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Wed., April 7, 2010, 8:21 a.m.

OTV: Bosses Cross Off Tat People

OrangeTV: The sad reality is, especially in places like Idaho, the majority of employers do cross applicants with visible tattoos of their list of potential new hires. I don't quite agree with that kind of old fashioned nonsense, but that's just kinda the way it goes. I see young people with a ton of crazy tattoos and I wonder if they realize that they'll either have to deal with being rejected by The Man or else find some form of self-employment, the latter being a good option anyway and something that most of my heavily tattooed friends have done quite successfully.

Question: Would you hire a tattooed person?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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