Tattoos and Piercings; Should They be Accepted in the Workplace?

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Tattoos and Piercings are starting to be considered works of art. Despite that fact, many employers discriminate against individuals with either. 60% of employers said they ould be less likely to hire an individual with tattoos or piercings for fear of how their company would be viewed/presented.

Can They Do That?

Unless you live in the state of Arizona, yes, they can. Regardless of the First Ammendment, having a tattoo or piercing is not considered a right by the United States Goverment. Employers have the right to fire or hire as they see fit when it comes to body art.

Is It Fair?

No, I dont believe it is fair. Being the American that I am, I believe in my freedoms. I believe I have the right to dress myself however I please. I believe an employee should be judged on his/her ability to perform at work, not on the tattoos or piercings they do or do not have. I recognize that many others feel differently, and I am very interested in what people have to say. Feel free to express your opinion by commenting below.

 

 

 

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Is marijuana bad for you?

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Today I want to discuss a very debatable topic; should marijuana be legalized? Is the use of it something that should be embraced, or shunned?

According to an article written by Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of the NORML Foundation, humans have been harvesting and consuming cannabis plants since 7,000 B.C.E.
That’s quite amazing, considering I could find no credible documentation of deaths confirmed to be the result of consuming cannabis. The most I could find was an article on a German study “claiming” to have documented the first two human deaths resulting from marijuana. There is no coroners report that I could find, and the results from that study go against many other studies that prove cannabis is not harmful, including a statement in The Journal Of General Internal Medicine.

Compare the alleged two deaths to the 480,000 annual deaths (as recorded by the CDC) caused from cigarettes and tell me that marijuana should be illegal while cigarettes are.

Another interesting thing to consider about the use of Marijuana is what it could do to our economy. Over 550 economists agreed that legalizing marijuana could boost the economy by $100 billion a year or more in an open letter written to the President, Congress State Governors, and State Legislators.

The petition can be viewed here

I am a woman who listens to the facts, and these facts indicate that there is nothing to fear concerning the use of marijuana.

Do you agree?