Okay, I am usually a pretty laid-back person when it comes to this kind of thing. I would never get a tattoo, but it doesn't bother me when other people get them. Some are quite beautiful.
But, this is just stupid. What in the world is beautiful about a giant bagel-shaped blob in the middle of your forehead?
IMO, these are people who need to find something constructive to do with their lives.
The weirdest attempt at beauty I have ever seen has to be those giant ear inserts. I can't remember what you call them. But, when you take them out your earlobe just droops and hangs. Again, I would never do it, but have no problem with folks who do.
The worst trend I ever took part in was the leg warmer phase back in the 80s. I look back on that and just cringe. LOL
And, like SoCalSuz...the big owl-eyed glasses were just so wrong. What were we thinking covering up our entire faces with those things?
I am grateful for my health and for my wonderful husband and 3 awesome kids.
I am grateful for my mother, who had the patience to put up with me all those years and instill the values I live by. I am grateful for my dad, who I lost recently. He had his issues, but he passed along many good things to me, including a good work ethic.
I am grateful for my brother and my sisters. As much as we fought growing up, we get along great as adults.
I show my gratitude through my daily words and deeds. I try to do little things to show my family that I love and appreciate them. I think that's important.
I seem to be hearing about more companies doing these health exams as part of the hiring process.
I keep wondering how that is legal? Very odd.
I definitely wouldn't lie, but a well-controlled condition shouldn't be the deciding factor on whether someone is qualified for a job. It seems like just a way of weeding out people who might increase the company's health care costs.
Perhaps I just wouldn't want to work for a company like that, but the economy makes it hard for us to be choosy, doesn't it?
Will health care reform protect us from stuff like this or just make it worse with all the other parameters set on businesses, especially smaller ones? I have yet to find the answer.
The young lady who wrote this blog post has a lot to learn about the business world. And, just because someone is older than 25 doesn't mean they don't use and embrace social media. In fact, my understanding is that Twitter was first populated by a demographic of folks over 30. The kids didn't embrace tweeting until much later.
Your ability to do any job is based on what the job requires. If you've become stuck in a rut and out of touch with what's new, then you probably won't make a very good social media manager. Just like if you're wearing a back brace you wouldn't be able to work in a warehouse heaving heavy boxes around.
My sister-in-law just turned 50 this year, and she is a pilates instructor. She's in better shape than most 25-year-olds that I know. And, she has been working in the fitness field for many years. Would I rather take her class than that of a younger person who didn't have as much experience? You betcha!
This is a fascinating thread, and just shows that there are so many strong feelings around this topic.
I want to start by saying that I understand the doctor's concerns about her staff. I have friends who are nurses, and they have been injured by patients who fainted, fell. And, not always obese patients, either.
However, I feel like the best thing to do for her conscience and for her business might be to hire some orderlies who are bigger and better-equipped to handle heavier patients should there be a problem. I know it isn't the perfect solution, but it's a start. Also, perhaps outfit the office with more rails and devices that folks can hold onto or that can help catch them if they fall.
The bottom line is that she absolutely has the right to refuse anyone she wants. I just don't see it as very good for her community image or her business in the long run.
I think it depends on the job. I am a writer, and I've hired writers. I'd never hire a writer who had incorrect grammar or misspelled words in his or her resume. It's sloppy, and tells me a lot about the person.
However, I'd rather my accountant be good with numbers and my plumber be GREAT at plumbing. I could care less if they punctuate a sentence correctly or use YOUR instead of YOU'RE.
What truly annoys me is people using "text speak" in their everyday writing. I wonder if some of these kids know the difference?
Final word: No one is perfect. Even people who make their living with the written word screw up now and then.