Originally posted by ferrellj:
I totally agree. The county curriculum is a joke. We're graduating kids that can barely read and write while wearing pants that hang to their knees then wondering why they can't get jobs.
Let me tell you a story. I own my own business and one day one of my employees came in with his hair dyed purple, hanging in his eyes and what appeared to be a fish hook in his lip. I told him he had to go home until his hair was back normal colored and out of his eyes and that disgusting fish hook was out of his lip. He couldn't understand this and explained to me that he was just trying to express himself. I told him so am I and unfortunatly your self expression clashes with the self expression of my business. He argued with me up and down about it. Finally, I asked him....what exactly is it your trying to express? Because all I'm getting is this guy is a moronic idiot. Is that what your trying to express to me? I'm all for self expression and understand your trying to find yourself. But you need to look for yourself on your time, not mine.
I was young once. I self expressed. But I knew better than to self express at work. I knew enough to understand that looking scary or ridiculous wasn't gonna earn me any brownie points when looking for a job.
Don't even let me start on the work ethics of kids today.