- Jan 31, 2010
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- Blanchard, America
Of course you do, Jake. And both are based on what you see in your day to day life. I deal with literally hundreds of people daily. How big is your pool?
Just food for thought. I frankly don't care if you get a tattoo or not. But if you do, you dang well better realize that people will prejudge you. If you're male, they'll think you're depressed or unstable and putting up a front, if you're female they will know that you're a practice girl, i.e. "Wanna quick splat? Find that tat." New recruits figure this out quickly.
I don't really have anything else to add to the subject, but my experiences with hundreds of people have shown this to be true. If something changes, I'll adjust my thinking and promotion process. Until then, you made your bed. Now sleep in it.
Pretty big. I was in sales for 37 years, and had sales volumes in excess of $10mm regularly on my territory, and was around countless people daily. Both customers and employees. I never really bothered to count though.
I've also been around countless people with tat's. It has 100% been my experience that not everyone with a tat is as you say. Some are though. I've also known 1000's of people with no tats that I wouldn't employ. Some of my best employees had tat's. My experience with my employees, is if they prejudged anyone, their judgement wasn't to be trusted. Likewise, anyone that would prejudge anyone based on a tat, wouldn't be able to be in a supervisory position in my employ. That was my promotion process.
You've got your life experience. I've got mine. I don't know what your experience entails anymore than you do mine, but prejudging people based only on their appearance seems like a pretty damn shallow way to go thru life. I've known doctors, lawyers, judges, pilots (military & civilian), professionals & laborers, advanced degrees to HS educations that had tat's that were incredibly successful and talented. Some of the biggest lowlifes I've come across had no ink, but some did. The difference wasn't the ink. It was the character of the person, and you can't tell a person's character just by looking, even if you believe you can. I've known a lot of people that think like you. I never really cared for any of those people.