By age 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by age 50, approximately 85 percent of men have significantly thinning hair. But bald men still face some discrimination. Which leads to the question..can your hair loss be costing you your career? John T. Capps was denied a job because of his lack of hair.
Capps’ hair began thinning at a young age, and he was bald by the time he was applying for jobs as a college graduate. “I was really excited about an opportunity of sharing financial papers and calling on banks and businesses,” he explained to host Nancy Redd. “[They] sent me to Atlanta for the final interview and had an extraordinary visit, spent three or four days meeting nice people.”
“And then on the last day, when they brought us in to give us our review and whether we made it or not — then they were just casual enough at that time to say, ‘you know, the image of our company does not have room for a bald head. We are dealing with young people, you are going to be associated with young people, and baldness is kind of associated with more mature people. We need our company to represented by somebody that has hair.”
As unfair as it is hair loss sufferers have and will continue to be discriminated against.
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