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Would a tongue or nose ring hurt me getting a job ?

if I were to get one? That is any kind of job, as in retail, child care, receptionist or anything like that. OR what about a tattoo? Well thing is I am 35 and never had any of these and just would like to get one of them before I die. Just a thing with me. Been thinking about it for a while. Category Business & Finance > Careers & Employment > Other - Careers & Employment

Asked By: bunny - 8/20/2008
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I work at Macy's as a sales associate and worked as a receptionist at a salon for 3 years. I have a nose piercing and a lip ring. No one has ever told me that I couldn't have those piercings and I would have taken them out if they requested it but they didn't. Different jobs have different standards but most people are... More
Answered By: Coral - 8/20/2008
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If its airlines or hotels, piercing or tatooing is NOT ALLOWED. If its not a frontn end job say like u are not in customers contact directly then its fine.
Answered By: bebo - 8/20/2008
 
Unfortunately, no matter where you work, despite popularity and variety, tattoos and piercings are not going to be excepted. So if you are considering getting either and going for a job, get the piercings in time for them to be healed by the interview date. That way, you can remove them before hand and have no... More
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Answered By: ? - 8/20/2008
 
it depends on where you plan to apply. most corporate type environments frown on nose rings and showing tatts.
Answered By: KT - 8/20/2008
 
i have a lip ring and i never had any troubles... but probably in retail/customer service yes tattoos not so much as long as they are in places you can cover tongue ring... definitely not i'd go for a nose ring, a tiny one :)
Answered By: ? - 8/20/2008
 
By law you can not be discriminated against but you will be. In my experience employees who had facial piercings were asked to remove it during their shift. Hair color had to be natural and tattoos preferably covered by clothing (no neck, face tatts). Here's a suggestion, why not get a fake tattoo or piercing and see... More
Answered By: myredskirt - 8/20/2008
 
For the types of jobs you mentioned a nose or tuong ring would probally be ok. Some employers however not want to hire someone who has face piercings. It may be harder for you to get hired but it won't stop you from finding a job.
Answered By: xandra2getyou - 8/20/2008
 
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