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
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I think Chumlee might actually be kind of bright... he is just scripted as the dummy on that show.
Queequeg was savvy! In his time he was a true nonconformist, not a copycat. If he were alive today he’d be wearing a Brooks Brothers suit. Now that’s original. Incidentally Queequeg once said something very profound - “you’ll find wickedness in all meridians.”
True, but neither you nor I own the company. The owners get to make the rules.
Generally wise rules are more productive than prejudiced rules...
It looks like he has a job in basic math studies.
IIRC, Chumlee is part owner of that shop, even though he plays the menial buffoon on the show. Big Hoss will, of course, inherit Rick’s part of the store. So they are both self-employed business owners and don’t have to worry about someone “hiring” them. Most young people their age can’t say that.
Until you celebrate with employee buddies one time where they see it. The word will then be out. And what about company parties, swimming, beaches, etc.
Queequeg shout out!
The original tat was a caterpillar!
Yeah, I noticed that as I was posting it.
"Dahling, I'm off the piercing spa. We have the Opera at 8."
Ick! Just think of what goes on in that place. ICK!
How they look reflects on the company. Yeesh!
Probably, based on what I know of his work history.
People love Chumlee and he is a decent worker.
Chum is a lot brighter than the reality show version of himself. For instance, he knows his sports memorabilia from the 80s to the present. He also appears to have a fair bit of knowledge of electronics from the same time period.
He looks like a racist neo nazi fool who is pussy whipped by some one named Joylayne.
I had never heard that Chumlee was part owner.
I hope you don’t actually tell the applicants why you’re not hiring them. They’d own you lock, stock & barrel with a good lawyer. Seriously. BTW, I weigh 350, so I guess no workee for me, huh?
Yep, it’s a show. Like all shows, it has writers. Someone had to be the sidekick/dumbass. He got the job. He makes 600 large a year just on the show. Probably twice that from his other ventures.
My tatt is beautiful and you would never see it, and neither would the company. What part of concealed do you not get?
Wow. You only outweigh me by 240 pounds. LOL :)
Sauron’s baleful influence has spread beyond Mordor. People are turning themselves into Orcs.
It is similar to age. Lots of companies won’t hire older workers, but none are stupid enough to write a letter saying so. It is just, “Thank you, we’ll let you know...”
Except I do not socialize with my employees - IE hang out.
At a company party where people are partially clothed, all the tatts are exposed by those who have them (not everyone is anti-tatt by the way), besides everyone would be to busy looking at my Italian breasts to notice my tatts.
Good for Chumlee!
Yeah but it looks good on me...
Yer killin' me, Smalls.
I’m sure you’re a handsome dude.
Not being ugly..just commenting.
(I’m a girl-type, by the way)
I do not get beautiful women and tattoos.
When was the last time anybody looked at an incredible looking 120,000 dollar Ferrari and asked themself “If only it had a bunch of goofy looking decals on it...”?
It depends on the job. Account manager for an advertising firm, yes. Drummer for a rock band, no.
Amazing that they even have to run a story on it.
“Im confident that in my lifetime, it will never be said of a woman, You know, shes cute and all...but shed be totally H O T hot if only she had tattoos....”
True, you’d never see the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with a tatoos.
I’ve worked with 2 people with tatoos (that I could see). The first guy was really nice, but then I saw the tatoos when he had short sleeves. So I figured he was an a-hole. It wound up that he was really nice - but tatoos affect perceptions. The second was a babe - who husband then was murdered. As far as I was concerned, the tatoo told me what kind of people she hung out with.
Just like the '60s ... when everyone grew their hair long to express their individuality.
The difference is that we later cut our hair so that no one would know that we used to be idiots.
Based on your post the issue is yours, you assumed these people where beneath you because they had ink.
You and me both, sister! (Although, I am Sicilian, actually.)
And to all the guys with a little extra weight, I always did like my men with a little meat on them. As long as your are healthy and happy, ain’t a damn thing wrong with it. I think it is sexy!!
Actually I should have said Sicilian (grandparents from Palermo). I want something to hold onto, ;-). I love thick men, I am tired of men who look like 14 year old girls and act like them as well.
We (Sicilian) women are dark, buxom and man can we cook! Glad to meet you.
If you tattoos or piercings, no.
Most other jobs, you bet.
If you don’t look professional expect not to be able to get a profeaaional job.
What a shame.
A life destroyed.
Mine were from Cattolica Euraclea but sailed out of Palermo in 1908-ish.
My sister and I look like twins but more like an old instant picture type where you peel apart the picture from the top part and they are exact opposites colorwise. She got the olive complexion and the gorgeous thick hair the color of a Hershey bar. I have blonde hair and green eyes- no one in the past 3 generations had this so I was a puzzlement to everyone. Oh, and we are ‘Italian twins’- we are the same age for a month every year!
I absolutely love to cook. (If I am more than ten feet from the kitchen or bedroom, call me a runaway!) I studied in Florence in college and took some cooking classes there before it was cool to do so. I am a purist and it is hard for me to choke down ‘Italian’ food unless it is my cooking or a relative’s. When I cook for friends, I usually have to fend off their ‘Emeril Lagasse wannabee’ husband who thinks they can throw balsamic vinegar into anything. Keyword ‘throw’- with the ‘bam’ and all. What the h is that about?! I have to make it very clear that the only thing they are allowed to do in the kitchen when I am cooking is to keep my wine glass filled.
The only time I ever saw a tatoo and didn’t think less of the wearer was a young woman on a plane that had a small Hobbs (from Calvin and Hobbs) on her ankle.
“Based on your post the issue is yours, you assumed these people where beneath you because they had ink.”
Yea, of course. But guess what, I’m not alone (as can be seen by the numerous comments from hiring managers, just on this thread) and his ‘ink’ caused HIM to pay a price. Didn’t hurt me a bit - I kept it to myself.
They work in a pawn shop, just fulfilling stereotypes.
Yep. My grandparents were from Palermo.
Now I have really wavy white/brown hair and green eyes.
Cooking, yelling and wine......mainstays of Sicialianism.
Being Sicilian is the bomb!
Hey, I know systems engineers that have worked in pawn shops.
Nothing says “class-act” like tattooed ass-antlers and a pierced tongue.
I have seen so many deformed people on the job with huge 2 inch holes in their ears, metal toothpicks sticking out of their nostrils, thumbtacks stuck in their cheeks.........its bizarro out there.
And once you are hired you feel free to show off all your body paint?
Null and void, don’t lose hope, there are gals like me who actually prefer a guy with a few extra pounds to those vain skinny guys who are always looking in the mirror at themselves and adjusting their tie. It’s what is inside the heart that matters and whether the guy is a follower of Christ.
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