Student Max left seeing red over mohawk hairstyle

Max Cole with the hairstyle which got him into trouble at work

Max Cole with the hairstyle which got him into trouble at work

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A UNIVERSITY of York student said he was threatened with being fired from a supermarket job he desperately needs because his hair was inappropriate.

Max Cole, a genetics student at the University of York, was sent home unpaid from his job at Tesco, when managers took a dislike to his red mohawk hairstyle.

The 20-year-old said he had the same hair style when he worked in the same shop in his home town of Crediton in Devon as a teenager, albeit bleached white.

He said the job is crucial to helping him finance his studies at York but when he styled his hair into a red mohawk, managers told him he could not continue working.

Max said: "Before I could even clock in, I was taken off the shop floor by my line manager and was told I was not allowed to be on the shop floor with my current hair style due to it being inappropriate and was told that I had to go home and would not be paid for the day.

"Feeling as this decision was completely unjust I went to the managers office and requested to see the personnel manager, who I thought would be the one, if anyone, to be on my side, however she took the general opinion of my hair being unacceptable for work, despite me pointing out that several managers have red hair, and other employees have an array of unnatural colours in their hair in several different styles."

After being told his hair was not "business-like or smart", and, he claims, being told to leave the store or lose his job, Max returned home.

Max said he has been allowed to return when he dyed his hair black.

He said: "I was told that I am allowed to keep my black mohawk, but will be fired if I dye it red, which I once again I stated I felt was unfair due to the numerous number of female employees with red hair."

Tesco declined to comment.

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11:12am Wed 30 Jul 14

Rubber Lips says...

Go on kid, if a black man dyed his hair red they wouldnt dare say nothing.
Go on kid, if a black man dyed his hair red they wouldnt dare say nothing. Rubber Lips
  • Score: -15

11:21am Wed 30 Jul 14

CHISSY1 says...

Rubber Lips wrote:
Go on kid, if a black man dyed his hair red they wouldnt dare say nothing.
And we all know what happens if a Muslim refuses to sell a lady ham and wine,answer nothing.So go for it.
[quote][p][bold]Rubber Lips[/bold] wrote: Go on kid, if a black man dyed his hair red they wouldnt dare say nothing.[/p][/quote]And we all know what happens if a Muslim refuses to sell a lady ham and wine,answer nothing.So go for it. CHISSY1
  • Score: -15

11:28am Wed 30 Jul 14

Big Bad Wolf says...

So a whingy report to the press is the answer is it?
Get your hair cut or find another job fool.
So a whingy report to the press is the answer is it? Get your hair cut or find another job fool. Big Bad Wolf
  • Score: 21

11:41am Wed 30 Jul 14

Y.I.P. says...

Stop moaning young fella,and do as you are told,we need to have some rules in the workplace and schools ,well done Tesco.oh and by the way is this worthy of printing!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stop moaning young fella,and do as you are told,we need to have some rules in the workplace and schools ,well done Tesco.oh and by the way is this worthy of printing!!!!!!!!!!!! Y.I.P.
  • Score: 19

11:44am Wed 30 Jul 14

carshalton94 says...

I feel we're not getting the whole story. I'm going to be massively presumptuous and suggest the hair might be the tip of a bigger iceberg. Maybe if he was a model employee they would be more lenient.

Anyhow, get over it. A red mohawk hardly exudes professionalism does it?
I feel we're not getting the whole story. I'm going to be massively presumptuous and suggest the hair might be the tip of a bigger iceberg. Maybe if he was a model employee they would be more lenient. Anyhow, get over it. A red mohawk hardly exudes professionalism does it? carshalton94
  • Score: 27

11:59am Wed 30 Jul 14

martinb says...

Well done Tesco. Grow up boy and accept that the rest of us have standards even if you do not.
Well done Tesco. Grow up boy and accept that the rest of us have standards even if you do not. martinb
  • Score: 26

12:22pm Wed 30 Jul 14

PlanetTea says...

carshalton94 wrote:
I feel we're not getting the whole story. I'm going to be massively presumptuous and suggest the hair might be the tip of a bigger iceberg. Maybe if he was a model employee they would be more lenient.

Anyhow, get over it. A red mohawk hardly exudes professionalism does it?
He works part-time in Tesco and he's only 20 for god's sake. Its not like he works in an office.

As long as he's efficient at his job it shouldn't be an issue and judging by the fact he's actually gone to The Press with the story rather than just complaining to his friends, he's likely to be quite outgoing as apposed to lazy.
[quote][p][bold]carshalton94[/bold] wrote: I feel we're not getting the whole story. I'm going to be massively presumptuous and suggest the hair might be the tip of a bigger iceberg. Maybe if he was a model employee they would be more lenient. Anyhow, get over it. A red mohawk hardly exudes professionalism does it?[/p][/quote]He works part-time in Tesco and he's only 20 for god's sake. Its not like he works in an office. As long as he's efficient at his job it shouldn't be an issue and judging by the fact he's actually gone to The Press with the story rather than just complaining to his friends, he's likely to be quite outgoing as apposed to lazy. PlanetTea
  • Score: 12

12:25pm Wed 30 Jul 14

PlanetTea says...

He should be careful though, its company policy at Tesco not to encourage negative press such as on personal profiles on social networking sites, so they won't be too happy with this.
He should be careful though, its company policy at Tesco not to encourage negative press such as on personal profiles on social networking sites, so they won't be too happy with this. PlanetTea
  • Score: 8

12:42pm Wed 30 Jul 14

dannyemmess says...

Spoilt little boy. You have to learn that you can't go running to Mummy / Daddy / The Press when something doesn't go your way. Grow up and do what is expected of you. Or remain petulant and seek alternative employment.
Spoilt little boy. You have to learn that you can't go running to Mummy / Daddy / The Press when something doesn't go your way. Grow up and do what is expected of you. Or remain petulant and seek alternative employment. dannyemmess
  • Score: -8

1:30pm Wed 30 Jul 14

MR Carl says...

goto work at asda .... tesco sucks full stop
discrimination against one person and letting others go with it
take them to the cleaners pal at least you are working
stuff all the moaning people on ere they old people getting there pennys worth
goto work at asda .... tesco sucks full stop discrimination against one person and letting others go with it take them to the cleaners pal at least you are working stuff all the moaning people on ere they old people getting there pennys worth MR Carl
  • Score: 4

1:40pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

We are in England not America. The hairstyle is called "mohican" not "mohawk"

This is the 21st century, we moved on. You see all sorts of interesting styles and colours and piercings and things everywhere now. Whats the big whoop about a so called mohican that's only an inch or so high?

I think Tesco might be using it as an excuse, like someone else said maybe there's other issues?
We are in England not America. The hairstyle is called "mohican" not "mohawk" This is the 21st century, we moved on. You see all sorts of interesting styles and colours and piercings and things everywhere now. Whats the big whoop about a so called mohican that's only an inch or so high? I think Tesco might be using it as an excuse, like someone else said maybe there's other issues? Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 5

1:56pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Reminds me somewhat of Neil from The Young Ones "It's so unfair, why is everybody picking on me?".
Reminds me somewhat of Neil from The Young Ones "It's so unfair, why is everybody picking on me?". Pinza-C55
  • Score: 6

2:10pm Wed 30 Jul 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Understandable how people get upset. They go to all the trouble of getting dressed up spend a fortune having their hair tided to look decent for the interview and then they get the job and this happens.
Understandable how people get upset. They go to all the trouble of getting dressed up spend a fortune having their hair tided to look decent for the interview and then they get the job and this happens. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: 4

4:23pm Wed 30 Jul 14

nottoooldtocare says...

strangebuttrue? wrote:
Understandable how people get upset. They go to all the trouble of getting dressed up spend a fortune having their hair tided to look decent for the interview and then they get the job and this happens.
Bang on. Trouble is once they are in a job all effort to appear clean, neat and tidy goes. I look at some staff in our office wearing trainers, t shirts, jeans with rips and none of it ironed and they really don't give a toss. having said that, how many places have a dress code and advise existing employees and candidates what they expect them to attend work like? not sure how the tie shop survives these days, shameful appearance and often led from the top. In my day..............!
[quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: Understandable how people get upset. They go to all the trouble of getting dressed up spend a fortune having their hair tided to look decent for the interview and then they get the job and this happens.[/p][/quote]Bang on. Trouble is once they are in a job all effort to appear clean, neat and tidy goes. I look at some staff in our office wearing trainers, t shirts, jeans with rips and none of it ironed and they really don't give a toss. having said that, how many places have a dress code and advise existing employees and candidates what they expect them to attend work like? not sure how the tie shop survives these days, shameful appearance and often led from the top. In my day..............! nottoooldtocare
  • Score: 8

5:05pm Wed 30 Jul 14

DEKKA says...

Tesco is a miserable dingy place. Anything that brightens the place up has to be good for business.
Tesco is a miserable dingy place. Anything that brightens the place up has to be good for business. DEKKA
  • Score: 1

5:30pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Meirion M says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
So a whingy report to the press is the answer is it?
Get your hair cut or find another job fool.
This child, and he behaves like a spoilt child, is a twit!
Selfy at the worst type.
Grow up, and bet a job, not sponge off the taxpayers.
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: So a whingy report to the press is the answer is it? Get your hair cut or find another job fool.[/p][/quote]This child, and he behaves like a spoilt child, is a twit! Selfy at the worst type. Grow up, and bet a job, not sponge off the taxpayers. Meirion M
  • Score: -4

6:02pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Kelvar says...

Meirion M says...
Grow up, and bet a job, not sponge off the taxpayers.

I say - Erm! The young man HAS a job - so how is he sponging off the taxpayer??? (and I think you meant GET a job!!)

Has anyone been in the Pound Shop in Low Petergate lately! There was a young man working in there with a really good multi-coloured Mohican! (a proper one!!)
Meirion M says... Grow up, and bet a job, not sponge off the taxpayers. I say - Erm! The young man HAS a job - so how is he sponging off the taxpayer??? (and I think you meant GET a job!!) Has anyone been in the Pound Shop in Low Petergate lately! There was a young man working in there with a really good multi-coloured Mohican! (a proper one!!) Kelvar
  • Score: 10

7:22pm Wed 30 Jul 14

the commentator says...

Seriously! They send him home unpaid for that? Given the state of some of the Tesco employees, that is an absolute joke! As a customer I am more offended by the obese employees who stink of sweat, stocking the shelves! Sort them out first.
Seriously! They send him home unpaid for that? Given the state of some of the Tesco employees, that is an absolute joke! As a customer I am more offended by the obese employees who stink of sweat, stocking the shelves! Sort them out first. the commentator
  • Score: 4

8:43pm Wed 30 Jul 14

eeoodares says...

PlanetTea wrote:
carshalton94 wrote:
I feel we're not getting the whole story. I'm going to be massively presumptuous and suggest the hair might be the tip of a bigger iceberg. Maybe if he was a model employee they would be more lenient.

Anyhow, get over it. A red mohawk hardly exudes professionalism does it?
He works part-time in Tesco and he's only 20 for god's sake. Its not like he works in an office.

As long as he's efficient at his job it shouldn't be an issue and judging by the fact he's actually gone to The Press with the story rather than just complaining to his friends, he's likely to be quite outgoing as apposed to lazy.
Firstly, Outgoing is not the opposite of lazy,
Secondly, moaning to the Press as opposed to moaning to your mates does not make you outgoing,
Finally, if he worked in an office his appearance would not impact on their customers so it would be irrelevant as to the colour of his hair, as it is he is in front of Tesco's customers.

Have you actually thought through anything ever?
[quote][p][bold]PlanetTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carshalton94[/bold] wrote: I feel we're not getting the whole story. I'm going to be massively presumptuous and suggest the hair might be the tip of a bigger iceberg. Maybe if he was a model employee they would be more lenient. Anyhow, get over it. A red mohawk hardly exudes professionalism does it?[/p][/quote]He works part-time in Tesco and he's only 20 for god's sake. Its not like he works in an office. As long as he's efficient at his job it shouldn't be an issue and judging by the fact he's actually gone to The Press with the story rather than just complaining to his friends, he's likely to be quite outgoing as apposed to lazy.[/p][/quote]Firstly, Outgoing is not the opposite of lazy, Secondly, moaning to the Press as opposed to moaning to your mates does not make you outgoing, Finally, if he worked in an office his appearance would not impact on their customers so it would be irrelevant as to the colour of his hair, as it is he is in front of Tesco's customers. Have you actually thought through anything ever? eeoodares
  • Score: -3

9:46pm Wed 30 Jul 14

yorkandproud says...

Whether you agree with the stand taken by his manager or not, surely this is an internal matter. What this young man hopes to achieve by going public is beyond me.
Whether you agree with the stand taken by his manager or not, surely this is an internal matter. What this young man hopes to achieve by going public is beyond me. yorkandproud
  • Score: 6

10:12pm Wed 30 Jul 14

pbrowne2009@live.co.uk says...

I try to see things from both angles and to some degree I agree with this lad that it's unfair to be treated this way over a hair cut and colour. It can't go ignored that in all work places there are double standards for women and men. But, like it or not that's just a fact of life. Women's dress code seems to be a more 'casual', where men seem to be a more "shirt, tie and black shoes kind of look". Obviously this is different in all work places and it boils down to management.

Now if I ran a big business like Tesco, and I paid my staff the wage they pay, I'd be asking 'Is this really worth the aggro', the answer would be 'No', unless like someone else stated in a previous comment 'Its probably just the tip of the ice berg to something bigger'. I do personally feel that employers need to be careful when it comes to dress code and double standards. As someone pointed out (and got 16 dislikes :o/ eeekkk), had this been a "Religious" thing, or a culture issue then would it be the same outcome (rightly or wrongly based without being bias)?

HOWEVER.............
.............. I wish this lad all the best in the future, and good luck getting a job after university when the first thing you do is whinge and moan when someone says 'No'. Your working at Tesco's to fund your uni life, why then go to the press and put your employer on the spot? What now??????? Hugs and kisses followed by a sorry from Tesco? I think I realized when I got my 1st job and had rent to pay and food to put on the table that I accepted I was no longer a small young child that cried and moaned when someone picked on my new hair style and colour. Get over it!!!!!!!!!! Your not a girl parading into the office showing it off to all the other girls. Your a man, grow some balls.

P.S - Make yourself lucky you even have a job. some would love to be in your position.
I try to see things from both angles and to some degree I agree with this lad that it's unfair to be treated this way over a hair cut and colour. It can't go ignored that in all work places there are double standards for women and men. But, like it or not that's just a fact of life. Women's dress code seems to be a more 'casual', where men seem to be a more "shirt, tie and black shoes kind of look". Obviously this is different in all work places and it boils down to management. Now if I ran a big business like Tesco, and I paid my staff the wage they pay, I'd be asking 'Is this really worth the aggro', the answer would be 'No', unless like someone else stated in a previous comment 'Its probably just the tip of the ice berg to something bigger'. I do personally feel that employers need to be careful when it comes to dress code and double standards. As someone pointed out (and got 16 dislikes :o/ eeekkk), had this been a "Religious" thing, or a culture issue then would it be the same outcome (rightly or wrongly based without being bias)? HOWEVER............. .............. I wish this lad all the best in the future, and good luck getting a job after university when the first thing you do is whinge and moan when someone says 'No'. Your working at Tesco's to fund your uni life, why then go to the press and put your employer on the spot? What now??????? Hugs and kisses followed by a sorry from Tesco? I think I realized when I got my 1st job and had rent to pay and food to put on the table that I accepted I was no longer a small young child that cried and moaned when someone picked on my new hair style and colour. Get over it!!!!!!!!!! Your not a girl parading into the office showing it off to all the other girls. Your a man, grow some balls. P.S - Make yourself lucky you even have a job. some would love to be in your position. pbrowne2009@live.co.uk
  • Score: 1

1:05am Thu 31 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

good grief, some people today have no idea as to the proper etiquette for anything. And what annoys me more if people like him have got a job, and are whining like a little girl because they can't "make a statement" and have their hair the way they want it. Grow a pair and man up.... or otherwise step away and allow your job to be taken by somebody who will actually be apreciative of being employed
good grief, some people today have no idea as to the proper etiquette for anything. And what annoys me more if people like him have got a job, and are whining like a little girl because they can't "make a statement" and have their hair the way they want it. Grow a pair and man up.... or otherwise step away and allow your job to be taken by somebody who will actually be apreciative of being employed Magicman!
  • Score: -2

9:37am Thu 31 Jul 14

Dave Taylor says...

The only people who've made themselves look ridiculous here are Tesco's. The Personnel Department appears to be living in the nineteenth century! (Anti-Personnel Department, more like!)

Max Cole: You should join a union. You might need one as I foresee reprisals by the Tesco bullies over this story. The union may also be able to point out that, even if Tesco has a policy about how employees wear their hair, then it is doubtless discriminatory on grounds of sex to apply different standards to men and women about colouring their hair - Sex Discrimination Act.
The only people who've made themselves look ridiculous here are Tesco's. The Personnel Department appears to be living in the nineteenth century! (Anti-Personnel Department, more like!) Max Cole: You should join a union. You might need one as I foresee reprisals by the Tesco bullies over this story. The union may also be able to point out that, even if Tesco has a policy about how employees wear their hair, then it is doubtless discriminatory on grounds of sex to apply different standards to men and women about colouring their hair - Sex Discrimination Act. Dave Taylor
  • Score: 3

10:46am Thu 31 Jul 14

Big Bad Wolf says...

Dave Taylor wrote:
The only people who've made themselves look ridiculous here are Tesco's. The Personnel Department appears to be living in the nineteenth century! (Anti-Personnel Department, more like!)

Max Cole: You should join a union. You might need one as I foresee reprisals by the Tesco bullies over this story. The union may also be able to point out that, even if Tesco has a policy about how employees wear their hair, then it is doubtless discriminatory on grounds of sex to apply different standards to men and women about colouring their hair - Sex Discrimination Act.
Why??

The lad turns up for an interview in one state then changes it.... if he needs the job as he states, get a hair cut... If he doesn't leave and get on with his life.

You are just what the world needs , a barrack room lawyer full of good (but foolish) advice.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Taylor[/bold] wrote: The only people who've made themselves look ridiculous here are Tesco's. The Personnel Department appears to be living in the nineteenth century! (Anti-Personnel Department, more like!) Max Cole: You should join a union. You might need one as I foresee reprisals by the Tesco bullies over this story. The union may also be able to point out that, even if Tesco has a policy about how employees wear their hair, then it is doubtless discriminatory on grounds of sex to apply different standards to men and women about colouring their hair - Sex Discrimination Act.[/p][/quote]Why?? The lad turns up for an interview in one state then changes it.... if he needs the job as he states, get a hair cut... If he doesn't leave and get on with his life. You are just what the world needs , a barrack room lawyer full of good (but foolish) advice. Big Bad Wolf
  • Score: 1

12:39pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Fat Harry says...

Looking at the photograph, there's nothing really outlandish or offensive about the lad's hair, and if other employees are allowed to carry on working with dyed hair, he's being singled out for some reason.

If that reason is gender, he may be able to take out a grievance on the grounds of sex discrimination. Such discrimination is notoriously difficult to prove, however, and going to the Press with his story may well have laid him open to disciplinary action, so I'll be surprised if he still has a job by the end of the day.

If as some people have suggested, there's another reason Tesco are trying to force him out, they should be addressing that reason, not trumping up other charges. Surely a firm like Tesco has procedures for dealing with timekeeping, poor quality work, etc?
Looking at the photograph, there's nothing really outlandish or offensive about the lad's hair, and if other employees are allowed to carry on working with dyed hair, he's being singled out for some reason. If that reason is gender, he may be able to take out a grievance on the grounds of sex discrimination. Such discrimination is notoriously difficult to prove, however, and going to the Press with his story may well have laid him open to disciplinary action, so I'll be surprised if he still has a job by the end of the day. If as some people have suggested, there's another reason Tesco are trying to force him out, they should be addressing that reason, not trumping up other charges. Surely a firm like Tesco has procedures for dealing with timekeeping, poor quality work, etc? Fat Harry
  • Score: 2

2:57pm Thu 31 Jul 14

pbrowne2009@live.co.uk says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
Dave Taylor wrote:
The only people who've made themselves look ridiculous here are Tesco's. The Personnel Department appears to be living in the nineteenth century! (Anti-Personnel Department, more like!)

Max Cole: You should join a union. You might need one as I foresee reprisals by the Tesco bullies over this story. The union may also be able to point out that, even if Tesco has a policy about how employees wear their hair, then it is doubtless discriminatory on grounds of sex to apply different standards to men and women about colouring their hair - Sex Discrimination Act.
Why??

The lad turns up for an interview in one state then changes it.... if he needs the job as he states, get a hair cut... If he doesn't leave and get on with his life.

You are just what the world needs , a barrack room lawyer full of good (but foolish) advice.
I Totally agree. So what about the army? My friend walked into the army with an 'emo' style look, had to shave the whole thing off. Yet women can keep the hair they were born with as long as its kept neat. Is that not the same thing or are there 'rules' in the army?

Its a simple fact, this lad is upset because someone said he couldn't dye his hair and have it styled so it points 8 inches in the air. He clearly does not value his job enough to raise a concern over his HAIR.

If my employer said to me 'shave ALL of your hair off, or you loose your job', Id do it. I would put up an argument of course, I'd play the discrimination card all the way. But rightly or wrongly, my job means more to me than my hair.

And like I said in my previous post, good luck to this uni lad, because if he lands himself a nice paid job after uni and his boss asks him to cut his hair, he best do it because the only one loosing out his HIM.
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Taylor[/bold] wrote: The only people who've made themselves look ridiculous here are Tesco's. The Personnel Department appears to be living in the nineteenth century! (Anti-Personnel Department, more like!) Max Cole: You should join a union. You might need one as I foresee reprisals by the Tesco bullies over this story. The union may also be able to point out that, even if Tesco has a policy about how employees wear their hair, then it is doubtless discriminatory on grounds of sex to apply different standards to men and women about colouring their hair - Sex Discrimination Act.[/p][/quote]Why?? The lad turns up for an interview in one state then changes it.... if he needs the job as he states, get a hair cut... If he doesn't leave and get on with his life. You are just what the world needs , a barrack room lawyer full of good (but foolish) advice.[/p][/quote]I Totally agree. So what about the army? My friend walked into the army with an 'emo' style look, had to shave the whole thing off. Yet women can keep the hair they were born with as long as its kept neat. Is that not the same thing or are there 'rules' in the army? Its a simple fact, this lad is upset because someone said he couldn't dye his hair and have it styled so it points 8 inches in the air. He clearly does not value his job enough to raise a concern over his HAIR. If my employer said to me 'shave ALL of your hair off, or you loose your job', Id do it. I would put up an argument of course, I'd play the discrimination card all the way. But rightly or wrongly, my job means more to me than my hair. And like I said in my previous post, good luck to this uni lad, because if he lands himself a nice paid job after uni and his boss asks him to cut his hair, he best do it because the only one loosing out his HIM. pbrowne2009@live.co.uk
  • Score: 1

3:46pm Thu 31 Jul 14

dy1992 says...

The second last paragraph:

"Max said he has been allowed to return when he died his hair black. "

I was unaware that hair could actually die.

Oops YorkPress!
The second last paragraph: "Max said he has been allowed to return when he died his hair black. " I was unaware that hair could actually die. Oops YorkPress! dy1992
  • Score: 0

5:23pm Thu 31 Jul 14

sounds weird but says...

Magicman! wrote:
good grief, some people today have no idea as to the proper etiquette for anything. And what annoys me more if people like him have got a job, and are whining like a little girl because they can't "make a statement" and have their hair the way they want it. Grow a pair and man up.... or otherwise step away and allow your job to be taken by somebody who will actually be apreciative of being employed
I agree with the etiquette statement generally, but applying common sense means working in tescos shelf stacking is not the same as other roles where a more formal or standardised appearnace is required eg army. Why not have a varied range of appearances, it adds a humanity to the workforce.

Nowadays the diversity of the workforce should mean that the standard of that persons work ethic should count for more than a hairstyle, why be so judgemental? As long as they are doing and behaving as they should why does it matter?
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: good grief, some people today have no idea as to the proper etiquette for anything. And what annoys me more if people like him have got a job, and are whining like a little girl because they can't "make a statement" and have their hair the way they want it. Grow a pair and man up.... or otherwise step away and allow your job to be taken by somebody who will actually be apreciative of being employed[/p][/quote]I agree with the etiquette statement generally, but applying common sense means working in tescos shelf stacking is not the same as other roles where a more formal or standardised appearnace is required eg army. Why not have a varied range of appearances, it adds a humanity to the workforce. Nowadays the diversity of the workforce should mean that the standard of that persons work ethic should count for more than a hairstyle, why be so judgemental? As long as they are doing and behaving as they should why does it matter? sounds weird but
  • Score: 2

10:51pm Thu 31 Jul 14

jumbojet says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
So a whingy report to the press is the answer is it?
Get your hair cut or find another job fool.
Spot on Big Bad Wolf, he will learn as he matures. 'Hello British Airways/Singapore Airlines/ Qantas etc. can I be part of your cabin crew, or can I join as Flight Deck?'. Answer NO, because you look like a total plonker and we don't employ plonkers.
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: So a whingy report to the press is the answer is it? Get your hair cut or find another job fool.[/p][/quote]Spot on Big Bad Wolf, he will learn as he matures. 'Hello British Airways/Singapore Airlines/ Qantas etc. can I be part of your cabin crew, or can I join as Flight Deck?'. Answer NO, because you look like a total plonker and we don't employ plonkers. jumbojet
  • Score: 0

7:48am Fri 1 Aug 14

Yorkie41 says...

There could have been such an easy solution for both parties,and that would have been put a hat on. That in my opinion would have saved any embarrassment.
There could have been such an easy solution for both parties,and that would have been put a hat on. That in my opinion would have saved any embarrassment. Yorkie41
  • Score: 0

8:34am Wed 6 Aug 14

browbeaten says...

Welcome young man to the real world rather than the lala land of academia. Get over it. Worse thing's will happen I assure you.
Welcome young man to the real world rather than the lala land of academia. Get over it. Worse thing's will happen I assure you. browbeaten
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4:00am Thu 7 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

sounds weird but wrote:
Magicman! wrote:
good grief, some people today have no idea as to the proper etiquette for anything. And what annoys me more if people like him have got a job, and are whining like a little girl because they can't "make a statement" and have their hair the way they want it. Grow a pair and man up.... or otherwise step away and allow your job to be taken by somebody who will actually be apreciative of being employed
I agree with the etiquette statement generally, but applying common sense means working in tescos shelf stacking is not the same as other roles where a more formal or standardised appearnace is required eg army. Why not have a varied range of appearances, it adds a humanity to the workforce.

Nowadays the diversity of the workforce should mean that the standard of that persons work ethic should count for more than a hairstyle, why be so judgemental? As long as they are doing and behaving as they should why does it matter?
It's all to do with standards for public-facing roles. If people think Tesco's is 'a bit harsh' on this stance then they should see the rules laid out by M&S for their staff!
[quote][p][bold]sounds weird but[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: good grief, some people today have no idea as to the proper etiquette for anything. And what annoys me more if people like him have got a job, and are whining like a little girl because they can't "make a statement" and have their hair the way they want it. Grow a pair and man up.... or otherwise step away and allow your job to be taken by somebody who will actually be apreciative of being employed[/p][/quote]I agree with the etiquette statement generally, but applying common sense means working in tescos shelf stacking is not the same as other roles where a more formal or standardised appearnace is required eg army. Why not have a varied range of appearances, it adds a humanity to the workforce. Nowadays the diversity of the workforce should mean that the standard of that persons work ethic should count for more than a hairstyle, why be so judgemental? As long as they are doing and behaving as they should why does it matter?[/p][/quote]It's all to do with standards for public-facing roles. If people think Tesco's is 'a bit harsh' on this stance then they should see the rules laid out by M&S for their staff! Magicman!
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