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Tattoos, piercings can hold you back from that new job
Arizona Central | April 6, 2012 | Ryan Clark

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: economy; jobs; tattoos; unemployment
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True or false?
1 posted on 04/06/2012 4:23:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Link to article: http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2012/03/30/20120330tattoos-piercings-can-hold-you-back-from-new-job.html


2 posted on 04/06/2012 4:24:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

True now...maybe false in the future. Those nonconformists are all alike.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 4:25:18 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TRUE, beyond a shadow of a doubt.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 4:26:00 PM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: gorush

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.)


5 posted on 04/06/2012 4:27:28 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Partly true:
6 posted on 04/06/2012 4:28:54 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hoodies too.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 4:29:55 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now THERE’S a bulletin!


9 posted on 04/06/2012 4:30:38 PM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I did not know this. Next you’ll be telling me my felony convictions also are held against me.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 4:31:04 PM PDT by Mustang Driver
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To: goseminoles

>>>(I don’t 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...”.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 4:31:07 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Quite true. I won’t hire anyone with any tattoo that would become visible in general business attire, casual or formal.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 4:31:11 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

True.

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.


13 posted on 04/06/2012 4:31:50 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


So NOW they tell me. :(
14 posted on 04/06/2012 4:32:34 PM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Belly button piercings are hot at hell. A panama city license plate(tattoo on small of back) is not.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 4:33:51 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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....


16 posted on 04/06/2012 4:34:53 PM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

17 posted on 04/06/2012 4:36:16 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tattoos, piercings can hold you back from that new job

No -- reeeeeeeeeely? Why, the nerve!

18 posted on 04/06/2012 4:37:22 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.))
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To: NoLibZone

“Hoodies too.”

Yeah, but you can take those off...


19 posted on 04/06/2012 4:38:42 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: freedumb2003

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.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 4:38:42 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: dinodino

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).


21 posted on 04/06/2012 4:42:18 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.”


22 posted on 04/06/2012 4:46:19 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Patrsup

So you have turned away excellent technicians because you don’t like the way they look.
Wow, how absolutely short sighted of your company.


23 posted on 04/06/2012 4:46:24 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: gorush

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.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 4:46:57 PM PDT by max americana
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To: svcw

>>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, 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.<<

Please post a picture of said tat and gams so we may have our fine board of judges perform an analysis ;)


25 posted on 04/06/2012 4:47:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Patrsup

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.


26 posted on 04/06/2012 4:48:48 PM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


27 posted on 04/06/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: svcw

Great tagline. It would make a great bumper sticker.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 4:50:13 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At Starbuck’s and Target, there are more self-immolators than anywhere else. Tattoos and piercings can help you win a Starbuck’s job.


29 posted on 04/06/2012 4:50:29 PM PDT by webheart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What?


30 posted on 04/06/2012 4:50:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What about some nice grill work? (not me in photo)


31 posted on 04/06/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: svcw

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.


32 posted on 04/06/2012 4:52:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Patrsup
we don’t hire if you are “visibly” overweight.

Yeah. Tell me about it...

33 posted on 04/06/2012 4:54:27 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1172 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: webheart

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.


34 posted on 04/06/2012 4:54:49 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: mylife

This guys tatts are just ugly gobbly gook.
If you are going to get a tatt, at least get a work of art.


35 posted on 04/06/2012 4:56:47 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

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.


36 posted on 04/06/2012 4:57:37 PM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: Ron C.

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.


37 posted on 04/06/2012 4:58:00 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

duh.


38 posted on 04/06/2012 4:58:04 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: OrangeHoof

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.


39 posted on 04/06/2012 4:58:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: svcw
Better?


40 posted on 04/06/2012 4:59:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: donaldo

Queequeg Savvy! Why you don’t savvy?


41 posted on 04/06/2012 5:03:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because they are concealed.


42 posted on 04/06/2012 5:04:40 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Patrsup

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?


43 posted on 04/06/2012 5:05:35 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1172 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: webheart
Self-immolators?

You meant "self-mutilators", right? ;-)

This is a self-immolator:


44 posted on 04/06/2012 5:05:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Patrsup

Ok, I get that.
A help desk guy isn’t even seen by the customer, oh well every company has their strangeness.


45 posted on 04/06/2012 5:07:28 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chumlee and Big Hoss are breaking down conventional social taboos.


46 posted on 04/06/2012 5:08:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

True.
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.


47 posted on 04/06/2012 5:11:26 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: mylife

Would you hire Chumlee for any position requiring judgement?


48 posted on 04/06/2012 5:12:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1172 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

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.


49 posted on 04/06/2012 5:12:45 PM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


50 posted on 04/06/2012 5:13:03 PM PDT by timeflies
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