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September 24, 2010


Tattooed woman 'told to put bag over head by Jobcentre'

(Thanks to Allen at Division)



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Most Goth stores would hire her in a minute.

Yeesh--I think they had a point.

Her "lifestyle choice" is going to keep her in a series of low-paying, dead-end jobs. Eventually she'll end up pregnant and on welfare and we'll ALL get to pay for her "lifestyle choice".

Or am I being cynical?

''Who would hire you looking like that?''

Well, maybe the "put a bag over your head" remark was over the top" but he does have a point. Would you hire her?

I suspect that looking at chunks of metal sticking out of someone's skin is distracting to most job interviewers.

I was talking with the owner of a video store (remember them?) when a young man wearing shorts and sandals, sporting long dirty hair and PLENTY OF TATTOOS came in for a job application.
After the young man left, I asked the store owner if the guy had a chance.
"Nope," he said, "It shouldn't matter, but appearances do."

Yes, you are being cynical bonmot however, I agree with you. I ate at a pizza place once where the cashier had piercings in her nose, eyebrows and lips. I never ate there again.

She might have a shot at Hot Topic. Can't imagine anywhere else.

Eek. she looks scary!

She should come to LA. You can't get a job here unless you do have tattoos and piercings.

Was once in a retaurant where the waitress had a huge tongue piercing. I couldn't understabd her and asked to have another waitress. The manager was very accomodating and I got my wish. He said it happened all the time. I wonder why he didn't get rid of her.

this is my lifestyle choice, and this is who I am
I gotta be me,
Skeevy and free,
No job 'til I die
I gotta be me.

I gotta be free,
Pincushion, but free
Ink I can't hide,
A bag o'er my eyes,
I gotta be me

Good one, Loud.

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