dreads and jobs
dreads jobs employment issues
I was doing landscaping and was hired with dreads. The small company had two other dreadheads. The only other job I had with dreads was at the Safeway Starbucks (3 years ago when I started my first set). I had to wear my hair tied up and a hair net every day. Later I found out when I reapplied that "some people" thought it looked dirty. I've seen checkers at other Safeways with their gorgeous locks exposed for the world to see... But that's a small wealthy retirement community for ya.
But now I'm about to have a baby, so I'll be home with him. In the past, all the other jobs I applied to/ interviewed for while having dreads haven't been successful. I'm still not sure if it was my appearance or qualifications... Perhaps fear of impending judgment of my appearance made my interviews less than what they could have been.