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Westcoaster
@westcoaster
7 years ago
81 posts
Who needs a job!! lolI was backpacking around last summer and ran into a guy that quits his job at the start of every summer and just bums around beaches with his rucksack and only comes into towns to get food and supplies :-DThat is my dream lifestyle!!Emily said:
what do i do..? nada! i dont really want a job, but im sure i could get a great one if i tried!! haha
i seriously need a job tho..
Wendy
@wendy
7 years ago
2 posts
I'm a Special Needs Teachers Aide in a Kindergarten in Brisbane, Australia. I've had nothing but positive feedback from work colleges, management and families. Most of the children think I have a 'spider' living on my head as I wear my hair on top of my head, usually beaded to add texture and movement - they love to touch my hair. Parents still take me seriously - previous to locking my hair I wore 'felt dreadlock hair bands' to tie up my hair, so I guess nobody was surprised when I locked my hair. I get more attention at the local supermarket....children usually stop me to tell me that they love my hair and the older generations usually stop me to ask me what happened to my hair or to ask me if I'm alright, because 'something happened to your hair love'. I usually forget about my hair and get a bit of a shock when they tell me that something has happened to it, then I remember and laugh it off. I'm pretty laid back and friendly about it, so nobody gets too antsy and I get to walk away smileing. :)
karen
@karen
7 years ago
78 posts
I currently work in 'development', I work with an organisation that rehabilitates degraded habitats specialising in arid and semi arid areas...but ths is a short internship before i return to do my last year in Uni...I have a relatively normal reaction, one guy hates them but he also hates tatoos and piercings and he is really funny :) I get many people saying they like my dreadlocks or just shock that a white person dreads.Outside the rural areas i get called rasta a LOT, if its someone I will be spending any amount of time with (and not a hawker) I explain that im not a rastafarian and that my dreads are for different religous reasons.Children sometime touch my hair on the bus, but they also touch my skin and my back tatoo as well lolmy life is more important than my job and the universe will give me what I need, if i am not accepted into a uni or job because of my dreads its because im not supposed to be there.KarenLooking forward to spending an hour or two reading everyones responses :)
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
7 years ago
28,055 posts
kareni agree completelyi dont want no job or no school that doesnt want mei look at it this way the job or school has to give me enough reason to want to work for them or study thereim not gonna try impressing them if they dont impress me enough to be worth my time


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recoverytrouble
@recoverytrouble
7 years ago
70 posts
I started my current job managing a small warehouse with long hair and a couple tattoos and earrings but I have very cool, laid back bosses and workmates. When I dreaded, hardly an eyebrow was raised. Everyone has said they suit me and figured it was just a matter of time til I did it. As much as there are some really shit aspects of the job, the people are overall very fantastic and are worth putting up with all the crap just to work alongside. I forget so easily sometimes how blessed I really am!I'm fairly confident I could find another warehouse job easily enough if it came to the crunch. It's not the most fashion driven industry:P
☮Izzy-licious☮
@izzy-licious
7 years ago
183 posts
Well I lost my job at the doctors in July cuz as some of you know she was nuts! Was unemployed for 2 months and it wasn't because I had dreads that I couldnt get hired it was because NOTHING called me. Finally a recruiter contacted me for a position at.... get this..... WELLS FARGO! I work for one of the biggest banks in the U.S. Granite they are a call center and I couldn;t have dreads working in the branch. They are very liberal and want you to do well. I started in mid-september (6 weeks of training) then 3 days out of training I got an interview for a promotion which, I GOT and I started training for my new position this past Monday! 2 and a half months after I started!Anything is possible with dreads. I am talking to my supervisor about becoming a supervisor as a career path option. He has his ears gauged to 1/2 inch ;) not something you see often in Management positions especially in banks!Stop focusing on what is on your head and worry about what is in your head and showcasing that for your interview~!
Katie Glennon
@katie-glennon
7 years ago
1 posts
As an Art student I hope to never have any problems with peoples reactions however my boyfriend has been a bank official and never had any problems there. I have worked in ice cream places etc where as long as your hair is tied up there is no reason to be alarmed, and my hair is much less likely to fall down! I know people in teaching who are definately discouraged to even dying their hair in order to maintain the "reputable image" as well as doctors who are afraid their patients will refuse to be treated by them. The only discrimination I find is getting pulled over all the time, random breath testing, street searches and the refusal of the police to belive that you actually own the car you are in!
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
7 years ago
28,055 posts
really? i never ever had any of thsat
in fact when i lived in a crack hood and turned it into a safe space (long story thats posted in the dreads as community leaders./builders section) the cops all knew my by name theyd stop asl=king me if i saw john today (the luitenant)
theysd smile and wave as they went by
and they let us get away with stinking up the whole block making ganja cookies out in the open
the cops loved us


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Creator and head dreadhead at:
Dreadlocks Site
Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
Ras J
@ras-j
7 years ago
17 posts
im a barber.. kinda funny i think... started dreading after started working.. some people dont mind others think its cool i guess and some ask me everytime wen im gonna cut my hair.. i say never if i can help it.
updated by @ras-j: 07/22/15 05:22:19AM
Hannah Clarke
@hannah-clarke
7 years ago
29 posts

I've just found out I got a job as a community networker/librarian and they didn't seem to mention my dreads at all! This is only an apprenticeship, and only for a year but it's still a job I don't have to change anything about myself and I am welcome there! :D

 
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