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Growing a beard

dookie

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for some reason very few people are concerned with my emerging facial hair forest. for some reason it looks good on me. if i don't shave for a fortnight, so fucking what?
at my old job they told me to shave it at once, almost as if it were tiny strands of unadulterated evil towering their path towards the sun. even that shit on the chin some people refer to as "bum fluff"
puberty has hit me hard, and at the ripe old age of 23 i'm still feeling their effects. when will it end? when grey hairs begin to emerge?
 

Woodreaux

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Maybe you're in a better work place than previously. A lot people, usually older folks, have an irrational fear of goaties and beards. Peeps in management sometimes let their personnel opinions in what looks professional govern company policies on appearance. The good news is that every day brings one of those close minded fossils closer to death, and out of our hair. The bad news is that prejudice they harbor (or in UK English harbour) is also like a heriditary disease, thus young new MBA graduates come into management positions with the same dysfunction.
 

Jung

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In my experience, most careers don't really care if you grow a beard or not, so long as you look presentable. I often wear a goatee or beard, and I've never been asked to shave. I wasn't able to wear a bear before I did IT work though. Go figure.


I guess it just depends on what you do, and the setting you're in.
 

Woodreaux

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That's good to hear Junglizm! When I finally do find a job as a software engineer, I'll grow a badass braided goatee like the Egyptian Pharoahs!
 

Jung

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You live in the city, right? You should check out TekSystems, or Bearing Point. You could probably find some contract to hire work. Contract works sucks, but it's better than nothing. I did it for about 6 months when I first moved back here. I actually got my current job through a contract position.
 

Captain 151

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dookie said:
fortnight
people still say fortnight? That sounds so 1800s. As for the beard thing, My beard grows back 30 minutes after I shave it off. I blame my Italian heritage for that, just as I blame my Irish heritage for my alcoholism. :)