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Poll results: Which mustache(s) are you unwilling to hire?

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  • Chevron

    1 3.45%
  • Dali

    2 6.90%
  • English

    2 6.90%
  • Handlebar

    2 6.90%
  • Petit Handlebar

    3 10.34%
  • Painter's Brush

    2 6.90%
  • Horseshoe

    0 0%
  • Toothbrush

    10 34.48%
  • Lampshade

    3 10.34%
  • Pencil Mustache

    4 13.79%
  • Pyramidal Mustache

    1 3.45%
  • Fu Manchu

    4 13.79%
  • Imperial

    4 13.79%
  • Walrus

    2 6.90%
  • All of them. Mustaches are terrible.

    4 13.79%
  • None of them / Why do you hate Amurrica?

    12 41.38%
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Thread: Mustaches and hiring discrimination

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    Cyburbian kalimotxo's avatar
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    Mustaches and hiring discrimination

    As someone who grows different facial hair configurations almost every fall/winter, I'm acutely aware of the unique responses many people have to mustaches. I personally like my mustache, but I'm curious how prospective employers might respond to it or other mustaches. I figured what better way to find out than to poll my fellow Cyburbians.

    Here's the scenario: You're a hiring manager. Which of the following mustache styles would be a dealbreaker for a prospective employee?

    (wait for the poll!)

    Process and dismissal. Shelter and location. Everybody wants somewhere.

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    Cyburbian Rygor's avatar
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    The "toothbrush", also known as the "Hitler" 'stache. This isn't the 3rd Reich.
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    I personally find creative mustaches quite interesting and though I wouldn't want facial hair myself, I would love to grow some kind of creative leg hair if I could (hahahaha jk).

    Odd, but interesting, movie La Moustache http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0428856/

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    Quote Originally posted by kalimotxo View post
    Here's the scenario: You're a hiring manager. Which of the following mustache styles would be a dealbreaker for a prospective employee?
    Hiring manager at what type of facility? If I were the hiring manager at Dr. Shapiro's House of Electrology and Laser Hair Removal I would find any of these mustaches unacceptable on any of the women in my employ.
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    As long as they were on men, I wouldn't automatically refuse to hire any of them. Gotta say though that the extreme upturns, downturns, and Hitler styles would make me interview them more closely for fit within whatever organization I was hiring for.

    BTW, I'm a longtime wearer of moustaches, beards, sideburns, etc.
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    I hate mustaches. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I myself cannot grow one. Now afternoon shadows... I would hire those dreamy guys in an instant!!
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    Cyburbian kalimotxo's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    Hiring manager at what type of facility? If I were the hiring manager at Dr. Shapiro's House of Electrology and Laser Hair Removal I would find any of these mustaches unacceptable on any of the women in my employ.
    You are a hiring manager at your current place of employ. Assume that all prospective mustachioed employees are male or cross-dressing females.
    Process and dismissal. Shelter and location. Everybody wants somewhere.

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    Great thread idea!

    I believe the type of moustache one sports definitely says something about that person's psychological make up. Unusual/bizarre styles scream LOOK AT ME. Maybe that's okay if one is looking for a very artistically-oriented individual, but for the business of pointy headed bureaucrats there is pretty much only one valid style.


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    Never trust a man with a moustache...unless it's 1980s Tom Selleck...
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Great thread idea!

    I believe the type of moustache one sports definitely says something about that person's psychological make up. Unusual/bizarre styles scream LOOK AT ME. Maybe that's okay if one is looking for a very artistically-oriented individual, but for the business of pointy headed bureaucrats there is pretty much only one valid style.
    What do you call that one, Maister? Looks more traditional than a Chevron, too trim for Walrus. How about Business Casual?

    Mine is currently a Chevron-Horseshoe hybrid. But I'm a grad student and therefore somewhat expected to look like a weirdo.
    Process and dismissal. Shelter and location. Everybody wants somewhere.

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    As long as they were on men, I wouldn't automatically refuse to hire any of them.
    We took a woman to court that had the biggest, stringiest mustache I'd ever seen. The judge called her Mr. He was so embarrassed. It didn't help her name was a uni-sex name and not Mary or Julie or something obvious.
    I burned down the church to atone for my transgressions.

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    I prefer the hair on the guy behind the guy with the 'stache.
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    I was trying to grow one, but Mrs. H put her foot down. Said she didnt want to walk around with me with a stache. I called her bluff, grew one last summer. She was not bluffing. I thought, oh well, I dont really need one...
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    I dont know what half of those types of staches are. I think we need picture references to make an informed decision. I had a mustache for a while, not sure what type, but I kept getting food in it and it was annoying. Now I'm sporting the chin beard ala Scott Ian of Anthrax. I'm guessing that wouldn't be a great hiring feature either
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    Any guy with this stash must be hired immediately .


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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I dont know what half of those types of staches are. I think we need picture references to make an informed decision. I had a mustache for a while, not sure what type, but I kept getting food in it and it was annoying. Now I'm sporting the chin beard ala Scott Ian of Anthrax. I'm guessing that wouldn't be a great hiring feature either
    Is the JPEG in the first post not showing up?
    Process and dismissal. Shelter and location. Everybody wants somewhere.

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    Ah HA!

    In related news this ONE is one week into growing a FULL BEARD! I'm in competition with my building inspectors to grow the most manly beard in the office. I'm SOOOO far ahead it isn't even funny.

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    Oh I wish I had a pencil-thin mustache. The Boston Blackie kind . . .

    Probably gotta be a Parrothead to get that reference.

    A Hitler 'stache would definitely be hard to take. A Dali would raise a few eyebrows. But, being a guy who sports a mustache and beard, I am not likely to discriminate against a fellow for sporting manly facial hair.

    Of course it depends on what you can get away with. William Powell rocked the pencil-thin mustache but John Waters looks creepy. And Sam Elliott can pull off the big 'stache that few others would dare even attempt.
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    Sorry, but as a woman, I find facial hair pretty un-sexy on most guys. There are always exceptions though
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    Quote Originally posted by giff57 View post
    Any guy with this stash must be hired immediately .


    I agree. Sam Elliot FTW.

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    I just keep checking in here to see how one of you uses the word "mustachioed"

    That diagram kalimotxo posted is extremely informative. I know feel like I can speak to the topic with authority. But talk is all I can do because, sad as it may be, I cannot grow a mustache. Its true. I'm just not a very hairy guy. Oh, I have to shave and all of that, but any attempts at a mustachioed appearance (nice, huh?) result in my looking like an 8th grader who just catapulted into puberty - scrappy, sparse, unattractive. I also have light hair, so unless you are REALLY close, you might not even notice.

    So, I prefer to keep it clean. And I find that, in my own experiences, more ladies prefer less hair than not. Can you decipher that sentence?
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    Wahday, consider yourself lucky. You probably don't have back hair.

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    This is one of the funniest threads I have read in years!
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    The classic ofos look

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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    I just keep checking in here to see how one of you uses the word "mustachioed"

    That diagram kalimotxo posted is extremely informative. I know feel like I can speak to the topic with authority. But talk is all I can do because, sad as it may be, I cannot grow a mustache. Its true. I'm just not a very hairy guy. Oh, I have to shave and all of that, but any attempts at a mustachioed appearance (nice, huh?) result in my looking like an 8th grader who just catapulted into puberty - scrappy, sparse, unattractive. I also have light hair, so unless you are REALLY close, you might not even notice.

    So, I prefer to keep it clean. And I find that, in my own experiences, more ladies prefer less hair than not. Can you decipher that sentence?
    If I go a few weeks without shaving, I start getting asked for an ID when I order a beer. Then they laugh when I show them how old I am or call over their friends. So for that reason, I would never hire a man or a woman with a mustache.

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