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stxonmymind
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Hello! I am a bartender and I was wondering if a few visible tattoos on my arms(not a sleeve) medium/small size would make me unemployable? Looking at hotels, restaurants, dives, beach bars, etc???? Thank you!

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Topic starter Posted : March 20, 2015 5:16 pm
SausageInTheCan
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I guess it all depends on the employer. I've seen bartenders at different venues who have ink. You'll just have to be honest before you interview. But, no it does not make you unemployable.

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Posted : March 20, 2015 6:11 pm
TommySTX
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I've seen plenty of bartenders, servers and other workers on island with lots of tats. I might be on a short list but I would avoid a business if they were discriminating employment because of something so harmless.

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Posted : March 20, 2015 6:16 pm
SausageInTheCan
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Tommy, I agree but it's not discrimination. I think I understand your meaning though. If an applicant projects the wrong image they can refuse employment. The OP should be fine. He's just starting too late in the season.

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Posted : March 20, 2015 7:26 pm
speee1dy
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i think at places that he seems interested in, it should be fine. but even so, some places who do not allow visible, those tats can usually be covered with shirt sleeves. at least the ones he is describing.

years ago when i worked at pizza hut you could not have tats or odd piercings

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Posted : March 20, 2015 7:47 pm
stxonmymind
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He is a she! Ta da!! Just curious about overall thoughts regarding tats in STX. I appreciate all of the replies. As far as late in the season I am not there yet looks like a year out. As far as season I was thinking Aug would be a good time to come? Is that correct? Any areas anyone would suggest to rent that allows dogs and close to possible work options? Also Carambola???? Is it a yeah or nay to work?? Thank you so much!

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Topic starter Posted : March 25, 2015 4:39 pm
SausageInTheCan
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August is the beginning of the DEAD season. There will be more apartments and cars available that time of year. You'll more than likely be unemployed until maybe December when the high season starts. It doesn't get really busy until January.
Tats on STT, STX or STJ are up to the employer. Ta-Da!

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Posted : March 25, 2015 6:22 pm
Alana33
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Many restaurants close in Sept. since it is the summer doldrums in terms of the lack of tourist activity and normally the height of hurricane season. There are many more rentals available during this time.

Restaurants tend to start gearing up and hiring in October.
The nice thing is that there no hordes of tourists on our beaches!

Just bring lots of money to see you thru to getting settled in, paying first, last and often a security and additional pet deposit, deposits for utilities, money for buying a car, furniture, groceries, misc. cleaning supplies, etc. Money goes really fast here. BRING LOTS!

I live on STT and often see people with tats.
As long as none are offensive, I'm sure you'll be fine.
Unless, of course, you look like the Illustrated Man in a Ray Bradbury November where every square inch of skin is covered!;)

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Posted : March 25, 2015 7:46 pm
Afriend
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I don't think having visible tattoos makes someone any more or less employable in the USVIs than it does anywhere else. Some employers will hire her (or him, as the case may be) and others won't. The final decision will be made by the employer and in most cases, if the job applicant isn't hired, he/she will never really know if the tattoos were a factor in the decision. They'll just be given a noncommittal excuse such as: Sorry, there are no positions available or Sorry, we choose someone else.

That said, there are plenty of bartenders, waitstaff and hotel workers in the USVIs (or anywhere else in the Caribbean) who have tattoos so it shouldn't be an issue.

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Posted : March 25, 2015 8:30 pm
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