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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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A hair test will show it for longer periods, so if the company does hair tests and tests for Tramadol, you will also have a problem

Patrick C.'s Comment
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How attached to your natural hair color are you? The follicle (the only living part of your hair) passses on whatever chemicals are in your system to the hair fibers that are created. Your entire state of health is captured in that moment. Same that happens with your nails. You can tell a lot about a persons general well being just by nails and hair. Anyways, long story short, professional bleaching of your hair will greatly degrade the information your hair will be able to pass on. As the chemical process damages the inside of the shaft of the hair. I will not bore you with a long drawn out explanation.

I will not say it will erase such information only that it will degrade it. Also your hair grows between 1/8 to 1/2 " per month. Dependent on genetics, age, diet and general health. A general median is close to 1/4" per month. To conducts a hair test they want 1 1/2" of hair. So they get 6 months of background. Just saying.

Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Well, I have been a hairdresser for 32 years and I can say that no amount of hair dye or bleach will work in changing what the outcome of your hair test is. If it is keratin made from the elements in the body then short of getting rid of it; it is what it is. If they can't get the hair from your head they will collect it from somewhere else on your body. Just use the old family obligations excuse and put off going for a few weeks. It just is not worth it.

Jamie's Comment
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I emailed my recruiter and asked to postpone my orientation until 9-5-18 for family reasons and I gave her a reason. Hopefully I can postpone it.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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32 years definitely trumps 3. I just know the level of damage the harder chemical processing does to the hair. I was unsure of the level of degradation would be.

Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Awesome, a fellow hairdresser. It was good thinking, though. It does break it down and strip it but unless you disintegrate all three layers of the hair shaft, which would put it on the floor, the chemical make up of the keratin would still be present. Good job Jamie on putting it off. Better safe than sorry!!!?

TruckingVA's Comment
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I emailed my recruiter and asked to postpone my orientation until 9-5-18 for family reasons and I gave her a reason. Hopefully I can postpone it.

I'm sure they'll work with you. You did the right thing by keeping them in the loop and not just blowing them off. You won't find a better company to start with.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Awesome, a fellow hairdresser. It was good thinking, though. It does break it down and strip it but unless you disintegrate all three layers of the hair shaft, which would put it on the floor, the chemical make up of the keratin would still be present. Good job Jamie on putting it off. Better safe than sorry!!!?

I was a master barber in TN. I even went to the nail tech course, but decided somebody else can do pedicures. Barbers can do manicures in TN.

As far as chemicals, I loved using chemicals. But, I am sure you can figure out we don't get nearly the same amount of education or experience with chemicals as the cosmotologist side does.

Here is a picture of some highlights I did.

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Stephanie K.'s Comment
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What made you decide to leave the business? You sound like you were good at it? I am a cosmetologist. Did it all, pedis, Manis, artificial nails, skin, waxing, hair, etc... I just am burned out on touching strangers and listening to their B.S. all day. It just is not a positive place to spend my days any longer.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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The bigotry. I was a white barber in a shop that catered to predominately black clientele. Got tired of the racism. I even took a turn at being an instructor. That was even more of a pain. 2 things I always wanted to do was be a barber and drive trucks. After the military I have now done both.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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