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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:29 PM

Gas station chain doesnt allow 'missing, broken, or badly discolored teeth', 90 days to resolve

Sheetz is reviewing its controversial 'smile policy' that prohibits employees from having 'missing, broken, or badly discolored teeth'

Sheetz says it's reviewing a policy against hiring people with teeth issues.
The policy says Sheetz cannot hire people with "missing, broken, or badly discolored teeth."
One employee described the policy as "really disgusting and kind of classist."
Sheetz says it's reviewing a policy that bars its convenience stores and gas stations from hiring people with visible teeth problems.

Like all retail workers, employees at Sheetz are expected to show up on time and provide pleasant customer service. But a more unusual policy in the company's employee handbook says that "applicants with obvious missing, broken, or badly discolored teeth (unrelated to a disability) are not qualified for employment with Sheetz." Insider obtained a written version of the policy and confirmed it with three former employees who had or have access to it. The policy is under review after Insider's inquiry.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/sheetz-is-reviewing-its-controversial-smile-policy-that-prohibits-employees-from-having-missing-broken-or-badly-discolored-teeth/ar-AA16HGy9


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Sheetz's policy contains a section aimed at current employees who don't meet its smile standard. "The timeframe for resolving issues such as this should not typically exceed 90 days," the handbook reads.

"In the event a current employee develops a dental problem that would limit their ability to display a pleasant, full, and complete smile, we cannot permit this situation to go on indefinitely," it says. "In cases such as this, the employee and store management, to include the District Manager and Employee Relations as necessary, will work to come up with a mutually agreed upon resolution."

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Reply Gas station chain doesnt allow 'missing, broken, or badly discolored teeth', 90 days to resolve (Original post)
BlueWaveNeverEnd Jan 24 OP
sakabatou Jan 24 #1
LuckyCharms Jan 24 #2
Zeitghost Jan 24 #4
LuckyCharms Jan 24 #10
Hekate Jan 24 #3
BlueWaveNeverEnd Jan 24 #5
Hekate Jan 24 #7
Mr.Bill Jan 24 #6
prodigitalson Jan 24 #8
WarGamer Jan 24 #9
Jedi Guy Jan 24 #11
Grokenstein Jan 24 #12
LuckyCharms Jan 24 #13
Karma13612 Jan 24 #14
LuckyCharms Jan 24 #15
Mosby Jan 24 #16
LuckyCharms Jan 24 #17
Karma13612 Jan 24 #26
irisblue Jan 24 #18
bottomofthehill Jan 24 #19
Chin music Jan 24 #21
bottomofthehill Jan 24 #22
Chin music Jan 24 #23
Skittles Jan 24 #25
BlueWaveNeverEnd Jan 25 #27
EYESORE 9001 Jan 24 #20
Harker Jan 24 #24


Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:30 PM

2. I'm not a lawyer, but this doesn't exactly sound legal.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:34 PM

4. Worded and enforced properly

It is likely legal, plenty of jobs have appearance standards, it's just that it's normally not gas station jobs.

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Response to Zeitghost (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:37 PM

10. Well, if that is the case, I would hope that a company would

provide the employee with compensation for the hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars required to get their teeth fixed.

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:33 PM

3. I have an idea: require masks. That's a win-win for health.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:34 PM

5. or pay 100% for dental costs

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:34 PM

6. I remember many years ago

that Disneyland would not hire you if you had pimples on your face.

And don't get me started about requirements in the old days about airline flight attendants.

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:36 PM

8. I have no problem with this as long as they are providing affordable dental insurance

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:37 PM

9. then Sheetz should offer 100% payment for all dental work including implants.

They'd certainly do that, right?

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:38 PM

11. I have a couple of questions, and some probable answers.

Question #1: Does Sheetz provide decent dental insurance for its employees to assist them in maintaining this "pleasant, full, and complete" smile they're after?

Probable Answer #1: Even though the article doesn't mention it, I very much doubt that they do.

Question #2: In the event an employee whom management had previously judged to be an excellent worker and an asset to the company developed a dental problem that fell foul of this policy, would the company go above and beyond whatever dental insurance is provided to help them resolve it as a "mutually agreed upon resolution"?

Probable Answer #2: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, oh, that's funny. That's a good one. Of fucking course not, they'd just fire the poor sucker and move on. There's only so much money to go around, but there are always more disposable peons to hire.

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:40 PM

12. How's about a happy little smile printed on a mask?

Would that be okay with you, Shitz?

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:43 PM

13. I don't see how this can be enforced.

Who judges "discolored teeth"?

Seems to me they are setting themselves up for some misery, unless they have someone who holds one of those tooth shading charts up to every employee's mouth.

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:44 PM

14. They are trying to

Ensure they get employees with out costly dental problems. Since they probably include dental insurance. Heaven forbid an employee needs to actually use the dental coverage.

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:46 PM

15. And then the dental insurance will cover

$500 of a $7,000 procedure, with the rest being billed to the employee.

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:50 PM

16. This is pure ageism.

People over 30 w/out perfect teeth need not apply.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:52 PM

17. Yep, and there are a bunch of

other "isms" involved here too.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 11:53 PM

26. Naw,

There are plenty of young people with dental issues as well.

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:53 PM

18. A way to prevent (recovering? ) meth users from working in their fine establishment?

Sheetz operates approximately 670 convenience stores throughout six states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. In its stores, Sheetz sells everything from made-to-order salads to freshly baked goods to discount cigarettes.
https://www.forbes.com › companies
Sheetz | Company Overview & News - Forbes

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:55 PM

19. You can't often resolve this problem in 90 days.

I actually cracked a tooth with chills when I had Covid. I could not go to the dentist due to the Covid and the tooth and underlying jaw got infected. I finally got to see the dentist after a negative test and they had to pull the tooth and clear out the infection. It was a top front tooth one off the center. Because of the infection in the jaw and a host of issues ( I wanted an implant as there was nothing wrong with the other teeth and I did not want a bridge ) once the infection finally cleared up the implant process began. It was expensive and miserable. I got a flapper tooth to cover the hole in the front of my mouth but I never got used to wearing it so instead I just had a big hole in the front of my mouth. Thank for for Masks.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:33 PM

22. The first go around with Covid was rough.

Pre vaccine Covid was no fun. High fever, aches, chills it was ugly. Also, I did not realize the difference between a PCR test and an Antigen test. The dentist did not want me to come in until I had 2 negative tests. I was taking PCR tests and still showing positive at day 15. Day 16 I took a rapid test and same on 18 finally negative on them and off to the dentist. But too late. Even though I had started an antibiotic for the tooth, not Covid, the damage was done and the tooth was pulled as the infection set into the jaw bone.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:41 PM

25. I can't wear that flapper either

I tend to munch constantly and you cannot eat with that thing in....and I agree that wearing a mask has had made that process much easier!

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:00 AM

27. yikes! hope its all resolved

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:59 PM

20. Sheetz stations in my area are all closed due to renovations

Unless they address this travesty, I won’t be returning after they reopen.

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:40 PM

24. Guess I'll not be coming out of retirement.

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