they’re practicing a rigid conformity of non conformity, immersed in a herd mentality. I also question their intellect. I’m absolutely convinced: the less within, the more without. Tattoos and body mutilation are a mask for an inability to express themselves verbally.
I have never seen a tattoo at a hedge fund, m&a firm, big eight accountancy, major HR dept., financial planner, SES office, the White House (except for us military types) or any other high-level gig.
Queequeg Savvy! Why you don’t savvy?
Because they are concealed.
You’ve got positions where the only thing a customer “sees” is a voice over a phone and you won’t hire a fat guy like me?
Trust me, I’m VERY good at flying a desk!
Weight, tattoos and piercings affect the customer experience just how again?
You meant "self-mutilators", right? ;-)
This is a self-immolator:
Ok, I get that.
A help desk guy isn’t even seen by the customer, oh well every company has their strangeness.
I cannot understand why people want to deface their bodies with tatoos. Most of them are so ugly.
I would never have one- even a tiny one.
Would you hire Chumlee for any position requiring judgement?
You make a good point. I probably would hire the knowledge and the customer service - management is very conservative in its thinking. We hired our first female engineer who was working on her CCIE last year. We have one racial minority who was a marine and came with a buttload of experience. I argued for three days to get him in the shop. Who you are (or appear to be) is much more important than what you know or can do.
While reading this article I remembered when I was sitting in my doctor’s office waiting for my turn and noticed a young girl with a tattoo of a butterfly just below her belly button. She was still wearing her maternity clothes (if that’s what they call them nowadays) and her belly was still quite large and showing of course. I always wondered just how large that butterfly grew.
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