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Stubborn Ignorance

nomorehopeandchange Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 2:35 PM
Opportunity should be based on merit, not race or gender. Ant it doesn't matter how many degrees you have or how great your grade point average is when you interview for a professional job if you don't look professional. Piercings in your nose, lips and tongue, 18 tatts and that's just on one arm, pants that belt between your butt and your knees won't get you a job. Too many presume that as soon as they get that degree they'll be in demand for a $60 per hour position. It is your responsibility to look and act the business profile. The above descriptions might be okay for work in a tattoo parlor, warehouse or piercing business but if you want a real job you must present yourself well.
Tish6 Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 5:08 PM
For me...I have the degree, but I have never been able to break through to the corporate world. I figured it out a few weeks ago. I have ADHD. It is holding me back both personally and professionally. But, instead of whining about it...I am doing something about it. I am going to get help managing my ADHD from a professional. Now does that mean medication? I don't know at this point. Maybe for a little while until I can learn to control it better. But I don't expect professionals or family to make acceptions for me that they would not make for someone else. It is my issue...I have to correct it.
nomorehopeandchange Wrote: Jul 25, 2012 7:41 PM
Bravo to you Tish and I wish you the very best. There is not a one of us that does not have something that will hold us back if we let it. You've chosen to work at correcting that something in your life and refusal to fix WHATEVER the problem is means failure. Not letting anything stop you means success.
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