Facial hair policies

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  1. darinmac38

    darinmac38 Light Load Member

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    I have a very nice life, thank you! My point is most companies who want a maximum recruiting pool, do not still adhere to old school asinine limitations such as blankety stating, no beards. etc. 50% of men in America now sport some type of beard. I would suspect those going into truck driving? Even higher percentage. I get it, when it's for safety reasons and masks, but outside that? It's like shooting yourself in the foot.
     
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  3. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

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    Again, THEIR company, THEIR policies.
    None of your business, if you don't like it, move along.
    And the vast majority of that 50% (highly suspect this percentage) of men? Seem to me to be hipster yuppies, that will shave it off when it becomes unfashionable again.
     
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  4. Zeviander

    Zeviander Road Train Member

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    I completely understand issues where respirators and emergency oxygen systems are in place, but any company that restricts facial hair or tattoos for that matter, isn't worth anyone's time. Carriers should be happy they can have drivers that can do a professional job.
     
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    A 20 truck mom and pop company out of Mandan, ND that's been around for 30 years. He likes the anonymity, lol! PM me if you're ever curious.
     
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  6. slim shady

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    From my experience Any place I've unloaded at where the product was that nasty to have to wear a respirator has always been done by the customer.
     
  7. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    How many full face respirators have you worn? And more importantly worn properly?
     
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  8. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    It use to be that the driver was the one who represented the company. But then again truck driving was considered a professional and somewhat Nobel profession back then.
    And don’t get me started on the tattoo fad.
     
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  9. austinmike

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    My old outfit, HD5, dint have a hair policy, but this one plant we went to did. They made one of our drivers shave off his chin whiskers before they'd let him in.

    I cant stand a bunch of hair on my face so I was good to go lol -
     
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  10. Midwest Trucker

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    I have a driver with a beard down to middle chest. I don’t give a #### as long as you get the job done and safely.

    I don’t like to be told what to do and how to look. So as long as people have good hygiene I couldn’t care less what’s on their face.
     
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  11. darinmac38

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    This is true, but not so true. We have laws and regulations involved of all sorts that companies must abide by to conduct business within states or the country as a whole. Now beards might not apply, but your blanket statement, of, "their company, their policies" is not entirely accurate. For example, as we know, a well know bakery that had policy to refuse cakes for gay weddings and couples, was shot down by the supreme court. If they want their doors open, they must sell their cakes to all types.

    My point was simply that a company is lessoning their pool of potential employees and some #### good employees by saying, "no beards" but hey, if they want that, then so be it. I'll go happily work someplace else.
     
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