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Got tattoos? Sorry, you're not allowed to work for us

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posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:28 PM
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Now, you discriminate against nerd boys... shame on you, i kid i kid
But, everyone should have a shot at a job like this, regardless of whatever they look like.




posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:31 PM
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In case you need to camouflage or fade your hand tattoos, here are some links, there are many more....

www.tattoo-off.com...

www.tattoocamo.com...

You can also get skin coloured surgical gloves if that's more to your liking.
Another suggestion that I read was someone used theatrical props and put what looked like a burn mark on the tattoo, took it off after work and reapplied for work next day. Apparently they can't discriminate with what looks like burn marks....



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:31 PM
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I have a tat on my right shoulder. I got it up there for a reason; just in case. Why take a chance? I didn't want to risk having issues so it can be covered with a short sleeve. I suppose they do what they do because there can't be a gray area. For instance, suppose somebody came in with tats all over his face? Then you came it with tats on your hands and they hired you but not him? What would the argument be if they could both be seen?

At the end of the day, when you get a job, take your hard earned money and open a business and let me know how you like having big brother and lawyers tell you how you can run your business and who you can and can't hire. Not trying to be a jerk, but there is a cost of freedom. You suck it up, respect their rules and move on to something else. That being said, it's an oil change place for cripes sake, what do they expect? I'm amazed at the high hiring standards some of these menial jobs have. You'd think you were applying for a position for a rocket scientist.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:32 PM
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I agree. The workforce, in general is at a serious disadvantage. An employer can do almost anything they want to employees nowadays, because they know if this person is fed up with their sheit, there are 50 more people who will do whatever they want. No questions asked.

For example, one of the only jobs I was able to procure in the now 2 FULL YEARS of looking for full time work, was a temp job at a print shop. I worked for this print shop for a little over 6 weeks before my "assignment was ended". Upon starting the job, I was told it was 5 days a week, M-F, 7AM-3:30PM. When I got there, I was told that the job was in fact 7 days a week, and their employees would need to start coming in at 6:00AM with only a days notice. For some this was a huge problem, and many people left during this time period. I did not complain, I was just happy to be working. For those that were shuttled out, new ones were shuttled in all in the time frame of a day. After about 6 weeks, when I was told my assignment was ended, I found out the only people they kept were all the kiss asses and their friends who would find ways to snake out of working the weekends. I, and many other people I maintained contact with since then, were simply told there was no work, which was a lie because they still ran a crew during that time. This after I came in and worked 6 weeks (42 days) without missing a day, without complaining one time. I also was "forced" to work 13 hours on my birthday as well. While it may seem like I'm complaining, Im not. I was very thankful for the opportunity to work at all.

The fact is though, had I missed ONE single day, due to being legitimately sick or fatigued, my newborn (at the time) daughter having a problem, or whatever the case may be, I would have been terminated IMMEDIATELY. In spite of this I showed up everyday, and my thanks was being released with really no just cause simply because I (apparently) didnt kiss enough ass.

Point being employers nowadays KNOW this, and use it full well as leverage against their employees. Cant come in and work a 16 hr shift? Ooops, too bad, we'll just give the job to someone who will, and who will accept a lower wage than you



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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at the risk of getting yelled at for being 'prejudice'..........I will NOT date a man with tattoos.
I think it is hideous and stupid.
When I am asked out I will ask them straight up if they drink, smoke ciggeretts, or do they have any tattoos. A yes to any of those questions means a no from me.
I'd rather be alone with a good book frankly......

People get aids that way more often than you realize. Thats is kinda hushed up because its BIG BIZ nowdays.
I think its a cheap & lazy way of trying to set yourself apart.
You REALLY wanna set yourself apart?
Be educated, discuss literature, film and STAND for something good and worthwhile...help people who have nobody else to help them. Volunteer in homeless shelters & soup kitchens.

Marking yourself all up like some desperate criminal serving a life sentence in prison just isn't sexy on any level.

You wanna be kewl just get branded like a cow.........being able to take that heat is impressive.
Laughable but impressive.
Nuttin impressive about marking yourself with ink........wanna REALLY be 'different' DONT get any tattoos and watch how many people ask you WHY your not all marked up lol.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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The tattoo on your skin shouldnt make a difference about your skill level. Too bad things like this happen.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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I have personally, every month, applied for the same job opening at the same gas station and the end of my street for five months and counting. The same HELP WANTED sign remains in the window and I see countless others applying for the same job. Always my application is placed on a growing stack of papers, right in front of me.
No phone call, same alleged vacancy of employment position.

Im beginning to think (WARNING: Speculation and Conjecture.) that the job opening is a front for the business to qualify for the tax break. :/

Can you imagine? Tax breaks double as psy ops against the population while providing an "example" of the economy coming around? Deception. Washington DC's primary purpose. >.<

Again Speculation and Conjecture.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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It's actually worse then that.

Businesses use the "Help Wanted" sign as camouflage. They figure that you will see it, make the subconscious connection between their claim that they are hiring -- and thus -- helping to give back or support the local community, and they are hoping this connection loosens your death-grip on what's left of your cash.

As long as I look like I am hiring a bit here and there, you will shop me and consider me a valuable part of your community. That's the long and the short of it, right there.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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Tattoo's in clearly visible places is a sign of bad decisionmaking. its helpful often because it clearly marks..by their own decision...who clearly is not thinking about the future.

It sucks that you have grown out of it now and would like to undo said decision...but oh well.

Work is hard to come by. People will judge you for having a crappy haircut at this point. I suggest when possible get the visible ones removed,..or at least have the swastica redone to be something different.

Keep up the good fight, try hard to find work, something will break eventually, and when the funds are freed up, sort the tat issue out



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
Tattoo's in clearly visible places is a sign of bad decisionmaking. its helpful often because it clearly marks..by their own decision...who clearly is not thinking about the future.

It sucks that you have grown out of it now and would like to undo said decision...but oh well.

Work is hard to come by. People will judge you for having a crappy haircut at this point. I suggest when possible get the visible ones removed,..or at least have the swastica redone to be something different.

Keep up the good fight, try hard to find work, something will break eventually, and when the funds are freed up, sort the tat issue out


Why does everybody keep thinking he has swastikas? The OP said it's not like he has swastikas. His tattoos are not socially unacceptable nor would they mean anything to anybody besides him (or anybody who just hates Ohio or his daughters or who is offended by broken hearts).

That is the only case where I'd think it was understandable to not hire somebody because of body art: if it were offensive. I don't care if it's on your flesh or on your shirt, if it's not offensive, it's not offensive. If you want to be forever associated with a concept, make sure it's not very controversial. But, in the OP's case, they are all harmless tattoos anyway.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 11:07 PM
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It's not just tattoos, it's the nature of the imagery in them.

If someone is covered from neck to toe with birds and cloud patterns which they say represent the freedom the have and feel I would not discriminate against them as I would against someone who has an inverted pentagram, demonic figure, or naked woman on them (especially if it's visible to their coworkers or the company's customers).

Whether someone can do a job well or not is often but not always the primary, and hopefully never the sole, factor in judging whether they should work for you. Their character often plays a significant role in deliberation - sometimes someone with proven good character, but less demonstrated skill or experience than the other applicants, will be the top choice given that it's easier to train someone's technical skills than their personal skills. And it should go without saying that violent, evil, and lewd imagery is not indicative of good character.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 11:09 PM
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A few years ago a local coffeehouse with three locations at the time, one of the countless many local and chain coffeehouses in Ann Arbor, decided that employees were no longer allowed to wear their piercings, or have their tattoos showing. Needless to say 99% of the employees quit. I don't blame them. In a town like Ann Arbor everyone and his brother has piercings and/or tattoos. I don't have any piercings or tattoos, but I still feel for those people who are having their freedom of choice trampled on.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 11:18 PM
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I can't begin to fathom the feeling that you got when that corporate junkie told you it's corporate policy. The manager was cool about it but of course from the corporate perspective they think tattoos=gangster rock n' roll death metalist.

Sorry you had to go through this kind of treatment.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 11:33 PM
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Originally posted by theRiverGoddess
at the risk of getting yelled at for being 'prejudice'..........I will NOT date a man with tattoos.
I think it is hideous and stupid.
When I am asked out I will ask them straight up if they drink, smoke ciggeretts, or do they have any tattoos. A yes to any of those questions means a no from me.
I'd rather be alone with a good book frankly......


You'll miss out on LOTS of great people that way. For what that is worth. But like you said. You would rather be alone with a good book anyway.



People get aids that way more often than you realize. Thats is kinda hushed up because its BIG BIZ nowdays. I think its a cheap & lazy way of trying to set yourself apart.
When you go to a state registered and licensed tattoo shop, you have nothing to worry about. Quite frankly, it is dumb to go to a place that is not. Places that are not, often reuse needles, don't clean them properly etc... Which comes with risk. As you know.


You REALLY wanna set yourself apart?
Be educated, discuss literature, film and STAND for something good and worthwhile...help people who have nobody else to help them. Volunteer in homeless shelters & soup kitchens.
What? A person with a tattoo cannot be educated, discuss literature, film or stand for something good and worth while? People with Tattoos don't volunteer or help others ever?

Ma'am,Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Thomas Edison, George Orwell, Prince Charles,George Schultz and MANY others, would like a word with you.


Marking yourself all up like some desperate criminal serving a life sentence in prison just isn't sexy on any level.
So... you are suggesting that only people who are "desperate criminals serving a life sentence in prison", have tattoos. Please, see above...This statement/suggestion just could not be further from the truth.


You wanna be kewl just get branded like a cow.........being able to take that heat is impressive.
Laughable but impressive.


This statement shows me just how ignorant you are about tattoos and why people get them. I have never once met a single person who got one for the reason of " being cool". Not a single one. There are many reasons out there.... And any one that actually does a bit of research might just find that "coolness" is not one. Though that is not to say that some people do get them for the wrong reasons.


Nuttin impressive about marking yourself with ink........wanna REALLY be 'different' DONT get any tattoos and watch how many people ask you WHY your not all marked up lol.


Again, you assume that people do it only to be cool or "impressive". Your ignorance is showing strongly on the subject. People from all walks of life, backgrounds and education levels get tattoos.Not just low life criminals. Politicians, Writers, Inventors, Professors, accountants.... You name a profession and you will find people in that profession with a tattoo. You name an education level and you will find people in that level that have a tattoo.

Reasons to get one are greatly varied from person to person. Take the time to talk to some one with a tattoo, rather than just shunning them and you will learn this.

Besides, in looking for love, it is not supposed to be about what they have on their body. It is about that person as a whole... If you are looking for looks only, you will no doubt find a lot of shallow and boring people. Man, no wonder you prefer to be alone... As I said at the beginning of this post. You are missing out on a lot of great people.

edit on 25-1-2011 by gimme_some_truth because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 11:49 PM
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Come to Australia, we don't care about that at all. as long as you’re a decent person, it doesn’t matter.
Meet Ruby Rose she is one of Australia's loveliest girls. Smart and pretty. You will find Ruby on prime time TV.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by kyleisboss


Just wanted to say, I'm a fellow Clevelander. And I love your avatar. GO BUCKS! As for your topic, I work for the government, and I'm going to get a full sleve next summer. I will hide it with long sleeve shirts.


Also, after re-reading your OP, you're very well written, and I imagine you're a great communicator. I wish I had the power to hire/fire at my current job, but that won't be for a couple years when retirements and attrition make that possible, because if I did, I'd interview you.

edit on 24-1-2011 by Gando702 because: added the thumbs up, it seemed crucial to emphasize my approval of the OP.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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I would think if one person could appreciate a "Mistake By The Lake" tattoo...it would be a fellow person from The Land....

SUPER BOWL!!!!!



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:00 AM
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Haha, indeed. Unfortunately, all of our Brownies' success took place before they called it the "Super Bowl". Born in Barberton, raised in Alliance.


Best of luck to you. It's encouraging to see people busting their hump trying everything they can to take care of their family. But being where you're from, it's not surprising. We're known for our work ethic and resolve. I'll keep you in my thoughts, friend.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:02 AM
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For what it is worth, I do have two tattoos. One on my left calf and one on my right shoulder.

I am able to cover mine but I do know of people who have been rejected for a job because of tattoos. It really does suck, and as one poster said, as the old traditionalists die off, I think things will change...

Hang in there... You will find something better!!!



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX


Work is hard to come by. People will judge you for having a crappy haircut at this point. I suggest when possible get the visible ones removed,..or at least have the swastica redone to be something different.


You have offered GREAT advice, but for what it is worth. He does NOT have a swastika tattooed on him. He was saying that the tattoos are of half a broken heart, the state of ohio and his daughters name.... He said It's NOT like he has a tattoo of a swastika....


Seems people keep misreading what he said.




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