So Im home from college on winter break for five weeks. I got my old job back a resturant called Smokey Bones for the few weeks Im home. Ive had my dreads the four or five times Ive stopped in between when I left for college and now, my rehire. But today one of my managers pulled me aside (the same one that gave me shit about having pink hair before my dreadlocks) and told me I had to do something about them. Apparently in our company manual theres a rule in there under the proper grooming/dress code policy that discourages "matted" hair. He told me to straighten it out or something that makes it look less terrible or I might not make it through the holiday season.
I sort of shrugged it off and figured that last night I did some maintance for myself and Id take out the few rubber bands and finish up some more maintance tonight. But then a guest made a comment to me about two hours later. The conversation went along the lines of:
Him: Whats wrong with your hair?
Me: They're dreadlocks sir.
Him: Well I don't like them.
Me: Im sorry sir. I don't mean to offend.
Him: You would never work for me. Not like that. I would never let you work for me.
Then I left him. I couldnt stand to listen to his old man bullshit anymore. How fucking rude. I didn't shit to anyone. I hate people who judge others.
Sad dreadhead =(
Its terrible to think that I should learn to accept this kind of behavior from people. It really is terrible that I have to tell myself that Im going to be discriminated against and that's something I have to learn to live with if I want to keep my dreads.