Originally Posted by smuggle_fcoke
exactly. the dress code is what im worried about. I remember talking to a guy with 1/4'' gauges that worked there. He said that they hated it, and it wasn't acceptable, but he had a huge edge over the rest of the employees, so they let it slide a little bit.
Okay I know where your coming from. My buddy went through this as soon as he turned 18. He got a couple tattoos which we now (as adults) refer to as "career killers" meaning they are on his lower forearm, very visible. Most employers dont like that. Same with your gauged ears, eyebrow and lip rings.
My friend would take his lip rings out for work as part of a saftey concern. After a while of taking it out, he didn't miss it. So he left it out. Same thing happened at another job with his guaged ears.
Basically the bottom line is, that you need to become an adult sometime soon. Weather its your idea of "conforming" or you just like the look of piercings and that stuff, sometimes you just need to get rid of them.
If you really, really like them wait and keep them in mind. You might be able to find a career path that allows you to keep them later in life. But for right now, you'll make a much better impression if you appear to be clean cut. Just do your own thing when your not on the job.