Re: Long hair and jobs

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Posted by Ken in SF (other posts) on September 26, 2020 at 04:47:48 Previous Next

In Reply to: Long hair and jobs posted by RJM on August 13, 2020 at 18:04:37:

Here in California, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of hair length. If a woman can have long hair, then so should a man be allowed to have it long.

There are certain jobs that, because of a safety issue (being a tree trimmer using a chain saw, for example), an employer can insist on short hair for BOTH men and women being hired. But, those types of situations are rare.

Back in the 1970s here in America (when I was a young "stud muffin", rather than the fat old geezer I am now - LOL!), many MANY jobs had stricter "dress codes" -- including how long a man's hair was allowed to be while working at that job (especially in the Midwestern USA, where I'm originally from). There has been a lot of social progress since then; but, there are occasionally places that think more conservatively.

My suggestion:
wear your hair in a neat & tidy manner (tied back away from your face, for example) -- in a ponytail, braid, bun, or segmented tail... just not loose while on-duty (unless not long enough yet to be able to tie back).

Where I draw the line is CUTTING my hair -- if that's seriously what will be required in order to work at that particular company, then that's NOT the right job for me (unless I'm extremely desperate for money)!!!!

- Ken in San Francisco

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