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Starbucks Takes Weird Stand on Employee Engagement Rings

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Thanks to a new dress code, Starbucks employees are no longer allowed to wear engagement rings at work. Eater Seattle reports that Starbucks is citing FDA food safety rules in banning bling; all employees will be prohibited from wearing watches, bracelets, and engagement rings with stones. "Simple" jewelry is okay, including necklaces worn under clothes or tiny earrings—but only two per ear. Nose studs are now okay.

Meanwhile, the new Starbucks dress code finally allows for visible tattoos, which mean that tattooed employees are happy and married employees less so. Some employees are tweeting their frustrations about the rules, and one employee wrote: "Visible tattoos are ok but a symbol of commitment to my husband isn't?"
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