Well, it turns out that there are some rules at work about my piercing. I heard (thirdhand) that someone in the clinic saw my piercing and made a complaint to the head of my department. Kind of odd, seeing as I was only in clinic for a few minutes last week and was wearing a sweater with a high neckline. I went to the top to clarify the rules, and it seems that I have to cover it while in clinic. Seeing as I'm not there very often, it isn't a big deal. A big bandaid on my neck says more about my employer than it does about me. I looked at my ID badge today and my piercing is visible in my photo. They aren't going to make me cover that up in clinic are they? Haha.