So many times over the school has asked me to cover up my tattoos, as though that makes them not real. To change my hair color and style. Being who I am I could only compromise to a certain extent. To be honest the compromises I made had nothing to do with the school but more with what my pocket book could handle at the present time. After experiencing my first extern site, seeing what the school as coined "the real world appearance" with my own eyes and well being disappointed I stopped listening and went back to ME. To say in the nicest way, that site and me did not fit. I let the school know I expected more for the next one and that is what led to a meeting.
I was greeted kindly, asked to sit and began answering questions about what I am capable of doing. I was asked about my experience at "the school" that I was kind enough to hold back on. I was asked about the other site I was sent to , which I again held my opinion. I was given a run down of what would be expected of me. I was asked what I expected of them and a few jokes where bounced back and forth. Not once did my appearance unsettle a potential employer nor did the way I look change my intelligence level. Of course I asked about the policies on clothing and tattoos, and I was greeted with ... "we don't have one. Just be presentable as you are now and your fine." Funny right they didn't care. Now if I get the job or not is up to them. But at least I stayed true to who I am and did not allow a school to dictate who I should be. Yes I love everything "retro", yes I dress a little differently and have my hair differently then most, but it's me. People should learn to love themselves! I love me !!