It sucks, but I was kind of expecting it. After the first day, I thought I was free and clear because nobody had said anything to me. The second day of rotations, the chief resident pulled me aside and informed me that the program director was not OK with my hair. I think he was a little surprised when I didn’t get defensive or put up a fight about it. I cut it the same day. It turns out that it was a “no publicity is bad publicity” type situation, because now everybody knows who I am, and I totally came across as a team player. Hilarious.
The bottom line is – hair grows back, and job opportunities don’t.