Friday, September 25, 2015

Woman Fired 30mins After Getting Dream Job Because Of Her Tattoo

A woman who landed her 'perfect' job was fired half an hour later after the company learned she had a tattoo on her hand. Claire Shepherd applied for the role of retail merchandiser at logistics centre Dee Set in her home city of Swansea, Wales. Clearly impressed with her experience, the 27-year-old was offered the position after passing a telephone interview with 'flying colours'.

However, after discovering that Claire had inkings on her hand - which would be difficult to cover up - the firm backtracked and said they could not hire her as the design may 'cause offence'.

Frustrated Claire, who got the intricate tattoo that extends from her forefinger, over her hand and on to her forearm 18 months ago, vented her anger on Facebook. She told her followers:

'I got a new job today! And then I got sacked within half an hour. I had a telephone interview today with Dee Set for a retail merchandiser and was happy when at the end of the phone call she told me I had the position and would be starting next week. The company then sent me an e-mail with their dress standards. As I read it I was gutted as they noted that all tattoos must be covered up as they are likely to cause offence.

Thinking that this was an 'old standard e-mail the company sent out', Claire contacted Dee Set, hoping that their views had changed and explained that her emblem wouldn't affect her work.

She continued: 'I have 6 years previous experience in managerial roles and my tattoos have never been an issue. That is until I applied for a role with Dee Set that work with Tesco, Asda, Boots and other chains. I was shocked when they replied and said they would no longer be employing me as I would not be able to cover my tattoos. They clearly thought I had something to offer and would be the right person for the job as they had already offered me the position,' she said.

'I'm shocked that people still discriminate against visible tattoos. I just didn't think this happened any more. I'm totally disgusted,' she said while ending her rant.

Claire's rant has been shared nearly 2,000 times now and re-tweeted by American plus-size model Tess Holliday, who is a fellow ink devotee.


WHAT DO YOU THINK?

23 comments:

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    1. She looks too scary to work at a corporate company. More like a club

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  2. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o

    No one would want to employ somebody who has devoted his or her skin to an ink playground
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  3. Good for her, others will learn

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  4. Good for her, others will learn

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  5. Good for her, others will learn

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  6. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    Am in support of that company though no doubt...... #NowPlaying cuming for the throne: quadreal
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  7. Shey na her popsy get the company. Ranting my ass!!!. She should carry her smelly tatoo to an irresponsible company

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  8. She deserves it biko

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  9. Nobody wants to hire an irresponsible person

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  10. Her face sef looks like it's been enhanced surgically

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  11. The company 'employer' must be incompetent to have hired her in the first place. Did he or she not see the tattoo on her neck? She should see a lawyer for legal advice because you shouldn't fire an employee for your own fault!!!

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  12. She looks like a transgender btw. And why is she that shocked? Abeg! Most jobs don't allow visible tattoos and facial piercings anyway as it looks inappropriate and offensive to some. If it can be well covered, fine. If not, sorry.

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  13. Nice one.... look responsible even if u are not responsible

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  14. I wish evrybdy with tatoo cud jst be fired immediately! As for the who got fired, she got wot she bargained for. Let it serve as a deterrent to ppl hu tink writing on their body is morally accepted. If U must do that,,pls b self dependent or self employed.

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    1. You must be a terrorist lol

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  15. So much in love with all the comments here... Good to know that we reason alike in a particular topic..t didn't occur to her that the people invovle with such are mostly self independent, But what was she thinking when doing all these drawing , kudos to the company, and lesson to others

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  16. So disgusting, serves her right. I wonder why people go through the shit?

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