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May 11, 2012
8:56 pm
Ignacious
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So we've discussed a lot of discrimination (maybe not a LOT, but you get the gist) but what about non-discrimination? I know we've mentioned a little of this. But I wanted one place people could go to and look at.
 

I work in a Gildan Active wear warehouse: I have a Mohawk, 5/8's plugs, a lip ring, and a ring tattoo. I'v talked to them about their policies, and as long as I'm working hard, they don't give two shits about how I look. 

I'v also heard that places like San Francisco, even their restaurants allow a good number of facial piercings, full sleeve's etc. 

 

So what kind of places do you know of that are really good to work at?

May 11, 2012
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I would say at least some call centers.  Its work that doesn't involve face to face interaction with customers, therefore it lends itself quite well to being modded.  Some centers still have ridiculous dress codes that prohibit visible mods, but many of them don't.  The one I work at doesn't and it offers decent money and benefits.

May 12, 2012
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I think the best place to work is one where you get a sense of fulfillment, and which matches your skills and qualifications. What do you want to do?

If you have the ability and qualifications, and preferably experience, any good employer should want you, even if they may have some prejudices. If you don't have the above, work hard to get them. I know we can face discrimination, but if you can show that you will be an asset, only the foolish or frightened will continue to do so. Educate and help them overcome their fear, and you can get a good job, not just one that doesn't care.

I know how hard that can be, but it's worth it.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
May 13, 2012
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I absolutely agree.
It can be difficult sometimes because employers sometimes don't take the time to see if you're the qualities you stated.
Or, at least, that's what has happened in my own experiences.

"Welcome Friends, Romans, and Circus Freaks to the generation in circuitry."
May 13, 2012
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Ignacious
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That's more or less what I plan on doing Oakbear. Although long term goal is to have a studio, I need a lot of start up cash with that, and I don't like the shops enough around here to work with them. I think a large problem with the modded is that many of them don't try to educate. Its sad to say (and I used to be a big one on this) but they'd rather get mad and say F you, then to go and try and speak with the person. Prove that they can work just as hard or harder then other individuals.

May 16, 2012
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i'm gonna disagree with you iggy…i think screaming ink is a great place. they may not be the best, but no one is. they try to educate everyone that walks in that door. beth gives them like a 5 to 10 minuet personalized time just to educate them about their piercings and she is more concerned about the person and their happiness than the money. i cant tell you how many times beth and david have given me money off of shit and they offered me not only an apprentice ship, but also to PAY me for what piercings i do as practice on people who want to be practiced on. they have a great friendly, family environment.

your expectations…although understandable are high, love.

i'm not trying to put you down, but you know i'm gonna take up for screaming ink =P

 

you also forgot about like 2 other visible tattoos you have that gildan agrees with and that you also had me put rainbow in that Mohawk and they still didn't care. gildan rocks :)

May 16, 2012
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These are extremely helpful.

Boeing also has very loose policies on visual body modifications.

I've already applied there.

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May 16, 2012
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I know of several modded people who work for Oracle Corporation :)

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May 18, 2012
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Whats Oracle Corporation?

May 19, 2012
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Ignacious said
Whats Oracle Corporation?

 

Sorry for posting a URL .. but this is the best description

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O…..orporation

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July 22, 2012
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I work at a photography studio, gamestop, and journeys. I'm sort of a workaholic. Lifetouch ( my photography company ) has threatened to fire me for my mods, but I've been their for almost three years now and they can't afford to loose me. Gamestop, my district manager is 100% against it, and won't promote me any farther. And Journey's shoe store doesn't care as long as it isn't drug related and it's not profanity. I've worked as a waiter too. Idk, modifications have never gotten me in trouble from work, because I give off a good energy I guess. However, when I was in school, I had many teachers hate me because of it, one actually tried to kick me out of the class because she found my modifications distractions ( at the time I only had an eye brow ring, lip ring, septum, and my ears stretched to an inch ) along with a few tattoo's )).  

July 28, 2012
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Usually restaurants are pretty flexible on mods, especially when they're not corporate. 

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