some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.
Lsherm: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.That's absolutely not true. I've been poor and unemployed. The first thing you skimp on is beer.
TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.
Lsherm: I've been interviewing quite a lot of recent grads at my new job. We've had some alarming interviews with recent grads who farking REEK of alcohol during the interview. They clearly can't smell it, and since they're young they don't look hungover, but Jesus Christ I've worked with functioning alcoholics who manage to come to work each day smelling better than these kids. Here's a protip: don't go out drinking the night before an interview. You can go out drinking right after the interview, just stay dry for 24 hours before the interview. Women or men - they'll try to cover it up with Axe or perfume but that sour alcohol smell is still there.We've also had people who come from areas of the world where deodorant or perfume isn't commonly used. My advice? Learn to use it at least for the interview. We sat through a horrific 60 minutes with a woman who was very attractive, very qualified, and who smelled like she hadn't washed herself in 16 days. It was a stink that lingered so strongly the next interview candidate felt the need to point out the smell wasn't coming from her. I sympathized. Four hours later I could still smell that woman in the room. If Seinfeld hadn't done it first, it could have been a sitcom episode.
TheOther: Maybe those drunk job candidates don't really want to work for you and are just using you for practice. As for Funky Foreigner, you have all my sympathy and admiration for not breaking down and saying something to her about it. On the other hand, after a reasonable interval, sending her anonymous packages of Secret and some body wash might be the most humanitarian thing you will ever do.
Bucky Katt: They're revolting.
some_beer_drinker: i don't wear deodorant because it gives me a rash. i also sweat a lot, so i smell like rotten fruit.
Lsherm: Fair enough, but why bother? Who thinks like this? Why would anyone interview for a $60K a year job smelling like booze, especially if you don't have any work experience?
baconbeard: I wouldn't want to work for a company that expects me to "shower" and "groom" myself.
fusillade762: some_beer_drinker: i don't wear deodorant because it gives me a rash. i also sweat a lot, so i smell like rotten fruit.Is it deodorant or antiperspirant? I know the latter makes me itch like the dickens. Plus I don't think it's natural to attempt to chemically prevent yourself from sweating.
Munchkin City Coroner: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.I would think that someone who was serious about not being poor and/or unemployed would make personal hygiene a priority.
udhq: Lsherm: Fair enough, but why bother? Who thinks like this? Why would anyone interview for a $60K a year job smelling like booze, especially if you don't have any work experience?There's your problem. Who the ever-loving fark would bother going to college if they were willing to take a job for $60K?/Unless you're in the middle of absolute BFE, freezing-cold nowhere.//Or into non-profit work.
nijika: Oh god Baby Boomers please stop with these. I had to deal with this crap all through the Generation X mania years, do you have to do it to ANOTHER generation too?
some_beer_drinker: never never give up on beer, or your life is over.
Kurmudgeon: some_beer_drinker: never never give up on beer, or your life is over.Had a friend, had the same attitude on beer. They found him dead on the couch at age 56. Do give it a break once in awhile.
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