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    Beard and professionalism

    So, right now I'm rocking a really nice beard. It's thick and warm. However, I have to be in clinic next Tuesday (and it's a peds clinic) so I'm wondering if it should go. I have it trimmed nicely but it is a bit thicker/longer, darker than this:



    So should I get rid of it? As far as I know beards are totally allowed but I don't want to scare any kids.

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    Keep it. Little buggers deserve to be scared.

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    Pictures or it's just peach fuzz.

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    scaring kids is to hot right now.
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    As long as it's neatly trimmed you should be fine. It's the long crazyman beards that tend to lose professionalism points and scare small children.

    Some kids are wary of men with beards if they've never seen one before, but if a patient does act that way, just be sure to smile, ask them if they know any men with beards, etc. I would say that you should offer to let really little kids touch it, but I have no idea how to do that without sounding kode.

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    Santa Clause has a beard too. Most kids like him... Keep it! But make sure it's short enough not to tempt kids to pull it. Hurts like crazy if someone grabs the wrong spot on mine...

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    The children's hospital where my son is at right now, the chief of staff and another long term Dr in the hem/onc group rock beards. They see kids daily in the clinic. Doesn't seem any less professional then the non-beard docs to me.

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    Never trust a man with a beard.

    http://donalblaney.blogspot.com/2008...ith-beard.html

    That said, I'm growing mine back after having it clean for about 2 days.



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    Nothing wrong with a good looking trimmed beard.

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    I am a professional, and I have a beard.

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    damn. i was just logging on to start the exact same thread, title and all.

    today we had an office-wide photo shoot for an upcoming story in the newspaper, and my boss (father) mentioned more than once leading up to the shoot that it's a shame about my having to shave for the pictures. i've been growing this thing for three months, and i've become quite attached to it. needless to say, i didn't shave.

    i'm of the school of thought that a shirt, tie, and some decent shoes will balance out any beard creepiness.

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    A well kept beard exudes professionalism...crazy hermit beards, shaped spikey beards and goatees with braiding/beads all belong to homeless guys and college students.

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    I miss my beard. I can't grow one because of my current job assignment's safety rules.







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    it's ok, as long as, you have a pocket square..


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    Mine is just in the "too lazy to shave" stage. I always think I want to grow it out, but then I realize what a total PITA it is to have a beard and shave it off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Porter
    but it is a bit thicker/longer, darker than this:


    so in other words it looks nothing like your beard?
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    I have about a 4" beard right now, and shaved head. Where I work (teacher) this isn't an issue, but I would not even be permitted to work in the district my wife works for (no beards, no shaved heads), and my friend who is principal said he wouldn't even give me an interview if he saw me first. That hurt, actually.

    I see it as, if they won't hire me based on my looks, I don't want to work there.

    I also have my ears pierced, which I do wear in the classroom. I didn't at my old school and it didn't bother me. They are tasteful, but I can see the argument against them. I don't agree with it,but I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24601
    I have about a 4" beard right now, and shaved head. Where I work (teacher) this isn't an issue, but I would not even be permitted to work in the district my wife works for (no beards, no shaved heads), and my friend who is principal said he wouldn't even give me an interview if he saw me first. That hurt, actually.

    I see it as, if they won't hire me based on my looks, I don't want to work there.

    I also have my ears pierced, which I do wear in the classroom. I didn't at my old school and it didn't bother me. They are tasteful, but I can see the argument against them. I don't agree with it,but I see it.
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    Dang, I can't see that at work. Gimme a few hours....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxhacksaw
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