*“Norm” Stand for normal
*Cliff Notes Would someone with out of the “Norm”/altered features about their appearances effect you submitting an application, or selecting them as a sitter? I would like honest opinion, and would like to know honest feedback why. Let’s have a discusion
Hi Again Everyone
I’ve had a lot of thoughts and questions come to mind today, and decided to ask for everyone’s opinion on another subject. A topic that crossed my mind today is appearances, and how it could impact selecting more a sitter, however could also effect HO getting applications. Would someone that has something different about them, that could be considered out of the “Norm”(Wild Hair colors, Tattoos, Piercings, any visual body modifications) influence your decision on apply for a sit, or selecting a sitter?
I will use myself as a prime example, however I will give you a brief history for my reason, and also I should note, I do touch on this on my profile as well.
If you look at my primary picture on here, and my main picture on my profile, you will see as of this moment (I have an appt on the 8th to change it again), I have dark blue hair. It wasn’t until recently did I decide to do something so wild and different. However my current career path as a Merchant Mariner(non military sailor) has allowed me change my hair whatever color I want, and honestly my employer doesn’t care as long as I do my job. However for the longest time before I started this dream career of mine, I worked in customer service based jobs for 25+ years. Everything from being an assistant store manager for an auto repair shop, to waiting tables oh so long ago. Oh course a lot has changed in the last 25 years, and for the years prior, you used to always have something as close to natural, and not stray to far from that. This is of course because of a lot of stereotyping. It is just now becoming more accepting for people to do these things. I myself have always been envious of others that have been able to do it, and of course after being in this field for over 2 years, I made the jump and changed up my hair, and I LOVE IT!!! I find it fun, and exciting. I have met more wondering people, and had some of the most fun interactions with people, and it all started with my hair. So I’m going to keep with it for a time, or until I finally give up and let the greys finishing taking over.
So with this, let’s go back to the question at hand.
“Would someone with out of the “Norm”/altered features about their appearances effect you submitting an application, or selecting them as a sitter?”
Would you even give myself, or another person a chance, just based on the fact they have changed something about themselves? Or would you automatically skip over them, and not consider them? Honestly you can apply this to many facets of people’s lives, but for the time being, we will stick with appearances. I would like to hear honest feedback and reasons for their answers, so that I may be able to see things from a different angle, or just understand it more. Plus It’s honest curiosity to be frank.
Thanks for attending my Ted talk. And Lastly a picture of the last visit to the Salon, just prior to setting sail the end of January for reference.
****Oh Oh Oh…I should also mention, I travel with my Night hair cap, 2king size Pillow protectors with pillow cases, and my own set of travels towels, so that I do not stain anything that I use that at hotels, airbnbs, or HO properties.