Nightmare about losing my dreads
Life Issues Facing Dreads
Yeah. One of the reasons I'm trying to finish school is because I want to have my degree instead of just my experience, which can really give me extra points when I do try to get a job. My goal is to be the whole package, everything and anything an employer would want, so much that they accept the looks part of the package also. And one day, if I can achieve all the goals I have set for myself, I think that will totally be possible.If I absolutely had to, I would cut them, sobbing the whole time, but no job I can get now will be worth it, and I don't have kids, and my partner can afford what we need with what he does, he only got the second job so we wont have to take out student loans. Once I have my degree, and I've done some of the other studying I plan on (multilingual goals) I am hoping to be so valuable that the rest is overlooked. Besides, unless I was being offered millions or something like that, I don't want to be a part of a company that wouldn't take me as I am. One of the reasons I quit a really good job I had before the most recent one. I hated the environment and I couldn't be myself, and I HATE playing the game (that's what I call all this silliness all these clones do). Pay was good, benefits great, but it was too taxing to play along, and even with my best efforts I was still considered the weirdest one there! They still love me though, and miss my work. I said I'd come back when things change, but not as they are currently. Bad economy or not, I wont lower my standards anymore, I'm tired of playing the game.
I think it's totally normal considering your circumstances. Like you said, you're anxious about not working and making ends meet, etc... but your dreads are really coming along and are a part of you now, yet you know that not every interviewer is going to be enthusiastic or approving of them.
Hopefully you'll never have to make the choice between your dreads and a job, but when it comes down to it, I would much rather have a roof over my head and shorter hair for awhile, than awesome dreads that I love but can't wash or care for properly because I'm living on the street due to nonpayment of rent.