scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Scoutmaster Minute? - The wrong (IMO) message
Tue Jun 13 2000 - 09:07:13 CDT
Beyond OSHA and NIOSH requirements there are good reasons to have, in
the appropriate setting, certain dress requirements. Generally they are
safety requirements. Were you to hire someone you could (and should)
provide them with both advice and proper materials to complete the task
at hand. You could also separate someone who, through their refusal to
take or utilize such precautions, increases your liability and place
themselves at risk.
I'd guess that your installations may require steel-tipped shoes; knee
pads, a hard hat, dust mask, etc. You don't want loose clothing around
machinery. When the candidate shows up with none of those items safety
advice is what's needed.
What you really need is someone with the ability to learn the task,
strength and willingness to do the job, and reliability to show up with
regularity. I've seen hardhats (which meet standards) shaped like
Stetsons - performance is what counts.
But, we were talking about a sport here, not a job/safety issue.
> My company installs copper and fiber cable. Summer's a busy
> time what, with school construction and renovation, and I
> hire college students and high school grads for the summer.
> Want to impress me? Show up for that interview wearing your
> ball cap backwards...better still, wear a "do rag". Drop
> them pants down around you butt. Unlace those sneakers.
> If one of the foremen tells you to turn your hat around or
> pull up your pants, be sure to remind him that it's OK
> 'cause you have rights. You're expressing your
Do you mean that you can appropriately measure a person by their "do
> Keep 'em on their toes - every manager needs
> challenges in order to say sharp.
Yes, they do.