Don’t I look like a yes-man here?
The company I work for likes to think about its potential future manager types about once per year (really, they should be thinking about them — me — all the time, right?). So they needed me to fill out a form stating what I studied, when I graduated, what languages I speak (and to what degree) and stuff. For this, they needed a picture of me and my birthdate, too. I personally am OK with this, but I think the picture requirement and birthdate would raise a couple of red flags in the States — either from potential plaintiffs who got passed over and want to cry “age discrimination!” or “ugly people discrimination!” or from the lawyers and HR-peeps who want to avoid those lawsuits.
So Sarah snapped a few shots of me (wearing a tie, no less!), one of which got embedded in the form I filled out for myself. I’m happy to comply with the request without a fuss if it means my hat gets thrown into the ring for advancement within the company…
…especially because I’m not wearing pants in any of these.