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(Economist) Video A video by The Economist: How a tattoo affects your job prospects. If only there were an infographic   (economist.com) divider line 20
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2014-08-01 04:36:01 AM  
An infographic down one arm?
 
2014-08-01 08:11:19 AM  

colinspooky: An infographic down one arm?


I saw some clown on the tram with a USB icon tattoo'd onto his arm. God help him, but it probably seemed like a good idea at the time.
 
2014-08-01 08:32:56 AM  
If I had been  less of a pussy more adventurous in my youth, I totally would have gotten an apple logo on my leg.

/ while apple was still "fringe"
// dork
/// maybe a slashie tattoo?
 
2014-08-01 08:49:17 AM  

Cormee: colinspooky: An infographic down one arm?

I saw some clown on the tram with a USB icon tattoo'd onto his arm. God help him, but it probably seemed like a good idea at the time.


Could be worse

www.myextralife.com
 
2014-08-01 08:58:34 AM  
 
2014-08-01 10:03:14 AM  
Ric Romero is working at The Economist now?
 
2014-08-01 01:00:27 PM  
One in five American adults has a tattoo.

What's the figure on American adults with a corporate job? I'm guessing that that bulk of those 1-in-5 are working either outside of the corporate career path, or are the interchangeable cogs doing customer service support or low-level programming tasks.

Then there are the design people who are necessary in any corporate environment, but who always work in design and never run anything (aside from maybe a design team). Employers don't mind tattoos on those people, because being edgy and creative is a bonus, since there will always be someone there to dull the edginess.
 
Bf+
2014-08-01 03:05:23 PM  
www.theprintblog.com
 
2014-08-01 04:41:50 PM  

lostcat: Then there are the design people who are necessary in any corporate environment, but who always work in design and never run anything (aside from maybe a design team). Employers don't mind tattoos on those people, because being edgy and creative is a bonus, since there will always be someone there to dull the edginess.


I was a designer for about twenty years and then decided my look was old and I was pretty burned out, so I went into management and have been there ever since helping keep the bosses from firing the quirky designers. Had I a honkin' tattoo on my face I doubt I would have had that mobility choice.

Apparently the youngsters getting these fashionable things aren't thinking very far ahead.

/never had a tattoo
//never wanted one
///immediately form an opinion of anyone who has one on the neck or face
////"idiot"
 
2014-08-01 08:37:18 PM  
I work in tech, and short of a swastika on your forehead, you'll be fine there. Plus, I live & work in Seattle, where my one visible tat on my forearm still makes me look like a clean-cut altar boy compared to half this city.
 
2014-08-01 09:07:47 PM  
I work in the Midwest in the financial services industry, what do you think?  Hell yeah!

I have a big piece on my outer right calf.  Easily concealable for the corporate workday but perfectly acceptable to display after 5pm.

/never been comfortable in dresses or skirts at work, even in summer
 
2014-08-01 09:21:52 PM  
Mark of the Idiot
 
2014-08-01 10:19:36 PM  
Old, but goodie.

i263.photobucket.com

/You know it's true.
 
2014-08-01 11:35:23 PM  
static1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-02 02:50:02 AM  
I have two tats.

I wish I didn't fall in to that trap.

These two will be by only two.

They all end up as dark green birthmark horror blobs from 3 feet away.

/left upper arm
//lower right forearm
///forearm is a Pi symbol
 
2014-08-02 06:09:12 AM  
You don't put a bumper sticker on a lamborghini.
 
2014-08-02 06:21:05 AM  
I have a facebook friend that is a very "woe is me" type. Anyway, she finally gets a job interview at a reputable place and like always, decides to consult facebook about any important decision in her life. So she says, "is this outfit appropriate?" She's got a white tank top on that you can see her black bra through, tattoos all down her arms, and giant....plugs....I dunno. The things white people have in their ears that make them look like tribesmen. The only reason I keep her as a facebook friend is how completely Jerry Springerish she is and the comments in her post did not disappoint. Basically, everyone who tried to tell her to not have her tats on display or not have her bra see through her shirt were "haters" and "assholes" and every dude who wants to bang her who said "you look great babe! I'd hire you!"  are her true friends. I just sit back and enjoy the Social Media car crash in progress as she will definitely not get this job and how "God" and "the world" have let her down rants she will post soon will be legendary.

/She also doesn't keep her FB private so any employer googling her name will be able to read about how much she likes to snort coke and cut herself in the first 3 results.
 
2014-08-02 10:34:08 AM  
Oh, fark the Economist.  They made me close 2 pop-ups and then redirected me to their home page so I couldn't watch the video.

I used to work with a Windows SysAdmin who had full sleeve tattoos covering his arms completely   He always wore long sleeved shirts at work, but you could see his tats peeking out because they went all the way to his wrists.

I wish I had asked him if he wore long sleeves because he was told he should or if he just had good sense.  I only saw his arms once and the ink was surprisingly good and I generally think tattoos are shiat.  It was shiat he had done in his late teens/early 20s and he was mid-30s by then.

As long as you don't have any tattoos from the neck up, I don't think those will keep you from getting a job these days if you have the resume and the skills.  I'm not saying it helps, but it's not why you didn't get the job.
 
2014-08-02 03:24:43 PM  

gfid: Oh, fark the Economist.  They made me close 2 pop-ups and then redirected me to their home page so I couldn't watch the video.

I used to work with a Windows SysAdmin who had full sleeve tattoos covering his arms completely   He always wore long sleeved shirts at work, but you could see his tats peeking out because they went all the way to his wrists.

I wish I had asked him if he wore long sleeves because he was told he should or if he just had good sense.  I only saw his arms once and the ink was surprisingly good and I generally think tattoos are shiat.  It was shiat he had done in his late teens/early 20s and he was mid-30s by then.

As long as you don't have any tattoos from the neck up, I don't think those will keep you from getting a job these days if you have the resume and the skills.  I'm not saying it helps, but it's not why you didn't get the job.


Also a sysadmin -- there's a reason most of our "tatted and employed" guys are usually in helpdesk, i.e. don't go onsite to our clients...
 
2014-08-02 06:16:35 PM  
Getting both sleeves done moves you up at least one weight class . You become a badass instantly, that is a fact.
 
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