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Old 15.11.2014, 10:12
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Re: Dreadlocks and Professionalism

I've got to be honest -- you'd probably lose my business. Regardless of whether I approve of your dreadlocks or not (and I must admit, I perceive them as being unclean), it also puts me in the position of having to explain to anyone who asks (my bosses / peers / guests) why I would hire someone that looks like that.

Your choices are your choices, but I don't have the energy to defend them on your behalf. I'd probably go with someone clean-cut.

As someone who is freelance, you are essentially the face of your business. If you've got a Michelin-star or two behind you, you can probably look however you want. But until then, you need to be close enough to the corporate mold to make people feel comfortable in their decision.

"No one gets fired for hiring IBM."
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