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ok..i went for an interview at a new supermarket yesterday...there were over 900 applicants for 60 odd jobs!!!woman offered me hours 12....on the deli...where i will wear a rather attractive hat...i a…
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
ok..i went for an interview at a new supermarket yesterday...there were over 900 applicants for 60 odd jobs!!!woman offered me hours 12....on the deli...where i will wear a rather attractive hat...i already have another job which im keeping ....the interviewer said i would have to change my hair colour(she had blond streaks!!)...now its not shocking..its shoulder length really dark brown/black (my own colour) with about 8 vibrant red strips at the front/round the fringe...now i said i would change it ...but i really like it!!!!also i will be wearing a HAT as its food safety!!!also i just had it redone like a week ago and now i need to go get it done again .........to cover with a hat..thing is i can put it up and its not that noticeable....am i being silly?feeling a bit offended
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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1 Like #1
im sure she cant do that!!
1 Like #2
just dont get rid of it
[mod] 1 Like #3
Change it to green...........job done. :-D
#4
pcnutta
im sure she cant do that!!


your about the 30th person who has said that...obviously i have moaned to everyone i know..lol
1 Like #5
I'm pretty sure she isn't aloud to do that.....Check with someone else in the company, phone up thier HR department and ask them as I think it is wrong.
1 Like #6
go and see her and show her how you can put it up so the red can't be seen but yes they can ask you most supermarkets have it in thier contracts
1 Like #7
I'm sure she can't do that? It's not like it's a high powered executive job or something.
1 Like #8
1. I feel from working in a supermarket that it's not a life or death job
2. Can managers say that in discrimination act?? - i thought they can't say to people to change appearance there would be somewhere online about this if you did really want to keep hair

Do love red streaks in dark hair :D
1 Like #9
if youre job is customer facing they can ask that your hair is completely natural coloured, its not classed as discrimination so seriously wouldnt bother trying to fight it, either dye it and have a job or turn em down and keep ya streaks :thumbsup:
1 Like #10
She Sound Like A Right Cow
Creating A Problem When There Isnt One!
If You Take The Job With Your Hair As It Is
Watch Her!
#11
starsparkle2311
I can't see what the problem is, if you're working on the deli counter, you'll be wearing a hat, jeepers, how vibrant a colour are we talking anyway?


its like ..:gift:....this red...but with the browny black its not like in your face!!and its only the front..i might steal my daughters hannah montana wig...seriously i could understand if it was really shocking but its not
thing is i work in customer service(ok in a bingo hall..but its brill) and never had a problem...and have worked in asda and sainsburys years ago and had little pink flashes at the side and no problem.....i will probably dye it ...to get 10% off at morrisons!!!!but i i see anyone with a hint ...just a smidgen of colour i will be straight up to personell...
#12
I'm sure your hair looks lovely.

Phone up human resources or the union if there is one and find out if they can exclude you due to hair colour. Good grief its bordering on racism, can't see how they'd get away with that but my self-employment spoils me in many ways. If you do speak to someone make sure u get their name and position so you can refer this woman to them if she puts up a stink about it.
#13
likklepunce
She Sound Like A Right Cow
Creating A Problem When There Isnt One!
If You Take The Job With Your Hair As It Is
Watch Her!


lol if this 'cow' sticks some one on a customer facing job with bright red streaks she would probably lose her job herself :p
#14
What difference does it make anyway if there red or any other colour,makes no difference really,wouldn't bother me as a customer.
#15
Mum2Connor&Cerys
What difference does it make anyway if there red or any other colour,makes no difference really,wouldn't bother me as a customer.


certain companies policy, simple as that , they asked if she was willing to change it and she agreed! if she wasnt willing they would of said well unfortunately thats our policy so i am unable to offer you a job, take it or leave it imo..these days you should be glad of a job :thumbsup:
#16
Could you disguise it a bit?

How about if you take sections of hair, twist it and grip it in place, so it kind of looks like corn rows? twist the darker hair around the red. Would that hide it a bit?
[mod]#17
Wonder if they remember to put a clause in if you're bald covering painting your head red?? :o
#18
You should not have to change how you like yourself for anyone - I certainly will not and never will!!!
#19
kungfu
lol if this 'cow' sticks some one on a customer facing job with bright red streaks she would probably lose her job herself :p


she was actually quite nice...and she herself said its ludicrous as you i be wearing a hat at all times...and i would tie my hair back into a high ponytail anyway..then put a hairnet over it!!(that is such a good look!)
#20
juliesbargains
You should not have to change how you like yourself for anyone - I certainly will not and never will!!!


lol well i for one would dye some streaks in a second if it meant being able to still pay my mortgage and keep my house etc :thumbsup:
#21
can only speak for asda,but their policy is that your hair must be a "natural" colour-you can dye it any colour you want but that colour must be natural. so asda allow blonde streaks through dark hair etc but no bright red,green etc but you could have a natural type red.

wouldnt be instant dismissal if you ignored this but they would just counsel you on day one,discipline day after and then dismiss so they would get you out in 3 days.
#22
ChipSticks
Could you disguise it a bit?

How about if you take sections of hair, twist it and grip it in place, so it kind of looks like corn rows? twist the darker hair around the red. Would that hide it a bit?


i might try that tomorrow as i have to go back and see her...i have to prove i have the right to work in the uk under the immigration act...it used to be just immigrants who had to prove their right ..but now everyone does so they arent discriminating against immigrant workers...i had to (find!) and photocopy my Birth certificate...and my NI details to prove im from the UK...anyway i will try to disguise it(it was very neat for the interview btw) and ask her if i will get away with it like that..if not ...well guess who is going to have brown dye on the bathroom walls/floor/towels tomorrow night xx all repped thanks for comments
#23
I'd say change it if you have said you will tbh. You do not have any employment rights at the moment and not even got a foot in the door, If you change it and show willing, once they know you you can soon change it back. Not saying they can do that or it's right, just saying you could be dismissed for your.... Ahem.....Apparent bad attitude.... Or any other feeble excuse.... Your hair colour doesn't have to come into it:whistling:
#24
Surely the reason why the lady asked you the question was to give you a choice, rather than her saying no sorry, you haven't got the job.

What's more important, your hairdo or the job?

ps. if you do go for the job, dab some mascara on any noticeable red bits x
#25
barky
can only speak for asda,but their policy is that your hair must be a "natural" colour-you can dye it any colour you want but that colour must be natural. so asda allow blonde streaks through dark hair etc but no bright red,green etc but you could have a natural type red.

wouldnt be instant dismissal if you ignored this but they would just counsel you on day one,discipline day after and then dismiss so they would get you out in 3 days.


really i saw a girl in there the other day who had bright red hair defo not au natural
#26
jtx
I'd say change it if you have said you will tbh. You do not have any employment rights at the moment and not even got a foot in the door, If you change it and show willing, once they know you you can soon change it back. Not saying they can do that or it's right, just saying you could be dismissed for your.... Ahem.....Apparent bad attitude.... Or any other feeble excuse.... Your hair colour doesn't have to come into it:whistling:


i said at the time i would...then got home and was like......"my hair !!!"..x
#27
I would change it until I started there and got myself established. If you are required to change it then they will have to have it in their company dress/ appearance policy. Ask to see it when you start there. It would be daft to loose the job over it.
#28
the word discrimination comes to mind! No she cant do that if its not in the interests of the business, she can impose a dress code but not say you cant have your hair the way you want

Maybe just change it for now...she should not have asked you though especially if it will be under a hat and no one will see it anyway
#29
bargainhunter2009
the word discrimination comes to mind! No she cant do that if its not in the interests of the business, she can impose a dress code but not say you cant have your hair the way you want

Maybe just change it for now...she should not have asked you though especially if it will be under a hat and no one will see it anyway


its not discrimination-dress code applies to many things including hair colour,amount of jewellery worn etc. Now Im not saying I agree with this particular case but you cant have people facing the public just suiting themselves-what about tattoos then? swastika on the forehead?that ok? it clearly IS in the interests of a business dealing with the public to impose some sort of standard.

of course she can tell you to do it,dont you reckon that supermarkets are very well aware of what they can and cant do under the law to employees?
#30
If you want the job change your hair. If you want bright red hair - don't take the job.

Your hair might look perfectly nice with red streaks - but red on someone else might look a bit way out, and not the look that they want for their customers. And they couldn't say to you that you can keep your hair colour because it looks tasteful, but that Jonny must dye his because his looks too punky - that would be discrimination against Jonny. Poor Jonny.
#31
barky
can only speak for asda,but their policy is that your hair must be a "natural" colour-you can dye it any colour you want but that colour must be natural. so asda allow blonde streaks through dark hair etc but no bright red,green etc but you could have a natural type red.

wouldnt be instant dismissal if you ignored this but they would just counsel you on day one,discipline day after and then dismiss so they would get you out in 3 days.


this is quite normal for customer facing industries,anything classed as extremes of fashion is not allowed,is is to give a more consistent appearance company wide

If its company policy and you want the job you have to accept it,part of life unfortunately.

several hotel chains I have worked for dont allow long hair on men or any facial hair whatsoever,when you sign the contract you are accepting this
#32
ClarityofMind
I'm sure your hair looks lovely.

Phone up human resources or the union if there is one and find out if they can exclude you due to hair colour. Good grief its bordering on racism, can't see how they'd get away with that but my self-employment spoils me in many ways. If you do speak to someone make sure u get their name and position so you can refer this woman to them if she puts up a stink about it.


not really advisable to rock the boat before you have even started
#33
likklepunce
She Sound Like A Right Cow
Creating A Problem When There Isnt One!
If You Take The Job With Your Hair As It Is
Watch Her!


she will be doing her job,probably does not want to be sacked for employing someone with red hair
#34
Totally agree Barky...but the question is (as it always is with the law) is reasonableness. Is it reasonable for an employer to ask employee to cover/change the item whatever it is. Is it reasonable for an employer to ask an employee who will have a hat on to change their hair? Possibly, but if their hair completely covered maybe not. If any employee would be asked to do the same, then there is nothing you can do about it really
#35
Are you better looking?
#36
I know thread hijacking sucks and everything, but I kinda get the impression that you're a bit of a Manics fan, and I was wondering, have you ever encountered a version of Generation Terrorists with a spoken-word sample at the start of Little Baby Nothing? The version I have here has it, and I don't know why, because I've never heard it before on mine or any of my friends' copies.
#37
dxx
I know thread hijacking sucks and everything, but I kinda get the impression that you're a bit of a Manics fan, and I was wondering, have you ever encountered a version of Generation Terrorists with a spoken-word sample at the start of Little Baby Nothing? The version I have here has it, and I don't know why, because I've never heard it before on mine or any of my friends' copies.


What does it say?

The guys on this thread were saying the US version was different, perhaps you have that version?
#38
grex9101
What does it say?

The guys on this thread were saying the US version was different, perhaps you have that version?


The quote goes

Woman: "You didn't mean to do that"
Man: "Don't forget all that I took off for her"
W: "You didn't need to be so cruel to someone as alone as she is"
M: "[something]"
W: "She is! She was. You didn't know [something]. Nobody, nobody was as tender and trusting as she was. But people like you, you abused her, and forced her to change."

I don't think it's the US version. The US version's got Democracy Coma on it, and this whole record seems to be identical to the normal UK version, except for the sample at the start of Little Baby Nothing. It's weird.
#39
dxx
The quote goes

Woman: "You didn't mean to do that"
Man: "Don't forget all that I took off for her"
W: "You didn't need to be so cruel to someone as alone as she is"
M: "[something]"
W: "She is! She was. You didn't know [something]. Nobody, nobody was as tender and trusting as she was. But people like you, you abused her, and forced her to change."

I don't think it's the US version. The US version's got Democracy Coma on it, and this whole record seems to be identical to the normal UK version, except for the sample at the start of Little Baby Nothing. It's weird.


Could be jap then. Google the lyrics, that should bring it up :thumbsup:
#40
boothy
not really advisable to rock the boat before you have even started


Very true, as I said, I'm self employed so don't have to answer to others regarding my appearance or anything else superficial really, which suits my personality, I couldn't be doing with someone telling me how to have my hair... I'd tell em precisely what I thought of em.

However, I recognise OP needs this job, and she's willing to change her hair colour if necessary for it ( I think that's a lot to ask and I hope the woman who requested it appreciates that ). In her place, I'd make enquiries and make sure it was company policy to not allow hair colouring on its staff who deal with customers, otherwise it may well be this womans little power hungry trip.

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