Starbucks’ new dress code policy, which bans engagement rings and other jewelry with stones, has landed the coffee giant in hot water with many employees.
Bear in mind, every time you remove an item of jewellery it is an opportunity to lose it, so if you are a Starbucks employee be very careful where you store your items of jewellery. My advice is purchase a secure safe for the home or store in a Safe Deposit Box.
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Not wearing wedding rings, or engagement rings? That’s stupid. It’s not like the ring is getting in my drink. #BoycottStarbucks
— kayla (@kfortierxO) November 6, 2014
I am going to #BoycottStarbucks due to their new ridiculous dress code. Unbelievable
— Kayla Klabo (@KaylaRMalloy) November 6, 2014
Definitely going to #boycottstarbucks until they change that stupid rule. No rings? As a barista you get harassed all the time! Not ok
— Alanna Sadeghain (@artisticalanna) November 6, 2014
“There are food safety rules we have to live by,” it says in the new dress code, which does not explicitly mention engagement rings. “Here’s the fine print — wearing a ring is okay if it’s a plain band, no stones. Unfortunately, no watches, bracelets or wristbands are allowed. Simple necklaces can be worn under your clothes.”
Baristas can also not have tattoos on their neck or face (but anywhere else is OK), painted fingernails, or brightly colored hair — hair must “look natural.”
The new guidelines are meant to comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Code, the company told KOMO-TV in a statement.