Nose studs on saleswomen and teller OK?

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  1. mbc

    mbc Senior member

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    I'll never understand how piercings help anyone express themselves.
    I agree. I'm at a complete loss as to how anything people would use to decorate their bodies would help them express themselves.

    Next thing you know, they'll be draping themselves in animal hair and plant fibers.
     


  2. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I agree. I'm at a complete loss as to how anything people would use to decorate their bodies would help them express themselves.

    Next thing you know, they'll be draping themselves in animal hair and plant fibers.

    nm

    Damn internet irony.
     


  3. hchamp

    hchamp Senior member

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    I'm young and yet don't like lip, nose, eye, etc. piercings, but I would not find them, if small, to be objectionable. However, I do believe that they take away from a professional image.

    In Canada, it is illegal to force someone to remove piercing or cover tattoos in the workplace. US law, still allows employers to force their covering though.


    This is the point. Banks are custodians for our savings and often investments. I hesitate to do business with people who are anything but strictly professional IN ALL REPECTS, including their dress and appearance. This means the employees must project the image of conservative bankers. I don't want to see tattoo parlor/pool hall paraphernalia in my bank. It doesn't inspire confidence in the banks ability to perform its fiduciary functions. It is out of place. It is inappropriate. It is UNPROFESSIONAL.

    I've worked in the finance industry and have never seen anything like this before. I was truly amazed.
     


  4. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    This pretty much sums it up.
     


  5. Connemara

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    kennethpollock will probably agree with you.

    I could totally see him refusing to do business with a salesperson/bank teller with piercings. He'd probably go red in the face denouncing them as "barbarians."
     


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    Nose studs on girls can look cute. I've never been a fan or lip or brow piercings though.

    Those ear gauge thing on the other hand are horrible. I was at Nords once and the teenage sales guy was not wearing them, though his ear lobes were very stretched out from the large holes in them. They would dangle whenever he moved. It was so disgusting. It would actually look better if he wore those stupid rings in his ears instead of having all this flesh flopping around.
     


  7. lawyerdad

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    This is the point. Banks are custodians for our savings and often investments. I hesitate to do business with people who are anything but strictly professional IN ALL REPECTS, including their dress and appearance. This means the employees must project the image of conservative bankers. I don't want to see tattoo parlor/pool hall paraphernalia in my bank. It doesn't inspire confidence in the banks ability to perform its fiduciary functions. It is out of place. It is inappropriate. It is UNPROFESSIONAL.

    I've worked in the finance industry and have never seen anything like this before. I was truly amazed.


    You realize the teller is not actually a "banker" in any meaningful sense, right? You can obviously make your own choices, but if you think that choosing a bank because none of the tellers have nose studs or tattoos means you're getting any more competence or integrity, I think you're sadly mistaken.


    For my part, I would hesitate to do business with anyone who ADHERES TO THE
    L33T MISCONCEPTION THAT TYPING IN ALL CAPS MAKES YOUR ARGUMENT MORE PERSUASIVE.
     


  8. sygyzy

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    I'm surprised how much of a hard time you guys are giving the OP. I too have noticed this in "professional" settings and I agree, I think it's a bit out of place. As much as you want to act like the super liberal, cool with everything and everyone kind of guy, there's still a line that can be crossed. I am not saying a small nose stud is that line or even that extreme, but it certainly is questionable, at least to me.
     


  9. flylot74

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    Unless one is in a trendy industry: fashion, art, rock music, etc., it will mark the individual as "low level clerk" forever. Banks and financial institutions are notoriously conservative as well as accounting firms. one might get away with it, but upper level management who, is usually my age or older, will quietly and quickly disregard the individual regardless of potential and productivity (unless he/she is a real barn burner) and the career ceiling is immediately established.

    Is is right or wrong, I dunno, it just is.

    Now, having said this, all is forgiven if she is sleeping with the boss......
     


  10. lawyerdad

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    I too have noticed this in "professional" settings and I agree, I think it's a bit out of place. As much as you want to act like the super liberal, cool with everything and everyone kind of guy, there's still a line that can be crossed. I am not saying a small nose stud is that line or even that extreme, but it certainly is questionable, at least to me.

    Well, fine, you're as entitled to your opinion as anyone else. For me, it has nothing to do with "want[ing] to act like the super liberal, cool with everything and everyone kind of guy". It's about distinguishing shit that matters from shit that doesn't.
     


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    Unless one is in a trendy industry: fashion, art, rock music, etc., it will mark the individual as "low level clerk" forever. Banks and financial institutions are notoriously conservative as well as accounting firms. one might get away with it, but upper level management who, is usually my age or older, will quietly and quickly disregard the individual regardless of potential and productivity (unless he/she is a real barn burner) and the career ceiling is immediately established.

    Is is right or wrong, I dunno, it just is.

    Now, having said this, all is forgiven if she is sleeping with the boss......


    Cool, I never thought I worked in a trendy industry. I feel much hipper now.
     


  12. LabelKing

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    I could totally see him refusing to do business with a salesperson/bank teller with piercings. He'd probably go red in the face denouncing them as "barbarians."

    Yet he knows about websites that sells merkins.
     


  13. flylot74

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    Cool, I never thought I worked in a trendy industry. I feel much hipper now.

    You may not be. You could be:

    a. at your ceiling
    b. sleeping with the boss
    or
    c. the boss

    .... I forgot about the boss thing..... they make the rules......
     


  14. flylot74

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    I probably have an aversion to body piercings based on an experience I had. While dropping by to deliver some things to my sister-in-law (a nurse), I had been alerted by her of a 13 year old girl who was at the hospital who had a navel piercing that got infected (against her parents wishes and obviously from some back room piercing "specialist"). She had some bug was was very resistant to medication.


    She had later died of complications, internal organ failure of which I could not recall (no medical expert here). I could not get that little girl out of my mind (nor could the hospital staff from what my sister-in-law sez...). How tragic! I still can't get my head around it.....

    Anyway, it sort of tainted me forever, I suppose. It's something I never thought possible. Funny how life experience have such a prolonged and profound effect on a person......
     


  15. LA Guy

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    I do confess that I once bought a pair of pants I did not particularly like from a cute girl with a small diamond in her nose.

    I assume that the ladies in question were appropriately dressed for their jobs? If so, I'd think that a nosestud was, at worse, neutral. At best, very attractive.
     


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