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    Does Your Place of Employment Enforce Grooming Standards?

    I know this is going to sound stupid, but, hear me out. As a Marine of 15 years, I have had to shave almost every morning for those 15 years. The few times I haven't has been in Iraq for about a month when we couldn't get enough water and the occasional extended leave period (which is against the rules to do). One of the things I am most looking forward to when I retire is being able to grow a huge, Duck Dynasty beard. It means so much to me, in fact, that I think about it on a daily basis lol.
    I'm trying to find out how many DP user's employers enforce grooming standards including men being required to shave. If so, please state the nature of your employment so I may avoid that type of job. In the Marine Corps, beard = freedom.
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    Re: Does Your Place of Employment Enforce Grooming Standards?

    I do not have the ability to grow a duck dynasty beard it just doesn't get that long. Seeing as my beard never gets lengthy I have never been asked to clean up. With that said I have not seen any of my co-workers asked about it.
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    Re: Does Your Place of Employment Enforce Grooming Standards?

    Nope, but it helps that I have no desire to grow a beard.
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    Re: Does Your Place of Employment Enforce Grooming Standards?

    Although I wasn't in the Corps as long as you I feel your pain. Clean shaven every day since 1997. My last job didn't require it, but for some reason it was just habit. The job I have now requires a clean shave and wear a suit. Not sure how I would feel having facial hair?

    Here's hope for a successful beard when your out!

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    Re: Does Your Place of Employment Enforce Grooming Standards?

    They do enforce dress code and grooming to a certain degree, but not always strictly. Men can have beards and ponytails, but they need to be neat/ clean looking. Where I work, they mostly get uptight about facial piercings and long nails (infection control issues).
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    Re: Does Your Place of Employment Enforce Grooming Standards?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I know this is going to sound stupid, but, hear me out. As a Marine of 15 years, I have had to shave almost every morning for those 15 years. The few times I haven't has been in Iraq for about a month when we couldn't get enough water and the occasional extended leave period (which is against the rules to do). One of the things I am most looking forward to when I retire is being able to grow a huge, Duck Dynasty beard. It means so much to me, in fact, that I think about it on a daily basis lol.
    I'm trying to find out how many DP user's employers enforce grooming standards including men being required to shave. If so, please state the nature of your employment so I may avoid that type of job. In the Marine Corps, beard = freedom.
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    for what it's worth I don't mind having to be clean shaven every day - I don't have dense enough facial hair to grow anything substantial anyway. And beards just get gross we're you're eating and drinking.
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    Re: Does Your Place of Employment Enforce Grooming Standards?

    Mine requires that people can wear as half or full face respirator. Provided a fit test can be obtained facial hair is allowed. In other words limited facial hair and a full beard is not allowed
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    Re: Does Your Place of Employment Enforce Grooming Standards?

    I tried requiring beards at my office but my secretary complained that she couldn't grow one. She did suggest not shaving her armpits but I figured I'd just give her a pass.

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    Re: Does Your Place of Employment Enforce Grooming Standards?

    I am self employed. I would not hire an individual that I would have to "enforce," good grooming habits upon, in the first place.

    But I might show some leniency to someone who served my nation if they wanted to grow a Duck Dynasty beard. As long as there wasn't any squirrel meat or frog legs or snot in there.

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    Re: Does Your Place of Employment Enforce Grooming Standards?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    They do enforce dress code and grooming to a certain degree, but not always strictly. Men can have beards and ponytails, but they need to be neat/ clean looking. Where I work, they mostly get uptight about facial piercings and long nails (infection control issues).
    Mine is the same way.
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