July 8th, 2011 10:02 EST
Harrods Sales Lady Quits: Dept. Store Demanded She Wear Make-Up
"For five years, Melanie Stark worked diligently as a sales assistant at Harrods and won a commendation for customer service.
But she says bosses finally decided her face didn`t fit - because she refuses to wear make-up.
Miss Stark, 24, resigned after she was twice sent home from the Knightsbridge department store for refusing to comply with its strict dress code"
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2010922/Harrods-shop-girl-Melanie-Stark-hounded-job-wearing-make-up.html#ixzz1RW6bO2ww
Melanie looks stunning without make-up, cosmetics wouldn`t enhance her cherubic appearance. Melanie looks so angelic that if I saw her in a bar I would recite a "Hail Mary" instead of hitting on her.
Harrods policy requiring its female sales staff to wear make-up is sexist and silly. The ideal woman isn`t all tarted-up, there`s a lot to be said for natural beauty.
I will concede that some women would be well-advised not to leave their homes without applying tons of make-up. Have you ever seen Oprah Winfrey without make-up? Hello!
However a copy of the dress code was handed to Stark when she was hired by Harrods, if she felt that strongly about not wanting to wear make-up she should never have accepted the job.
We just can`t pick and choose which rules we will obey at the workplace or anywhere else. Chaos would ensue if every employee had or one two workplace policies that he wouldn`t comply with -- rules are rules!
Let`s hope that Harrods changes its archaic rule, every woman should be allowed to decide for herself whether or not she needs make-up.
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