i figure as long as your face isn't a total pin cushion, I don't see the big deal about the whole social stigma of piercings. plus I could always take them out before the interview, muahaha, then I guess your employer could let you go when he finds out you have them :(
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Well I'm obviously not an employer and don't have my own business, but I can see both sides to the issue. Sure you have every right to pierce whatever it is that you want...but a business has a right to portray an image as well. They are in business to earn a living, and earn a living by selling or providing something. That in of itself has no ties to the piercing issue. But what it does tie into is their image of their business. They might not have a problem at all with piercings, but a customer(s) might draw conclusions based on the appearance of the employees and let that influence their decision of the company. THAT is where I feel the employee has every right to tell their employees how they should present themselves. And if that includes limited number of piercings, then that's just how it is.
One of my bosses put it good this way: He said that he has no problem with a cross dresser (he just picked that as an example). He said that he could care less what they want to dress like, what name they want to be called, all of that. What he DOES care about is if he hires a person to work for him and that person starts affecting business with personal issues such as these, then he's not ready to have them work for him and cost him his profits and ultimately his living. I realize this is an extreme case, but the point still remains. It's not about the employer's beliefs because I think they honestly try to work with people to make it easier to work and get along, it's not about you, it's about the customer. Everything revolves around them coming back, and whatever needs to be done has to be done.
Yes it's wrong for people to make conclusions about you or your place of work based off your appearance, but it happens nonetheless and needs to be accounted for. Now keep in mind, I work in an office/shop type of environment, so a conservative professional image is required for us. I don't know where you work and if any of this stuff would matter. But if you were to work in the same exact place as I do now, then your image is important.
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