my only qualm now is my work place. i think they would be okay with me doing it, and i'd rather just show up with them than ask, but i know i need to ask first. there was a really cool black woman who worked with us on the floor that had dreads (but you know the existing bias between a really really white girl like me having dreads versus an african american having them).
i work in carry out, so i'm mostly on the phone or in the kitchen. sometimes i take food out to cars and walk through the restaurant, but i wouldn't be serving people anyway.. not now, maybe later (i used to serve, but it made me hate everyone immensly)..
so have any of you had positive past experiences with approaching an employer? what way did you do it? how did you start the conversation?
my manager is cool, i like him personally, but when it comes to work-related stuff, he's kind of a dick when he needs to be. i don't think he would have a problem with them personally.. but you know business. the manager above him who owns the restaurant is a cokehead.. he doesn't look you in the eyes when he talks to you, so needless to say, i don't feel entirely comfortable approaching him with anything. i have no idea how he would feel about it, he may not give a rat's ass what i do.. that's the impression i get from him.
(i love you guys, i can't wait to be one of you!!)