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Beards reduce job prospects

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Beards reduce job prospects

Enterprise car hire turned down a man for a job because he had a beard (BBC report). They want to project a professional image (clones) at the counter. 
Personally I would have refused him a job on the basis of his scraggly grey hair.  Wink
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Re: Beards reduce job prospects

Disney has a similar policy.  The Carpenters worked for them for a while and went on to record 'Mr. Guder' who was their supervisor there.
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Re: Beards reduce job prospects

A beard wouldn't worry me if I was an employer. Someone who doesn't look after their image may still be very good at their job / have plenty of solid experience.
Sadly though people do see bearded people as being a bit shady. You rarely see doorstep salesmen with a beard these days though when I was younger it was common for the pedlars to come round bearded and scruffy with a tray full of things for sale (the toy cars for instance  Smiley)
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Re: Beards reduce job prospects

Is it my imagination or is Mr. Abul Sharma "HR Specialist at Enterprise Rent-A-Car" wearing a beard?
http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/index_121424.htm
http://www.kidscan.org.uk/cms/news/article/?id=114