OK, so I'm a cashier and one of my supervisors tells me today that because I have spiked hair, that is a hazard to Health and Safety. I am now being threatened with disciplinary action. I can't quite believe this. My hair isn't even particularly long. It isn't even spiked all over. There's no dye in it. I spent time getting it to look as neat as possible. It's basically swept up into a row of small spikes on one side (the spikes aren't even twisted/defined).
I've been asked to lower my hair before, and I did. When I did that, it was more than twice as long as it is now and the spikes were fully separate from one another and a few inches long, so I could see where they were coming from and complied.
This wouldn't bother me so much if they'd produced anything approaching a vaild reason. The supervisor that was sent to inform me of this said she herself couldn't believe that the reason was 'People might poke their eyes out.' I stood there in disbelief. I'd have to try pretty fucking hard to injure anyone with my HAIR.
Another thing is, I'm good at my job. My performance was reviewed last week and I scored 100%. Regular customers make sure I serve them because they appreciate the service. I actually quite enjoy what I do, I was only going to do it temporarily and I've been there a year now. I don't want to make it sound like I'm leaving my job over a haircut, I intend to find something more structured with more £££ before I go to University next year, but the company's recent policies and the mismanagement of our store are starting to piss me off as well, and of course I take the fall for that. This just pushed me over the edge.