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  • Has Anyone Else Noticed How Grooming Standard Have Changed

    In The Security Industry?

    When I first started doing security the company I worked for forbade males to wear earrings and they forbade anyone to wear any kind of facial jewelry. Visible tattoos were F
    forbidden, hair had to be a natural color and for males had to be off the collar. For females hair had to be put up.

    it seemed to me that the change wasn't gradual. I showed up for work one day and I got a trainee with a beard and he'd been there for quite some time and they were okay with that. I had mails showing up on my site for training wearing makeup and earrings. I train females with purple hair. I've also had to deal with guards who showed up and it was patently obvious the day had not bathed for a couple of days but I wasn't allowed to send them home for that.

    my question is is this a shift in the general culture or are security companies that desperate for Warm Bodies?

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    Yup. I only shave every other day now.
    Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
    Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

    Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Curtis Baillie View Post
      Yup. I only shave every other day now.
      Aren't you retired?

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      • #4
        Yes, that's why every other day.
        Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
        Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

        Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

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        • #5
          Originally posted by The Night Rider View Post
          ...my question is is this a shift in the general culture or are security companies that desperate for Warm Bodies?
          I think the answer to that is:

          D) Both a shift in general culture AND security is desperate for warm bodies.

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          • #6
            Jim1348 is right. I noticed a gradual change in the 1990s when goatees and small single earrings for men became fashionable. Nowadays everybody from 18 to 80 seems to be sporting ink. The company I worked for in the early 2000s took out the "no tatoos" rule because it weeded out too many good candidates. (One of our best security officers had large arm tattoos - luckily they weren't offensive, so we let it go.)

            The desperation for warm bodies has accelerated in the last 2 years, from what I can see. I've seen guards in sandals, crocs and white tennis shoes (ugh!). I've explained to more than one female officer to tuck their hair in their collar or get it cut short so it can't be yanked by the scum we deal with. (I keep my hair short for that very reason.) And I think I mentioned one time the contract guard walking around who was so disheveled looking we thought he was a homeless guy that stole a uniform, until he went back to the store he was posted at.

            Bathing should still be required, but I think lack of supervision and low standards is probably the cause.

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            • #7
              I ran into a female who was doing security for our apartment wearing a long ponytail.

              I suggested that she put it up in a bun, she asked why and I told her "Because if you don't somebody is going to grab it and put you on your ass some night." Her eyes got big as saucers. The next night I saw her and it was in a bun.

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