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Old 05-29-2015, 10:10 PM
 
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You've totally missed the point. Nobody is saying that tattoos denote immorality. It's not about morality.

It is about having the judgment to know how and when to "play the game." It's like knowing when where to wear a see-through blouse, jeggings, and hoestack heels.
It's like knowing that appearances mean very little when trying to judge what type of person you are dealing with.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:28 PM
 
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When you get beyond the min wage job the first thing an employer sees is your Resume.
That is what they base their decision on whether or not to call you in for an interview.

And it's more than just the name they look at.
I saw one resume at a college recruiting effort that was on pink paper (ok..stand out) but was full of hearts and smiley faces.

That is from someone who hopes to get a job as a software engineer ?
How do you explain the original article then?

Employers' Replies to Racial Names

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It indicates that a white name yields as many more callbacks as an additional eight years of experience. Race, the authors add, also affects the reward to having a better resume. Whites with higher quality resumes received 30 percent more callbacks than whites with lower quality resumes. But the positive impact of a better resume for those with Africa-American names was much smaller.
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If the fictitious resume indicates that the applicant lives in a wealthier, or more educated, or more-white neighborhood, the callback rate rises. Interestingly, this effect does not differ by race. Indeed, if ghettos and bad neighborhoods are particularly stigmatizing for African-Americans, one might have expected them to be helped more than whites by having a "good" address.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:21 AM
 
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It's like knowing that appearances mean very little when trying to judge what type of person you are dealing with.
If appearance means nothing, why is it so important to everyone, including the person trying to maintain his own? Doesn't appearance tell you exactly what type of person you're dealing with--isn't that why people want to "be themselves" and not fit their appearance to work requirements?

If a person models his appearance to display his real personality, how can he then claim that it means nothing to judge what kind of person he is?
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:32 AM
 
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Airwrecka?

I hate life.
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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I thought this was a joke... it's not.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:31 AM
 
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If appearance means nothing, why is it so important to everyone, including the person trying to maintain his own? Doesn't appearance tell you exactly what type of person you're dealing with--isn't that why people want to "be themselves" and not fit their appearance to work requirements?

If a person models his appearance to display his real personality, how can he then claim that it means nothing to judge what kind of person he is?
No it doesn't. If it did all white collar criminals would cease to exist because they dress like many people perceive good people to dress.

People dress different ways for different reasons. I find it mind boggling that any mature adult really believes they can tell what type of person someone is by the way they dress. How do you get to your 30s or 40s still believing this?
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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No it doesn't. If it did all white collar criminals would cease to exist because they dress like many people perceive good people to dress.

People dress different ways for different reasons. I find it mind boggling that any mature adult really believes they can tell what type of person someone is by the way they dress. How do you get to your 30s or 40s still believing this?
Everyone comes to character conclusions about how people dress, particularly how they dress for certain situations or environments. It's silly to claim otherwise.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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If appearance means nothing, why is it so important to everyone, including the person trying to maintain his own? Doesn't appearance tell you exactly what type of person you're dealing with--isn't that why people want to "be themselves" and not fit their appearance to work requirements?

If a person models his appearance to display his real personality, how can he then claim that it means nothing to judge what kind of person he is?
Appearances are huge first impressions.
And when you are not seen your Resume is a huge first impression.

Sure discrimination is not legal. But it happens all the time whether we admit it or not.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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How do you explain the original article then?

Employers' Replies to Racial Names
One's address is not always on a Resume. A Resume is submitted in addition to the application.

There are lots of pieces of a Resume that come into play.

Appearance and layout.
Colors and fonts.
Then content.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:36 PM
 
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Appearances are huge first impressions.
And when you are not seen your Resume is a huge first impression.

Sure discrimination is not legal. But it happens all the time whether we admit it or not.
People join tribes by their choice of appearance. They may effect an appearance to deceive others of their tribal membership, but in that, they're still validating the fact that people join tribes by their choice of appearance.

"You are not a *****. But you are wearing a *****'s uniform...misunderstandings happen."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OBPaenkxdg
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