By Irreverend - 23/07/2013 04:23 - United States - Mchenry
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I talk to customers on the phone. People wear shorts and printed t-shirts to work. Several people walk around without shoes - including one of the owners. I, on the other hand, tend to dress up a bit. Image isn't the issue. This is the same place where, over 20 years ago, I decided to wear a skirt one day and one of the owners commented "she does have legs!"
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Forget them... I have hair that's thick & healthy & stops 4 inches from the back of my knee. They'd have to shave it off of my cold, dead head before I quit for some ridiculous social stereotype.
#1, What is your secret? You must tell me! My hair barely ever gets down past my shoulders! Then, for some reason, my mom rants about it getting too long and drags me to the nearest salon. I'm normally able to get out of getting it cut, but it doesn't grow longer than that for months!
71, there's a few things that might help... The reason your hair probably seems to "stop growing" is because of breakage. Make sure to trim it about half an inch off the ends once a month & that'll help it stay strong on the ends. Also, don't use lost of product. Overdoing the gels & creams & such will fry your hair eventually. I use a certain type of salon shampoo & thick cream conditioner & once a month I deep condition. Other than that, I use a light detangler & strengthener. That's it. I had to layer my hair, though. It got too damn heavy. You might try the same when you grow it out. Might get your Mom to lay off a bit. Good luck!
I've never understood why women cut their hair as they age. If you like it and can manage it you shouldn't abide by an arbitrary rule.
Some women cut their hair short when they have kids because it's easier to manage therefore more attention is given to their kids. But not all moms are like that. I have two kids and my hair is just longer than my shoulders. If it's in the way, I just pull it up in a ponytail. It all comes down to personal preference.
There are multiple types of sexual harassment. There's a quid pro quo "fuck me and keep your job, " and unwanted sexual attention. However, the reverse is also true. Making someone feel uncomfortable by telling them they're too old to have long hair is a small insult, but it can create a hostile work environment based on gender which is still sexual harassment. It's not likely to win any lawsuits, but it's still not a good idea to say something like that to an employee.
Don't you know that starting a statement that way gives you the legal right to say whatever you want? It's like starting with "With all due respect... " With all due respect, you're old. And an idiot. See what I mean?
Never let a man dictate your personal style choices of any type. Husbands and boyfriends' opinions may be considered, but bosses can be ignored (unless you're in some kind of policy violation, in which case you might want to start job hunting).
having long hair shouldn't be. at most places it is required that workers with long hair have it tied up or styled appropriately for the job (some front of house jobs require more than the standard ponytail) never have I came across somewhere that requires short hair. even the army allows women to have ponytails. I think: so