Because I have tattoos, I may end up losing my job! *Updated with new info *
I was informed tonight that we have a store meeting this Sunday. Okay. No biggie.
I was also told that our owner has enforced ALOT of new policies * ones that we don't even know about yet!!!!!! * and we will have to sign our names to a piece of paper saying that we agree with the policy, or we loose our job, right then and there.
One of the new policies is that all tattoos MUST be covered up. All mine STAY covered up, except for the one on my leg, and it only shows when I wear my capris, which is MAYBE once a week, maybe twice if I'm running low on clean jeans. I over heard the manager telling a customer that we may have a lot of new people in the next few weeks, cause if the new policies didn't go over, that the owner and her were going to fire alot of us, and she said that they would start with the ones who have tattoos!!!!!!
What the holy fuckin hell?!
I called her out on it, and she said that her and the owner agreed that they will no longer hire anyone who has tattoos, because they believe that it is disgusting and ugly. I texted several of my co-workers who have tattoos, and told them about this. They are LIVID!!!!!! The manager pretty much told me to my face that just because we have tattoos, we would be the first to go if they did fire anyone. There are at least 8 of us who have tattoos! Thats almost both stores worth of employees!
I told her that in my eyes, thats discrimination, that they can't do that just because we have tattoos. Her response?
Sit and watch what we do.
I still say its discrimination. What you ladies think?
Btw, the labor board has already been called on these people several times, and each time they are investigated. I think that is why he is making us sign all these papers about new policies.
Okay to answer a lot of you guys questions, yes they are firing based ONLY on if you have tats. It doesn't matter if you have visible tats or not. If you have a tat, your gone. When I got my tats, I made sure they were easily covered. Even when I got my leg tat. I even told the owner about where I was getting it, and asked if I could wear my capris once a week, and he said okay, that it would be fine. I do work with the public ( I'm work at a gas station ).