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Rolf_Rowan

Member Since: Tue Jan 23, 2018
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Paladin

Location: Prague, Bohemia
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Subj: morals and intelligence
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 at 12:53:25 pm EST (Viewed 164 times)
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Hi guys, Ive been away for awhile. thought I'd check in with a recent experience.

I recently sat in on a US led seminar in Asia about job discrimination. Quite a lot of different ways to unfairly discriminate against people in the work force, by gender, by race, by age (in Asia, ageism is a big thing, with people over 35 considered too old for ordinary jobs), by nationality. All disagreeable practices, I think we can agree.

But then they had "discrimination against people with tattoos." (In Asia, tattoos are associated with prostitution and gangsters).

I kind of resented tattoos being put on a level plane with these others. I mean things like your age, your race, your country of birth, etc are things you can't control, unlike the choice to get a tattoo. I mean if I'm an employer and I see someone who got a stupid face or forearm tattoo, I wouldn't consider it unfair discrimination to hold that against the candidate. I mean that was their choice (and is clear evidence of bad judgement to get something permanent like that.)

I mean, I think people can get whatever body art they want, but should have to live with the employment concequences. Putting tattoos in the same conversation as race or gender is pretty insulting to those with real greviances.

They think tattoos are for slobs or low-class people.
probably because in their society only slobs and low-class people or criminals get tattoos.


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