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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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.