Re: [Re: [RE: Gray hair and first impressions]]

Subject: Re: [Re: [RE: Gray hair and first impressions]]
From: Hannah <to -dot- hannah -at- usa -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: 18 Jan 2002 14:44:55 EST


No worries - he got no sympathy. The point was, he made that choice. His
finances (had 3 months paid vacation and a guaranteed job on a ship waiting
for him when that ran up if he found no land job) and situation (no kids, no
dependants) allowed him the luxury to make the choice and take the time.

It does come down to assessing your needs and what you are willing to do to
have them met. Some won't work on military contracts as a general rule but
some of those may budge if it meant a choice between keeping the house or not.
Just as each company assesses their needs and what they are willing to do to
have them met. Some allow their employees to have and show tattoos, piercings,
and let them wear cut off jeans to work. Others are not willing to accept this
and may lose talent due to their choice. But that's they're decision and the
reality is, if we want to work for them, we must abide by it.

Them's the rules.

hannah Bissell
to -dot- hannah -at- usa -dot- net

kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com wrote:
> <snipped>
> But I have NO
> sympathy for a guy that turns down a good job to keep his ponytail. And I
> have walked a mile in those shoes, as a career musician who lopped off all
> my hair the day before my first white-collar interview. My earrings have
> to stay home, too, and my tattoo can never show. No problem. Pay me.
> You want to work for somebody else, and have them take care of things like
> your taxes, your health plan? Then adopt their look. Play by their
> rulebook. Learn the rules and how to use them to your advantage.
> Want your ponytail and nose ring? Start your own company.
> You should decide what's most important to you, and act accordingly.
> But MY kid is not going to miss out on going to college because Daddy
> wanted to keep his hair long.

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