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.
vernonFL: This one time I came into work really hung over and my boss told me I smelled like liquor. I was really embarrassed, but my boss was cool about it, like he knew how it felt - like he'd been there and done that and understood.
Gdalescrboz: Ya, well, who are you to determine normal? Stop being a bigot and learn to love my stink
baconbeard: I wouldn't want to work for a company that expects me to "shower" and "groom" myself.
Bucky Katt: They're revolting.
some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.
Salmon: My coworker farts in her hand and smells it.
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.
groppet: Ker_Thwap: How does Kelli B. Grant still have a job? Does MSNBC not have an editor? Do they know what statistics are? How does trolling millennials fit their long term goals?/As an old guy myself, I once had to tell a 16 year old in my car pool that if he ever wore that much Axe again, he'd have to find another way to get to school. This was about 7 years ago. Do college graduates still really wear that stuff?Some do, we had one last year at work that would just get his axe funk stuck in the elevator. It was like the BO episode of Seinfeld it would stick to you and so pungent you could taste it.Right now I will confess I havent showered this weekend, yesterday I was doing housework all day so I kinda got a funky BO pine smell going. But I will shower after the laundry is done and I mow the lawn.
some_beer_drinker: 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.you clearly have your priorities very mixed up. when i was poor and unemployed i made my own beer, and sold the extra to my friends. never never give up on beer, or your life is over.
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?
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.
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: 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.
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