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To: Starbucks Coffee Co.

Starbucks, restricting piercings is keeping your partners from showing their true selves!

Currently, the company has a narrow selection of piercings that are allowed. Nose studs and two earnings per ear are what partners have to work with. As the younger generation pushes their way into the working force, piercings (and tattoos) become more mainstream.

Recently, the company has branched out to allow tattoos and unnaturally colored hair, which gives partners the opportunity to express themselves! This is great, but let's take it a step further!

Starbucks, we want permission to rock more piercings because they too help make us who we are!

Why is this important?

It's simple! Having multiple piercings, whether it may be a septum piercing, eyebrow piercing, or many, many ear piercings, doesn't make our appearance seem criminal, and it does not mean said partner is unapproachable.

Customers care about our products and the amazing experience they receive by coming the Starbucks. This WILL NOT be hindered by allowing partners to have more piercings.

Please, allow partners the ability to FULLY express themselves. If you agree, give this petition a sign!

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Reasons for signing

  • I’ve worked at 3 Starbucks stores now and on my first day at a new one was told to immediately take my nose hoop out. I found this extremely overwhelming as my peircing is part of my identity, I also find it wrong to discriminate against someone for their appearance instead of judging them based on work ability. This policy makes me question working in the type of environment that allows for coloured hair and not a simple nose hoop.
  • I have a lot of piercings and I get them because I want them and they are apart of my character. They don't hinder my performance in the slightest and they ley me be me. I don't want to have to change that integral part of me just because it makes me look more "criminal"
  • I have piercings. I’m a barista at Starbucks. My piercings in no way affect my work or offend the customers that come in! I’m face more often than not the customers that I see from day to day have piercings themselves! I’m this day and age it’s a little insane that we must keep ourselves from expressing who we are and I believe that as long as we are keeping our piercings clean and up to health standards then why can’t we have them??

Updates

2019-04-19 15:06:53 -0400

100 signatures reached

2016-10-27 01:44:44 -0400

50 signatures reached

2016-10-26 14:39:14 -0400

25 signatures reached

2016-09-23 13:46:07 -0400

10 signatures reached