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Yeah, I think the bottom line is that when you're seeking employment,
you shouldn't push the envelope. In fact, you shouldn't even nudge the
envelope. In fact, I wouldn't even let any gentle breezes blow in the
general direction of the envelope.
From: Peter [mailto:pnewman1 -at- optonline -dot- net]
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2004 8:03 PM
Subject: RE: Samples Query
I have just reviewed the content on your web site. In my opinion anyone
who would deem those pictures to be pornographic has a woefully sick
mind. However, that is not the issue I think that the HR types who are
reviewing your qualifications are so afraid of making a mistake, if they
think you might even be a controversial employee, even if there is as
little as a 10% chance, they will recommend not hiring you. However, you
are faced with the reality of your desire to become employed. Therefore,
if I was in your situation I would remove the potentially offending
sample from my web site.
> Last year I created a calendar called Minnesota's Finest. I
> digitally altered the women, and I designed it, then made a
> Flash website for my client. I've shown this is a sample of
> my graphic design because it is a really well done calendar,
> sold a lot in Barnes & Noble, etc.
> Well, lo and behold TWO people this week disqualified me for
> having it as a link on my website. The men at Firm A called
> it a "girlie" magazine and said that since I have bad
> judgment to have a sample like that on my website then what
> type of "bad" judgments would I make in the office.
> The woman at Firm B called it "pornographic." And,
> obviously, since she thought it was porn, I wouldn't be a good fit.
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