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Posted on October 18, 2015 4:07 pm
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Tattoos on Job Applicant
We just interviewed a highly qualified teacher for an immediate opening at our school. She is very well spoken, well educated, and experienced, but she has multiple tattoos that are visible. Should the tattoos eliminate her from the job since she will be teaching in an elementary setting?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 18, 2015 4:44 pm

tuRemy
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I do not feel that having tattoos should eliminate her from the job unless it is a policy in your district that you have no control over. I do not see that the tattoos would need to be covered up. If the tattoos are vulgar, however, they should be covered up on a daily basis.
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Solution 2
Posted October 18, 2015 9:26 pm

yParuR
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No, the tattoos should not eliminate her from the job. However, if you are hesitant about the response she will receive you can always ask her to cover her tattoos. If she is willing to take the job she will abide and if that is not something she is willing to compromise she won't feel she was forced into covering them.
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Solution 3
Posted October 18, 2015 4:11 pm

HesuHy
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I think that if she is highly qualified then she should get the job. This is what will benefit the students. If there is a policy in place by the district, then follow it in regards to covering up. If it is not, I would not worry about it. We get so caught up on appearances to the detriment of our students. You do not want to miss out on a great chance for students to show growth because the teacher has tattoos that will make some uncomfortable. I feel if everyone is working for the greater good, this will not matter.
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Solution 4
Posted October 18, 2015 6:11 pm

ManuVy
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In this day and time tattoo are more common and if she was a great fit for toy school and her tattoos where not derogatory then that should not be a factor.
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Solution 5
Posted March 7, 2016 12:54 am

apamat
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I don't think that tattoos should keep her from getting the job. As someone who has a visible tattoo, I would be very offended if someone didn't hire me simply because of a tattoo on my arm. As long as it isn't vulgar, there should be no problem.
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Solution 6
Posted March 1, 2016 7:17 pm

uhyJas
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I don't think tattoos should eliminate her from the job. I think that as long as the tattoos aren't bad then she should be able to work any job she wants. It shouldn't matter what the person looks like it should be how they are qualified and what they bring to the table for students educations.
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Solution 7
Posted March 7, 2016 12:41 am

yLeBun
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Tattoos should not eliminate her from the job, She should be aware that visible tattoos should be covered in case children and parents find them offensive. This is a topic that is becoming a regular occurrence. The State education department should address this a make a policy on this matter.
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Solution 8
Posted October 12, 2016 6:30 pm

jaDehy
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Having tattoos should not be the ultimate decision in whether or not a very qualified teacher should be instructing children. Unless the tattoos are inappropriate or offensive, they shouldn't have to be covered up during work as well. Odds are students have parents who have tattoos and are okay with them. I also believe that the teacher should have covered their tattoos during the interview in order to avoid questions like this.
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Solution 9
Posted February 24, 2017 3:24 am

ZaBuBy
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Tattoos should not be a cause of her not getting the job. If the tattoos are completely inappropriate (nudity, profanity, explicit) then I believe it should be asked to be concealed when at the school.
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Solution 10
Posted October 18, 2015 6:16 pm

runyJu
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I think you need to think about what the parents in your community will think. I know the parents in my community wouldn't care, but parents in the neighboring community would. If she were interviewing for a high school job I wouldn't think twice about it, but those are people's babies, so consider their overall take on things to make the best decision for everyone. You wouldn't want to hire a teacher who will be criticized and treated unfairly by parents.
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Solution 11
Posted October 9, 2016 2:29 pm

eTytun
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I do not think it should have any affect on the peso and ability for the job. As a person with tattoos I make sure that while working in a school mine are completely covered. That means long sleeves in the hot Florida weather. It's up to the supervisor if tattoos can be visible and we need to respect their choices.
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Solution 12
Posted October 10, 2016 3:43 am

eZeLeR
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No, tattoos should not be the reason to deny her the job! Young children can be so passive about such things. If it is explained that it is a normal choice adults make they may not even ask more about it. It is also very common for parents to have tattoos so it may nt be distracting in any way.
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Solution 13
Posted October 13, 2016 8:21 pm

gyVyPe
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I do not think that tattoos should stop her from being hired. Tattoos have become something apart of today's culture. If they are a distraction she could think of wearing certain clothing to cover them if necessary.
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Solution 14
Posted October 15, 2016 12:41 am

aDaWaV
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I do not think this day in age tattoos should be an issue. I have five tattoos, and I am more passionate about teaching than anything else in my life. Tattoos do not define what someone is good at or their character.
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Solution 15
Posted October 17, 2016 2:16 am

qunumy
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No I know multiple teachers in the elementary level that have visible tattoos. Unless they are inapproiate then it should not be an issue. A lot of parents now days have tattoos. If they are against policy that is written out somewhere, I would have her cover them.
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Solution 16
Posted July 10, 2017 2:01 am

eSaTag
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They shouldn't but unfortunately with teaching they do.
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