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  1. #11
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    Spruce Grove, Alberta,Canada
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    Default tatts

    No one cares about your tattoos but lots of industrial sites will not let you through the gate with piercings of any kind ! As well as facial hair. Sooo unless you want to build furniture and cd racks for wal-mart I would ace the piercings. Chicks will dig the pay more than the piercings. Jef

  2. #12
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    Default A Kid Once Aske Me ....

    Why am I have trouble getting a job?

    I pointed out the almost 20 piercings in his face.

    He said " I took them out. "

    He still had the holes that were visible.

    Sure it's a 'generational' issue, and one the younger generation should think about. What purpose does having almost 20 piercings in ones face serve other than to attract attention?

    When I talk to kids today I tell them to think about things like tattoos and piercings hard before getting them.

    Companies have to consider many things when hiring employees, and if you could have contact with customers IMAGE is important. As to safety, well I for one never wore any jewelry (watches, necklaces )as I constantly worked around high voltage ( up to and exceeding 80,000 volts ). Rings on fingers are another no-no, IF you MUST wear even a wedding ring consider getting it cut so that if ya fall and the ring gets caught it reduces the chances of your finger being " gloved ". That is what it is called when you fall, your ring gets caught causing the flesh to be ripped from your finger.


    Tattoos are another issue, I know a woman who is in her 60's when she was younger she had Roses tattooed along the side of her face. Needless to say today those roses are wilted and do not look good.

  3. #13
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    Cool Appearence

    If you look the way you say you do if I sent you and one of my journeymen out on a job you guy's are repersenting my company. my journeymen is clean cut type of guy and so are you but you have these things sticking out of your face I would probably get a call from the site formen.Anyway it just limites who will hire you thats all.I know it should matter but it does.

    Hey how's school goin though?

  4. #14
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    Default

    Do yourself a favour and listen to your sister . It is hard to take someone seriously when they look like a freak show. Being the redneck that I am, no I would not hire you when someone works hard to build a business you cannot afford to loose clients because you need to express yourself as an individual

  5. #15
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    Default

    I see your point, I guess piercings can be very intimadating. I guess I didnt see it because ti was the sort of way i lived my lifestyle.

  6. #16
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    Feb 2007
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    Fuquay-Varina, NC
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    Default body jewelery

    I have seen many people with piercings on some jobsites - none on others - it depends on the site. Many companies feel they are unsafe. Most any construction company will require you to even take off your wedding ring - get a piece of molten metal on a gold ring and you will remember it for a long time - often by the scar it can leave. If you do keep all of your body jewelery in - they will tend to put you with others who look like you. Which can be a rough crowd...
    Big blue 251D, dead maxstar 140

  7. #17
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    Default

    Get a Prince Albert...then they won't even know!

    Seriously, if I had two people sitting in front of me and everything was identical in their skills and attitude, I would pick the more clean cut. I know that doesn't sound fair, but it is the real world. Now if I owned a record store...I would probably pick you!

  8. #18
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    here is another side of it,Most people think I drink and smoke and drug because of my tattoos.I have never drank in my life,never smoked anything.But since I dont look like a good old boy I must be a drug addict.Most of the guys I have worked with that were on drugs looked like the average guy.I public perception of piercings is you must be a loser if you dont care how you look.Ive had people ask me what was i going to do when I wanted a real job!Like I said, you choose how hard you make it on yourself.You will be judged no matter where you go,car lot, bank or job interview.Ive been on many DuPont jobs where you cant wear earings.Ive been in business 5 years now and now one has cancelled when they met me face to face.

  9. #19
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    Default

    I dont think thats fair, but I guess life isnt fair. I will have to think harder on my tattoos and other body mods from now on..

  10. #20
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    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by youngwelder_154 View Post
    I dont think thats fair, but I guess life isnt fair. I will have to think harder on my tattoos and other body mods from now on..

    Buddy,,

    Nothing is fair. The sooner you learn that, the better off you'll be.


    I used to tell that to my kids when they were growing up, and they whined about things never being 'fair'.

    It took awhile for them to grasp the concept, but after they did, life in general started making more sense to them.

    .
    "Gone are the days of wooden ships, and Iron men.
    I doubt we'll see either of their likes again".

    Circa 1920.
    Author:
    Unknown US Coast Guard unit Commander.

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