I had a discussion like this with a friend who recently lost her job because she decided to wear dreads. The way the company she worked for got around being sued is they trumped up other charges on her. She began to notice they treated you differently than other employees, making her do work which was not in her job description, trying to get a rise out of her.
Then one day, they began putting "incident reports" in her personnel file, saying she acted in an insubordinate manner to her superiors and things like that.
Babylon has her ways of making life for you hell, so much so that you will quit the job, and if you do not quit, then they trump up enough "charges" to fire you.
At the end of her ordeal, my friend was fired. She was fortunate enough to find another job after 3 weeks of being unemployed. What a blessing from Jah!
On the other hand, I was speaking with a rasta friend about this incident and he told me that HIM wore dreads as a younger person, but at some point, HIM did cut His dreads. He suggested to me that rasta means more than wearing dreads. Yet, my friend does wear dreads. He works for the sanitation department, so I suppose it does not matter about the wearing of dreads in that position. He keeps his hair covered when at work.
I asked him if he would cut his dreads if his job required it. He said that was a tough question and each person has to answer that question for themselves and weigh out the merits of their decision for themselves. I pray that through your meditation, Jah will reveal to you what you should do. Blessings...