Thursday, May 31, 2012

Clueless

A social worker tells me of a young man complaining about prejudice against Hispanics preventing him from getting a job--right after showing off his new forehead tattoo (large enough to take up the entire forehead) showing his gang affiliation.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You would think the shortage of under 30 kids without "tats" and body piercings would help those of us over 40 get a job, but unfortunately not....

Did you ever notice the kids with tats and piercings out at HP? You might not have unless you burnt the midnight oil. I saw them when I had to stay into the early AM or overnight when up against deadlines. I think they were all either overnight testers (probably duration paper changers) or doing custodial work wheeling bins around the floors.

One guy in particular is one I can't forget. He looked like a combination of Rod Steiger in The Illustrated Man (1969 movie) and Queequeg in Moby Dick (1956 movie)!

Perhaps I was just working too many hours and staring at monitors of code for too long. Fun at HP.

Clayton said...

Why would it help us? Hiring a bunch of pierced and tattooed freaks makes a manager feel edgy and with-it.

Anonymous said...

Do you think showing up looking like Queequeg for a job interview at one of the Boise web companies might give one a leg up (pun intended) in getting hired? Cannibal coders!