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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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To: null and void
Would you hire Chumlee for any position requiring judgement?

I think Chumlee might actually be kind of bright... he is just scripted as the dummy on that show.

51 posted on 04/06/2012 5:16:39 PM PDT by BRL
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To: mylife

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.”


52 posted on 04/06/2012 5:18:11 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: Patrsup

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...


53 posted on 04/06/2012 5:18:22 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: mylife

It looks like he has a job in basic math studies.


54 posted on 04/06/2012 5:18:39 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: mylife

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.


55 posted on 04/06/2012 5:18:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: the invisib1e hand
It's missing an "R".

56 posted on 04/06/2012 5:20:19 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: svcw

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.


57 posted on 04/06/2012 5:20:31 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: donaldo

Queequeg shout out!


58 posted on 04/06/2012 5:21:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: timeflies

The original tat was a caterpillar!


59 posted on 04/06/2012 5:22:25 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: BitWielder1
"R"

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!

60 posted on 04/06/2012 5:22:27 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: svcw

How they look reflects on the company. Yeesh!


61 posted on 04/06/2012 5:22:39 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: null and void

Probably, based on what I know of his work history.
People love Chumlee and he is a decent worker.


62 posted on 04/06/2012 5:23:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


63 posted on 04/06/2012 5:25:20 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: eyedigress

He looks like a racist neo nazi fool who is pussy whipped by some one named Joylayne.


64 posted on 04/06/2012 5:26:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had never heard that Chumlee was part owner.


65 posted on 04/06/2012 5:26:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Patrsup

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?


66 posted on 04/06/2012 5:27:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: mylife

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.


67 posted on 04/06/2012 5:31:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: SgtHooper

My tatt is beautiful and you would never see it, and neither would the company. What part of concealed do you not get?


68 posted on 04/06/2012 5:33:33 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

Wow. You only outweigh me by 240 pounds. LOL :)


69 posted on 04/06/2012 5:35:26 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Sylvester McMonkey McBean

Sauron’s baleful influence has spread beyond Mordor. People are turning themselves into Orcs.


70 posted on 04/06/2012 5:37:37 PM PDT by hawkboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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...”


71 posted on 04/06/2012 5:39:36 PM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: SgtHooper

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.


72 posted on 04/06/2012 5:48:43 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

Good for Chumlee!


73 posted on 04/06/2012 5:48:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: patriot08

Yeah but it looks good on me...

74 posted on 04/06/2012 5:52:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: gorush
True now...maybe false in the future. Those nonconformists are all alike.

Yer killin' me, Smalls.

75 posted on 04/06/2012 5:52:09 PM PDT by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure you’re a handsome dude.
Not being ugly..just commenting.
(I’m a girl-type, by the way)


76 posted on 04/06/2012 5:59:56 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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...”?


77 posted on 04/06/2012 6:00:38 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It depends on the job. Account manager for an advertising firm, yes. Drummer for a rock band, no.


78 posted on 04/06/2012 6:02:38 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazing that they even have to run a story on it.


79 posted on 04/06/2012 6:04:48 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Keith in Iowa

“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...”.”

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.


80 posted on 04/06/2012 6:12:02 PM PDT by BobL
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To: gorush
Those nonconformists are all alike.

Just like the '60s ... when everyone grew their hair long to express their individuality.

81 posted on 04/06/2012 6:12:13 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring
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.

82 posted on 04/06/2012 6:27:43 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: BobL

Based on your post the issue is yours, you assumed these people where beneath you because they had ink.


83 posted on 04/06/2012 6:33:07 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

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!!


84 posted on 04/06/2012 6:40:26 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

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.


85 posted on 04/06/2012 6:47:17 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

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.


86 posted on 04/06/2012 6:51:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mylife

What a shame.


87 posted on 04/06/2012 6:55:54 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: upchuck

A life destroyed.


88 posted on 04/06/2012 6:57:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: svcw

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.


89 posted on 04/06/2012 7:23:25 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


90 posted on 04/06/2012 7:35:59 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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Click

91 posted on 04/06/2012 7:44:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: svcw

“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.


92 posted on 04/06/2012 7:44:44 PM PDT by BobL
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To: mylife

They work in a pawn shop, just fulfilling stereotypes.


93 posted on 04/06/2012 7:51:37 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

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!
ciao


94 posted on 04/06/2012 7:52:55 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
Duh.

DUH.

Just saying.
95 posted on 04/06/2012 7:54:56 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ((Racism Fatigue) America is the least racist nation on Earth)
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To: dangerdoc

Hey, I know systems engineers that have worked in pawn shops.


96 posted on 04/06/2012 7:55:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing says “class-act” like tattooed ass-antlers and a pierced tongue.


97 posted on 04/06/2012 11:03:24 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

false

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.


98 posted on 04/07/2012 4:33:04 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: svcw

And once you are hired you feel free to show off all your body paint?


99 posted on 04/07/2012 4:35:39 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: null and void

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.


100 posted on 04/07/2012 4:39:47 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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