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    Thoughs on hair length.

    I'm nearing the end of my trade school and will be applying for jobs. I've got fairly long hair (about collar length, maybe a couple inches longer) and I'm a kind of attached to it ~no pun intended~. I want to know your guy's perspective on having long hair. I keep it well kept and off my face, brushed back (not pony tail). Do you think that will be a big hit aginst me in interviews or will it be alright so long as I keep it sharp.

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    I suppose it will depend. But in general short hair is preferred.

    If you interviewed with me, I would bring it up. If someone brings it up, then it's an issue.

    Especially of concern for most resi companies.

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    Hair can get caught in moving parts. I'd even suggest wearing a hair net or something while working. Could be a liability issue for your employer - the guy who wants you out there making him money as opposed to down and out, collecting comp payments.

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    Im just an employee but IMO, as long as its kept looking clean and neat I don't see an issue.

    Just keep it safe when working like said above.

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    Long hair in the south doing AC is a liabillity. It IS a safety issue and after a day or two in the szn you'll grab the nearest duct knife and take care of it yourself.

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    That reminds me, I should check out the local barber shop tomorrow, already coming up to 2".. The usual shop canned my regular guy and his replacement isn't nearly as good or as funny.

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    Hmm, guess ill be looking into getting it cut then. I've always worn a hat while i work, keeps the hair held back and tucked away, plus it doesnt look goofy like a hair net.

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    Just get a perm!
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    Lol, a perm. I actually used to have one back in the mid 80's. Early 90's I thought I was a hair band rock star with hair down the middle of my back. I keep it barely longer than a burr now and love it.

    If I were looking for a job Id probably cut it. Hair grows back, for most of us

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    Speaking as someone who had hair down to his belt at age 27, I'd say get it cut.
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    Jesus never got a hair cut, so why should you?
    "Politicians are the lowest form of life on Earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician"

    - General George S. Patton

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Jesus never got a hair cut, so why should you?
    He wore a robe and sandals too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbharvey View Post
    He wore a robe and sandals too.
    Oh I knowz!...who knows what he had hiding under there?
    "Politicians are the lowest form of life on Earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politician"

    - General George S. Patton

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