Emma (burningemma) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Emma
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Job hunting Question >

   So today, after I finish up online and try to make myself presentable...
I'm going job hunting.


I have a question though. I have a lot of...for lack of a better word "things" in my hair. Beads, shells, bright extensions here and there, red and green wool, etc.

I knew getting into dreads that I would be discriminated against, especially in the work field and I'm prepared for that.
But I am wondering; Do you think having the extra trimmings up there will give me a poor chance of landing a job? I realize that I love the way it looks, but it's not very "professional" per se.
I'm not considering chopping my locks to land a job, because any job that flat out wouldn't allow a dread head to work there is probably going to be too much of a downer for me to enjoy, anyway. Plus, I'm just looking for some filler work, part time stuff; and I'm certainly not cutting for -that-.

But I realize sometimes you have to make concessions. As a pierced, dreaded, young person who doesn't even have her AA under her belt yet I'm kind of low on the professional totem pole I realize, so if I thought it may give me the upper hand I could bring myself to take out some of the purples and reds and greens (not happily though!)

So what kind of jobs do you all have? And what kind of dreads?
Any input would be great, this is the first time I've had to worry about finding "real" work since I've had them, so I'm kind of grasping at straws :)
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