‘Can I wear a nose piercing to my winter vac scheme?’
Readers’ guidance required
In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, an aspiring solicitor wants to know if they can wear their nose piercing during an upcoming vacation scheme.
“I’ve been lucky enough to secure a winter vac scheme (in-person) at a London law firm and I am wondering if I’ll be OK wearing a nose piercing. While I’ve done a couple of vac schemes already, these have been 100% virtual due to Covid — so it hasn’t really crossed my mind until now. I feel the piercing is part of who I am, so I am reluctant to remove it. It would be good to get your readers’ views on this.”
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No. Dont expose yourself as a chav at work. Although I’m sure it will come out in time in other ways…
Surprisingly not a student
What a surprise there’s a bigot fresher in the comments.
Some firms are more than happy for staff to openly be who they are and show off tattoos and piercings (my firm included though admittedly have had to remove or cover up in front of some clients). Other firms have an unofficial no tolerance culture against it.
If in doubt, ask grad rec I’d say. Grad rec will (normally) respect you asking – just had 4 trainees rotate into our team, 2 have septum piercings.
Ok sure. Some firms might ‘allow’ it, but what leading lawyer have you ever seen with a septum piercing…
Such a pathetic scream for attention. The people who try so hard to ‘stand out’ with dyed hair/piercings are often the most boring and trying to compensate for something.