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Old 08-22-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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My personal experience has been that people who don't keep their cars reasonably tidy tend to have messy work areas and sloppy work habits, and in some cases, very poor personal hygiene.
So along that same line of logic, if I box in my spare time, would you not hire me because you're afraid I'm going to punch another employee?
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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I do not leave McDonald's bags or dirty laundry in my car, nor do I have a "film of something" (whatever that means) on my windows. But I also do not generally bother to get my car washed, especially since it can rain at any time. To me, getting a car washed (unless it is really, really dirty) is a waste of time and/or money. Other thing in life are more important to me.
I don't think that's what the other poster was referring to, but rather having it generally neat and clean.

I don't wash my car every week, but if it's got mud all over it or bird crap or whatever, I'll get it washed. I know people who haven't washed or vacuumed their car since the day they bought it six years previous and they are just gross. I think that's what the earlier poster was referring to.

(And I was talking about nicotine, dog drool, or just the haze that gets on your windows if you don't Windex them a few times a year.)
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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So along that same line of logic, if I box in my spare time, would you not hire me because you're afraid I'm going to punch another employee?
Totally different scenario.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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And that's the problem. Too many companies these days are overrun by whiny children, not adults. Adults don't care if someone doesn't talk to them the right way, if they click with them, if they smile at them, etc.
You are living in a fairytale.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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That is exactly the point I am trying to make. HNSQ is going to lose a lot of good employees who don't fit into his mold for silly reasons. Again, it may work in this economy, but he's going to have a rude awakening once the economy improves.

That's at least 5 years away, if ever.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Totally different scenario.
Not at all.

After all, like a person's car, what does one boxing in their spare time have to do with their capability or doing the job and their PERSONAL hygiene?
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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You are living in a fairytale.
I stopped believing in fairytales long ago.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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Not at all.

After all, like a person's car, what does one boxing in their spare time have to do with their capability or doing the job and their PERSONAL hygiene?
If their car is a pigsty, then they are obviously a person who doesn't give a rats ass about keeping the area around them clean and tidy. And they are also a disorganized mess. Pass.

People who box, practice a martial art, kickbox, etc. generally do so as a form of exercise, not to assault another individual.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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If their car is a pigsty, then they are obviously a person who doesn't give a rats ass about keeping the area around them clean and tidy. And they are also a disorganized mess. Pass.
What does their car have to do with them smelling good (I agree someone not putting on deodorant in the workplace is terrible, because everyone has to smell it), wearing thw right clothes that are clean (if you're serving customers, you don't want to be served by someone who has wrinkled clothes with stains on it), and if they can handle the bookkeeping responsibilities (which generally only requires intense attention to detail and a calculator)?
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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What does their car have to do with them smelling good (I agree someone not putting on deodorant in the workplace is terrible, because everyone has to smell it), wearing thw right clothes that are clean (if you're serving customers, you don't want to be served by someone who has wrinkled clothes with stains on it), and if they can handle the bookkeeping responsibilities (which generally only requires intense attention to detail and a calculator)?
Really? You can't figure out why an employer wouldn't want to hire someone whose car looks like there is a family of rats living in it?
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