It's usually in response to me NOT showing off my tattoo's.
If you work for a private company... Yes you can.
The only thing they can't fire you for is: Sex, Gender, Nationality, Religious Beliefs.
My tattoos, even though they are awesome, are not covered under any of these titles.
So hence, I can be fired for them.
"BUT OTHER PEOPLE SHOW THEIRS!"
Yes, they do... but a butterfly or a crucifix is hardly going to rock the boat here.
I have two Pin-up Girls, practically naked, on both of my forearms.
And one of them HAS HORNS AND A POINTY TALE.. oh and bears the mark of the beast.
I think that would be grounds for getting fired in my Private Christian Corporation of a job.
I have no problem covering my arms.
Even in the summer...
Our office is an icebucket... NO ONE WEARS SHORT SLEEVES EVER!
The second I walk outside at the end of the day, the sweater comes off, and then I will show them.
But, if I hear, "You can't be fired for that", again.. I'm likely to get fired for knocking someone upside their head.
I made the decision to get these tattoo's.
I was raised respectfully, and not to ROCK the boat.
I need my job, and that's that.
Some people think that they can impose on others... and walk on that... line.
Like they can't be fired.
Oh sweetie/buddy: You are not irreplacable. And if you aren't 'in the bubble' (what we call people who attend church with people in this job), you can be fired. Not only can you be fired, but, you will be replaced by one of the "bubbled pod people" with in seconds. It will be like you never exsisted.
**angry war cry scream**
Wow, that felt good to get out.
It is hard being a young woman, in a corporate environment, where everyone you work with has almost 10 years on you.
They think they can Mother Hen you to death.
I silently pout about a world where tattoos aren't excepted.
I vent here.
I vent at home..
But never at work.
It doesn't matter.
But not enough for me to make a stink about it.