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the debate, are mohawks a reason for not being hired, or for being fired?

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Where do you work? 20 Replies

Started by Alexis. Last reply by Katsenhakeron (Mohawk) Dec 14, 2010.

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Comment by Sam on October 3, 2009 at 7:36pm
I worked at a Subway for about a month befor I got my hawk, I hid it under a hat and they didn't seem to mind. Then they up and fired me, the only thing the boss said was "it just didn't work out". So I'm on the job hunt again, looking at factory jobs.
Comment by Eric on October 2, 2009 at 6:33am
..better to wear a hat than having to shave it off.
Comment by Russ Drummond on October 1, 2009 at 9:34pm
i work in subway but have to wear a poxy hat :/
Comment by bettybumper on September 14, 2009 at 3:05pm
hi, firstly im not actually employed right now although that is more of a childcare issue than an image based one!
but upon reading this thread (especially the part about laws to prevent discrimination) i thought i'd post a link, it is slightly off topic as it doesnt specifically deal with employment issues, but i think you'l agree it is a worthy campaign

perhaps i'l rejoin u guy's once i find a childminder
Comment by foofoo on July 31, 2009 at 3:27pm
yeah, i get a mix of reactrions too. i really think a haircut or style should not prohibit a job at all. its just hair. and to discriminate against a person for a hairstyle is like discriminating against anyone that fits into some stereotype, its not cool. illegal smile i agree, a haircut shouldnt make someone more or less anything, even intimidating. i had a friend once that was terrifided of my b/f because he's much taller than she is, but in general he's a nice guy. its ok it was a long post. i hope i can get a job that wont be discriminatory towards me, and for all the others looking out there i hope we can push the envelope and get hair to be accepted.
Comment by Bam on July 13, 2009 at 6:03am
You do have a point, i mean as you said about starbucks, i guess thats the best you can get away with with a mayjor chain company like that. However, what i think does take the piss, is the whole discrimation about tats,piercings/hair etc.

A friend has mine has bright, biright hair, a load of tats on his arms, and his face could only resemble a pin cushion. But he is the most enthusicastic person in the whole world. But due to his look, jobs won't look at him twice unless its for a pain in the ass night shift. Its not like he's incapable, dirty, or dumb.
Comment by PunkinPie on July 7, 2009 at 11:40pm
A side thought; why can't we start fighting it, if people can claim discrimination for color of skin/ethnicity, and it is actually discrimination against hair (cut)color/body mods, etc. (not actually being under educated or qualified) than why not fight it? (This is assuming that you aren't incapable of meeting the dress code that is already in place.) I worked for Starbucks with a 7" hawk and tattoos, although it was a serious pain, I met code by wearing rings over my tats, long sleeves, and keeping the hawk to "natural" colors. Combed the hawk over to one side with a clip in it and no one argued. If I would have had more tats on my hands I would not have been able to work there as health code states no bandaids on hands unless gloved, and no more than one ring on each hand. Starbucks dress code states that tattoos need to be covered at all times, and hair should be of "natural color and well groomed" so it's sort of open to the managers interpretation. (I'm just using this as an example of pretty typical dress code)

As for the job search, if you're looking for a job that you can roll in to in your normal clothes and hair, look into jobs that you don't deal with the public. A buddy of mine works for a computer programing outsourcing agency, great $$ with pink hawk. The biggest trick is being over qualified and a rockstar at what you do.
Comment by Bam on July 7, 2009 at 10:01pm
When i had my hawk, it was a decent sized, length one. And im still employed! I guess they use it to their advantage to get people to come in and see the wanker behind the counter eh! works tho x
Comment by Toxic☣ on July 5, 2009 at 1:56pm
What aggravates me is you see the little 'jockhawks' up on employees of different places like from grocery stores to business places and it perfectly fine, but if it's long and cut into a hawk and down it's not business appropriate.

Also whats up with the picture lmao
Comment by Alexis on July 2, 2009 at 9:48pm
This is kinda creepy. I logged on because I was looking for help on my current situation.

Jobs are SUPER hard to find for me right now and my madre said that she knows some people who know some people. I can get a pretty flexible job that involves child care. I don't really like children, but hell, its a job. But the one problem red hair! and it being a mohawk... I don't think that the mohawk part is as bad as the color (or at least I think that's what my mom said.)
So I have a few options.

1. I can wear a wig. Not so bad, but child care...and a wig makes me a little nervous.

2. I can change my hair color to something more neutral (brown/dirty blonde) and wear it up (maybe) on occasion. But I'd hate to do it just because I haven't had my hair all the colors I want it to and its just really depressing having something average.

3. Get a "normal" hair cut and color. (This is NOT going to happen :D)

4. Keep looking for a job (next to impossible)

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