Starbucks Might Allow Employees To Show Tattoos

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In spite of Starbucks’ origins in tattoo-heavy Seattle and the fact that the coffee colossus employs thousands and thousands of younger adults with ink somewhere on their body, the company’s dress code has long been decidedly anti-tattoo. But in an acknowledgment of changed public attitudes toward tattoos, and an effort to retain its workers, Starbucks may be relaxing its stance on body art. [More]

Planet Fitness Kicked This Woman Out For Being Too Fit, Or Breaking The Rules

Planet Fitness Kicked This Woman Out For Being Too Fit, Or Breaking The Rules

A California woman made headlines nationwide when she went to a local TV station, claiming that a local Planet Fitness kicked her out for distracting other customers by being too fit. Wait: what happened to the whole “no judgement zone” marketing campaign? [More]

Steakhouse Apologizes After Asking Cancer Patient For Doctor’s Note To Wear Hat

Steakhouse Apologizes After Asking Cancer Patient For Doctor’s Note To Wear Hat

Sometimes people have very good reasons to violate dress codes. We usually don’t hold infants to “coat and tie” policies, for example. Someone with no legs shouldn’t be required to wear shoes into a store. And a person who has lost their hair due to the side effects of chemotherapy should, by all means, be allowed to wear a nice knitted cap in a restaurant, even if they don’t normally allow hats. One would think.  [More]

United Says No Track Suits In First Class

United Says No Track Suits In First Class

How casual is too casual for an airplane’s first class section? If you paid for first class, and a bald guy in a Puma running outfit sat down across the aisle from you, would you honestly feel short-changed? United seems to think it’s inappropriate.

Students Say Chicago Nightclub Refused To Admit Black People

Students Say Chicago Nightclub Refused To Admit Black People

Six black college students on a senior trip to Chicago say they were refused entry into Chicago’s Original Mother’s bar while 200 of their white classmates got in without a problem, CNN reports.

Closed-Minded Retailer Tesco Bans Jedi Religious Garb

Closed-Minded Retailer Tesco Bans Jedi Religious Garb

The persecution never ends for the Jedi, does it? First, they were nearly all murdered by one of their own. Then, just when they’ve built a presence on modern Earth, a grocery store in Wales tells a practicing Jedi that he can’t wear the hood of his robe up in their stores. Bigotry!

Continental's "General Vibe" Doesn't Include Black People

Continental's "General Vibe" Doesn't Include Black People

Laney went out for drinks after work with some co-workers. He changed out of his uniform, but they wore theirs. Soon after the group entered, Laney was asked to leave, ostensibly due to a dress code violation…but it became clear his outfit wasn’t the problem.

Southwest Airlines Tries To Make Passenger Change "Masterbaiter" Shirt

Southwest Airlines Tries To Make Passenger Change "Masterbaiter" Shirt

Southwest again tried to make a passenger change his clothes and again has been forced to apologize, reports the St. Petersburg Times. Flight attendants asked Joe Winiecki, 39, to remove a shirt promoting “Captn. Jack Hoff’, MasterBaiter,” a fictional fish store located in the “Virgin Islands.”

Walmart Replaces Smocks With Target-Style Uniform

Walmart Replaces Smocks With Target-Style Uniform

Walmart will replace its employee’s trademark smocks with navy shirts and khaki pants.