Interesting Cedar Point Facebook Hiring Post -- Grooming Standards

Monday, April 23, 2018 10:52 AM

If you go to the Cedar Point Facebook page and scroll down to April 18, there is a real interesting “now hiring” post with what would appear to be a strategically placed photo of a gentleman with a beard and visible tattoos. And even more interesting are the many comments that were posted in response, most supporting the relaxed grooming standards, with a few people still stuck in the 1950’s.

Over the past decade or so, my park has relaxed our grooming standards and I know that many other parks, Disney included, have also relaxed grooming standards to evolve with the times and, of course, open up potential hiring pools.

While some will always claim that Walt is “rolling over in his grave” for these trends, it is an interesting evolution occurring in park operations today and something that many parks are trying to wrap their hands around currently.

Last edited by Hanging n' Banging, Monday, April 23, 2018 10:56 AM
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Monday, April 23, 2018 12:11 PM

You should join in, or at least look at the leeeengthy discussion taking place over at PointBuzz about this. Most CP fans are looking forward to improved customer service as a result of an expanded workforce, while others are outraged that the world would be coming to this.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 12:22 PM

I'm not sure what's worse - the stick-in-the-mud types that are equating people with beards/tattoos/piercings to un-showered hippies, or the people who are getting SUPER offended to the point of anger by them...

I'm happy to see them updating their standards, but man, that thread is a dumpster fire.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 12:27 PM

Are you saying that there is something wrong with un-showered hippies? You sure have a closed mind.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 12:31 PM

Comprehension 101 -

https://www.facebook.com/cedarpoint/photos/a.319129566462.158310.10...63/?type=3

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Monday, April 23, 2018 12:38 PM

So are unshowered hippies bad or not?

I'm (poorly) trying to be funny.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 12:50 PM

Stinky != bad ;)

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Monday, April 23, 2018 1:44 PM

I’m just glad I’m not the only one eating shredded cheese. And mayo.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 1:53 PM

I've long considered it absurd that Six Flags won't hire anyone with visible tattoos. If that's projecting the wrong image, why does their CEO sport what I believe to be fake tattoos in a video promoting the 2018 attractions? Of course they're not alone; most major airlines won't hire flight attendants with visible tattoos and even my best friend - who accepts my idiosyncrasies - warned me on one occasion not to show my tattoos "or they'll think you're a drug addict."

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Monday, April 23, 2018 2:31 PM

It ain’t just hippies...
For years we’ve gone to the various Amish auctions for garden plants, vegetables, pies, stuff like that, which are usually held on Thursdays. And man, I can’t even stand next to those guys. Yikes.
I’ve always heard bath day is Saturday, so I’m catching them late in the cycle, and I don’t know what laundry day is. But I’m pretty sure it ain’t Wednesday.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 2:44 PM

Raven-Phile said:
I'm happy to see them updating their standards, but man, that thread is a dumpster fire.

Hey, I threw gas on that fire! 😁

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Monday, April 23, 2018 2:49 PM

Well, hell. Why don't we all just become liberals?

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Monday, April 23, 2018 4:15 PM

Your moms a liberal.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 5:26 PM

Your mom's a bad grammarian.

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Monday, April 23, 2018 8:36 PM

Hippies=good, unwashed=bad

Not personally a huge fan of tattoos and piercings but they don't seem to impact the quality of my tacos at Chipotle so I'm pretty sure my CP experience with it will be just fine.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1:40 PM

Thought this was an interesting post, some things I agree with, others not so much.

https://splinternews.com/making-the-tight-labor-market-work-for-you-1825497266

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:10 PM

Tekwardo said:

Your moms a liberal.

Dude... those are my moms!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:51 PM

Make Your Mothers Great Again!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:42 PM

There's a "your mom's whole" joke somewhere in there.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:50 PM

Beards aren't a big deal but when you got people with neck tattoos and inch-wide gauges, it's not professional looking at all. You're not getting hired by the local law practice or investment management firm looking like that, and you can forget about joining the military.

Then again working at theme parks isn't exactly on the order of a "profession" so it seems to me like these standards are too high for those jobs. Let them look like unwashed hippies.

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