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post #91 of 104

C'mon guys.

Tattoos are as old as dirt. It's a matter of exposure and laws. When we were getting inked NY as most states did not allow someone get ink below the wrist

or above the neck. I know in HS most all of us boys had ink. There was just as much ink in Viet Nam. I come from a very large family, most of whom are NYC firefighters and

Port Athority. Ink was always around. It meant something if it associated you with a group or belief. I've seen more D-cards on guys then I see ink on guys now. Not as elaborate, but the same meaning. I think people get ink now a days for a different reason, sometimes art. But it's all the same. I appreciate tatts a little more for beliefs then art.

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post #92 of 104

You're missing the point, Pan.

 

The big issue here is visible tats: face, neck, hands.

 

My opinion is, and always will be, what's under your work clothes is none of my business.

 

Haole wants me to understand that if I don't respect his opinion, it's his right to sue .  I want Haole to understand my opinion, but try to convince him with logic, explantions, and conversation--I won't threaten him with a big stick. 

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post #93 of 104

Haole thinks a tattoo is a right, when it actually is an individual choice, just as my choice to not hire someone who has made a choice that will adversely affect my business.

 

And Haole, there might be a trifle of trouble proving that your religion is a "protected class", others have tried and failed.

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post #94 of 104

No, no, I wasn't referencing that. You know I'm on your side as owners. We own our businesses to make decisions on how to run it.

NO one tells me who to hire!!!!!!! You bring on the best lawyer and I'll find one better. Hey, I've had my share of suits in the past.

Those who want to twist the laws to benefit themselves will never get ahead.

  Like I said before, my niece was always out front with customers and she had a full sleeve. She is part of our work group and I will protect her as anyone else working there. If it offends my customers, then oh well.

    I sent someone walking today. They had given me a 1500 cash deposit for a wedding in October. Today was the 9th time they came in and told us our competitors will do this cake for less. I went across the street to the bank to get cash to give back to them. I told them that I really think they should use one of the competitors she mentioned. We left them at the counter. The first time in 15 yrs. this has happened. I told all the associates to go back to the kitchen. They left after 10 minutes. I feel like shit for the bride. But you can only take so much. I know in my heart I will do her cake if she calls me. The mother was just too much.

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post #95 of 104
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Suing is something I would never consider if they discriminate me because of my tattoos. I choose to get them, and I will take the consequences as such. I feel it is sad some people are close minded, but if it hurts your business then why would you want to hire that person? Lost of revenue is not something I want to happen to any business for them hiring someone with visible tattoos. Not worth it, end of question.

 

On a side note, this thread has had much more responses then I ever expected. I should have known tho, for the fact that people are strongly opinionated on this subject.

 

Thank you again for everyone that has contributed to this thread, it has shown me a lot.

 

-Kyle

post #96 of 104

For what it is worth, judging by your attitude demonstrated on this thread, I would hire you without hesitation. I see a mature attitude, open mindedness, and an ability to see things from others' viewpoints. To me these are all qualities that I value and admire. Any body art that you have may shut some doors, but others will open.

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post #97 of 104
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Thank you Cheflayne, that is what I try to be and hope to ac hive. I feel I show what I am worth in my work, not in what I look like. I am very lucky to be in the position I am in, even tho it is not a restaurant I can show off my culinary skills in, the management experience I have gotten is amazing to say the least.

-Kyle

post #98 of 104

OMG already. Let me know when you all are gonna have your big "group hug" so that I can bail out before I gotta puke. 

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

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post #99 of 104

Sorry that honesty bothers you.

 

Quote:"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
 
Guess you can't hear the music.

 

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post #100 of 104

Go pick up the change that's been dropped on the floor of your car ......... and buy yourself a sense of humor. 

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

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post #101 of 104

No floor on my motorcycle so I guess that I will have to continue humorless for awhile.

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post #102 of 104

If you can cook, you can F)(****ckin cook! it doesn't matter what you look like. Corporate places are just that way I guess.Win them over with your charm!

 

post #103 of 104

I don't want your charm. I want your passion.

Kyle. if you brought something posative to our business  you would be hired. I certainly have to think in a profitability way.

As long as you could be OUR kyle it wouldn't matter.

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post #104 of 104

there is more dirt on wedding rings and wedding bands then on a raw meat chopping board.

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