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Old 09-17-2012, 06:34 PM   #54738
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Originally Posted by MojoDojo View Post
Originally Posted by SCG View Post
I honestly find it surprising that Starbucks doesn't allow its employees to have facial piercings.

Obviously, facial piercings are still a no-no in a lot of places... But it still seems kind of dumb.
In a lot of food serving/producing establishments - it's actually considered a health hazard. Your nose ring falls out into the drinks and, well...... it's a physical hazard (since you can choke on it), and a microbial hazard (since it was in contact with the wearer).

When I worked for Starbucks that is what they told me (well not as fancy, just that it could fall in the beverages).

Now I work for a big beef producer here in Canada and it's the same reason. And for that reason, it makes sense. If you can't take it out, you can't be in the plant.
Ahh, ok, I see. That makes sense, I guess.

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