(Closed) Would you take a manager seriously with a facial piercing?

posted 5 years ago in Career
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

What industry are you in?

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

What industry?  I am a manager with a nose piercing (stud) and a couple of visible tattoos and have had no issues. I work in a major city. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I’m definitely not a traditional, conservative person, so I honestly don’t think it matters at all. My Fiance has his nose pierced and his ears tastefully stretched. He had a management position for a while, and I think only a couple of people complained.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t be fazed by a nostril piercing, but a small stud seems more conservative than a ring, in my opinion. I do find septum piercings much more distracting. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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pebblexox :  I have worked with several Indian women, and some of them have nose studs, as I think it’s part of their culture.  I never thought it was unprofessional.  I work in law, which is very conservative. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

What type of company do you work for and how old are you?

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It depends where you work and how old you are.  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Really depends where you are. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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ecampbell :  to me this is your answer…..”only a couple people complained”

personally at work I try to have a zero complaint policy about things that I wear/how I dress as there are enough things to hold me back (sex, education, favoritism, personality style, weight, etc) that I wouldn’t want to add another negative on to the list

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Personally, no.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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pebblexox :  My manager has several piercingns but only keeps in her nose and ears. I have no trouble taking her seriously at all.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

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pebblexox :  

No, unless you work in a tattoo parlor or the like, I don’t think you should have any facial piercings, visible tattoos…even ear piercings should be simple

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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pebblexox :  I run a call center of 50 people for a Fortune 500, and I have multiple piercings and tattoos, including a septum piercing.  So, yah.  I’d say it’s a Yes. 😉

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Personally I care about my manager’s competency not what they look like

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