tehjos (tehjos) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
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Just need to vent.

I had an interview last week at Paramount Canada's Wonderland, to work on their Hallowe'en Haunt attraction. Building sets, making props- my kind of work. They said I sounded like a great candidate, and the interview went great. I was looking forward to the prospect of getting some good experience, a fun job with good pay, and bonus, free admission into the park.

I called them back today and they said that I was perfect, except that my dreads 'would have to be gone'. I asked if they could be wrapped up, etc., but apparently that's not good enough. You want me to cut off my five-year-old babies just so you can adhere to some archaic appearance ideals? Even if I was the best candidate for the job, the one stupid fucking detail of how I choose to keep my hair breaks the deal?

They're not even messy or anything. I keep damn good care of them and quite frankly they looked less 'freakish' than the other chick who came in with the hideously overstyled & bleached hackjob on her head.

I don't want to hear any 'oh well you should expect this' shit. Many people holding the same outdated and senselessly discriminatory belief doesn't make it right.
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