Ear Gauges in the Work Place

United States
April 10, 2013 11:49am CST
This discussion more geared towards people with this type of piercing. I'm stating this because people seem to get a bit rude on discussion that don't exactly apply to them. So anyways, my ears have been gauged for about 2 years now. I'm at size 7/16ths. I'll be graduating college in the next year so i'll admit I am a bit concerned about how things may go about getting the jobs I want with my ears gauged. I don't plan on stretching any farther if you're wondering, i've actually been at this size for a little over a year now. Does anyone have their ears gauged? Have you experienced losing or being turned down from a job because it?
3 responses
@mariaperalta (19097)
• Mexico
11 Apr 13
I have never heard of that here in Mexico. Where do they do that at?
• United States
11 Apr 13
People do it everywhere, i'm sure there's someone in Mexico with it. You might have just not paid attention to it if you didn't know what it was.
• Mexico
11 Apr 13
Might be... welcome to my lot great to have you here with us...
• United States
10 Apr 13
When I was younger my dad would tell me that if I was to do stuff like that I would never be able to get a job. I can remember when I got my tattoo's that I planned them where they would be easy to cover up so that it would not hurt my chances of getting a job. However I have to say that now a days it really does not seem to make much of a difference. Most jobs will allow for your freedom of expression as long as it does not effect your ability to perform the job. How ever some places will not even give you a second look when you have gaping holes in your ears or other places. I think that as long as your ear lobes dont hang down to your chest you will be ok. It seems that every where I go I am seeing people with gauges, bank tellers, receptionists, fast food employees, even police officers. I dont think that its as big a deal as it was 15 years ago. People are more accepting now a days. Good luck finding a job. I know that its rough right now.
• United States
11 Apr 13
Oh yea the economy is no joke so it will be rough but of course i won't be giving up, the time hasn't really even come yet. But yea I've noticed that too, I've been seen people in all areas of work with gauges and it does my heart proud lol. As far as work/interviews go i'd wear the more discreet ones that don't show the hole.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
10 Apr 13
It must be a cultural thing because I don't know what 'ear gauging' is. Whatever it is I don't think a job should turn you down because of it.
• United States
11 Apr 13
Started out as a cultural thing in Asia and then it moves into parts of Africa. Then Americans of all races do it more so as a form of body art, not necessarily culture. But i agree jobs should turn you down. You should look it up so you can see what it look like.