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  •  Not just our country. It's human nature to like (7+ / 0-)

    to look at pleasant things/people. Goes on in all cultures.

    I know it helped me. Yes, I admit it. It allowed me to get the attention of my bosses so that that noticed my work. Talked to me socially and that allowed me to demonstrate my thought process, personality, etc.

    You don't have to be an Adonis or a Miss Universe. Just clean, neat, somewhat fashionable to show that you care about your appearance.

    After all, if you take a little time to be properly dressed (didn't say expensively) and groomed it does give a signal that you might care about the quality of work and/or the impression you would give to clients. Again, these are signals. We read body language. If someone slouches, has dirty shoes, etc. it does leave a negative impression.

    Sometimes you can tell at least something about a book by it's cover.

    Progressives will win when the country becomes Progressive.

    by auapplemac on Fri Jul 23, 2010 at 05:29:47 PM PDT

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    •  Uh, you're victim-blaming here. (12+ / 0-)

      You can be properly dressed and groomed, stand up straight, etc., yet still be passed over for not having the "right" looks or body shape. (And don't tell me that "anyone can lose weight." Weight is a highly complex phenomenon with multiple factors, many of which are affected by class and ethnicity.)

      •  Although I was thin when young, age and an (0+ / 0-)

        inactivity has made weight gain a problem so I understand.

        Most fairly educated people today can lose weight. It is a matter of input and output. Calories in, calories out.

        You don't have to be stick thin, but you should be "in shape." Employers are not just concerned about insurance rates, but also how your health will affect you're ability to keep to a work schedule and not have too many days out sick.

        An employer must balance the need to be productive and caring for the employees well being. It's not an easy balance.

        I'm not talking about major firms with thousands of employees, but small companies. If one person is frequently absent, it can cause a major backlog and burden the other employees.

        Business is in business to make a profit. If no profit, no business, no job.

        Progressives will win when the country becomes Progressive.

        by auapplemac on Sat Jul 24, 2010 at 01:36:44 AM PDT

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