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Hair vs job

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Melf, May 10, 2004.

  1. Melf


    Mar 20, 2003
    Starkville, MS
    My hair's long and shaggy. I've spent 9 months growing it and it looks fantastic. Unfortunately, I have to find a job soon. Does anyone know of a place that would hire me without me having to cut my hair, or at least have suggestions on how I can look professional without having to cut it?
  2. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    my hair is my job :D

    sucks for you.
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I've got a biker cut (real long, parted in teh middle in a ponytail)...

    at least 1/3 of the place has it the same way (about 45-50 employees here).

    Get into Computers :bassist:
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Image vs. Money
  5. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    What kind of job are you looking for? It shouldn't matter for the average crappy teenage job (McDonald's/Burger King/Quizno's/you get the idea...) Also, like Sped says - computer guys get away with long hair and make a good living. Beyond that, some good places to look for jobs that won't mind long hair are: Record stores, Music shops, head shops, porno stores, places like that. What are these places that you'd like to work at, but your long hair prevents them from hiring you?
  6. Ponytail it.
  7. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    It grows back, don't worry.

    If you can find a job that lets you keep it, fine.

    If not, decide whether you need hair or
    money in your pocket.
  8. Bingo.

    Just find a way to make it neater at work.

    But don't cut it, it takes too long to re-grow. (I'm learning this the hard way :crying: )
  9. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    You know, It's a sad reality that people judge books by the cover. I almost didn't get the position I'm in now because of my tattoos. The big boss looked at me like I was a criminal just because I have them. The fact of the matter is, I do my job really well. I have since proved him wrong about me.

    As far as the hair thing goes, if it's a job you really want to have, and need to cut your hair because of it, then cut it! Hair does not change who you are (and neither do tattoos, or piercings) But.....if you look like I do, you need to be able to deal with people making false judgments about your character.

    There are many jobs that allow you to have long hair. Welding, tow truck driver, (but not if you have all your teeth :D ) musician, roadie, you name it, they have people with long hair.
  10. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I'd never sacrifice my hair for my job!

    :eek: :D
  11. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Trimmed your ears, nose and chin, I see!
  12. pigpen02


    Mar 24, 2002
    I've got rather long hair, near my tailbone. It was a problem growing up, when everyone wanted me to cut it. Now, though, no one ever says a word. I think food and customer service would be a few of the only fields that would ask you to cut it off.

    And if they do say anything, and i see your in the south, just tell 'em:

    "jesus had long hair."
  13. call me a teenybopper all ya like

    - i know how ya's feel, it's gunna be hard getting a job when i change my hair so regulerly.. I'll miss having something different when that times comes - and i know its not unique :rolleyes:

  14. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I'm sure you can find a car dealership that needs a part driver somewhere near you.
  15. i use a similar quote whenever i want to wear sandals.
  16. country_boy


    Apr 13, 2004
    Houghton, MI
    and the sign said long haired freaky people need not apply


    good luck with search
  17. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Country boy,

    That's funny...I was just about to post "So I took off my hat and said 'Imagine that! Me, workin' for youuuu!'"

    brad cook
  18. Short hair = fat wallet. (not always)

    Mike ;)

    Thor, your new avatar is THE BEST! :D
  19. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    ...maybe if you stuff your cut off hair into it. :)
  20. Touche, Sundogue! :D

    Mike :D