And yet another dimension: Fat.
I`m a fat guy, and I do my best to dress professionally, but I`ve certainly had job and business opportunities close up as soon as I`ve met a prospective client or employer in person.
The argument for an employer is that they may have to pay more for a sick employee (since we all know all fat people get sick much more often than thin ones), but it`s still quite disheartening. I`d rather employers post `no fat people` in their ads if they could, so I don`t have to go through the unpleasantness of getting a very interested email, going through a great telephone conversation, and then having a personal meeting stop dead in the water.
Short of losing the weight (I exercise every day, believe me), any ideas? I`m trying to do everything virtually so I don`t have to face prospects.
You probably can, if you`re willing to be unethical.
I`ve been investigating selling information products (ebooks and the like), and I`d say a good 60-70% of the stuff I`ve seen on Clickbank is unethical in one way or another, unfortunately - "run your car on water," "you can make millions online," `cures` for ailments that are easily found by doing a Google search. It`s disheartening; I don`t want to take money from people like that.
Maybe it`s just a matter of the hype needed to sell the stuff that bothers me.