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Posted: 8/22/2005 9:07:06 PM EDT
Okay folks.

I'm not very good at growing facial hair. But I've been slowly doing so over time because I'm now a graduate assistant, and when I have some scruff and whatnot, I don't look 16. And I figured looking 16 in front of a bunch of undergrads might be bad.


I'm also working as an intern at a government contractor. In a program run by a retired Sgt. I start tomorrow (I'm so jacked up/nervous/excited that I can't sleep apparently). I figure looking more clean cut might help there. My father (a fmr gov't employee himself) said the half assed beard I have should be fine. But I don't know.

Should Spade Shave?
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:10:36 PM EDT
I hate shaving, but for a g-man it's necessary.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:11:24 PM EDT
Keep going and shave your head too.

Its liberating.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:14:28 PM EDT
Don't be a bum..........shave gawddammit!

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:15:14 PM EDT
Don't be a hippy
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:17:04 PM EDT
I'm dead serious.

1. Look in the mirror
2. Ask yourself: "Would I hire me if my JOB and FAMILY was on the line?
3. Act accordingly

If you can, looking yourself in the mirror, walk in there, and, be ok, then, go with god, but, don't be timid. The worst mistake you could make is to not be confident inyourself.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:18:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 9:18:45 PM EDT by Death_006]
No, don't shave your pubes!!!!!!!!!

ETA-I didn't even read th topic, my bad.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:20:00 PM EDT
Only shave your eyebrows off
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:22:44 PM EDT
You'll look like a kid trying to look older with a trendy beard.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:26:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BulletBait:
You'll look like a kid trying to look older with a trendy beard.

It's not at the point where you could call it "trendy".
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:28:04 PM EDT
Shave for now and then find out how big a stickler your supervisor is then go from there.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:28:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:29:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:

Originally Posted By BulletBait:
You'll look like a kid trying to look older with a trendy beard.

It's not at the point where you could call it "trendy".




Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:30:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:
Okay folks.

Should Spade Shave?

I think Spud should shave
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 10:40:38 PM EDT
I hate shaving. When I got out of the service I bought a beard trimmer and now I trim my beard at the shortest setting. It looks like I haven't shaved in about 3 days. I love it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:55:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BridgerNY:
Don't be a hippy

+1. Nothing looks worse than a half ass beard. Shave it off!
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:00:29 AM EDT
get your back waxed instead
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:12:28 AM EDT
Shave--get a clean cut hair cut and walk in like you own the place but are willing to learn anything.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:26:46 AM EDT
I was already balding by then, but took years before I raised the blade and became a chrome dome - and have been sexy every since.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:35:17 AM EDT
Shave, professional looks get better $$$
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:51:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
Leave it. If the boss has a 'dress code', he'll tell ya.

So not good advice for a young man. Nothing screams slacker louder than a scraggly 25 hair 'beard' on a young guy.

It just isn't professional and doesn't even come close to portraying that image.

Well... Unless you're one of those starving artist hippy types, I suppose.

To me, and I may be wrong for this but, it makes me think the guy's lazy and can't be bothered with his appearance.... I can't take that kind of person seriously, and I'd have major doubts whether he'd take his JOB seriously. Again, I may be wrong, but most often I tend to think I'm not on this.

I guess it may sound stupid to form an opinion on "looks" but they very often drop clues as to how the person is. If they don't take their appearance seriously, why would I think they'll take the job seriously ? I suppose that smacks of prejudicial thought, but that's just me....

I go with the "shave it" side here..... Especially if you're going to be a .gov intern, working for an old salt, ex-serviceman. It's just more professional looking and I'll hazard to say, he'd get taken more seriously, even WITH a babyface...

Again, just my opinion, for whatever that's worth.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:55:36 AM EDT
You already have the internship without meeting the guy that runs it?

Sounds like looks aren't that important.

Just make it look well cared for.

If you go in without it, and change your mind, it'll look like shit while you grow it. If you go in with it and then shave later on, it's just a decision.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:57:31 AM EDT
I think people should be clean cut regardless of job. I shave each day, and have my hair cut every 7 days.
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