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Boss asked me if my hair was real

Started this discussion. Last reply by RedVermilion on Friday. 39 Replies

Hello all,I was diagnosed with alopecia almost 8 months ago when I first started losing my hair. I am an "essential worker" and have worked onsite alongside my lateral colleagues and subordinates…Continue

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RedVermilion replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"Oh hell no. Report that to the EEOC. (Asking what condition you have.) They can't ask medical questions and HR KNOWS THAT: Once a person is hired and has started work, an employer generally can only ask medical questions or require a medical…"
Friday
DaveW replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"Spot on"
Jul 20
Maz replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"Ah, looking through the comments a second time I notice that this all happened in the recent past. Eve has dealt with the situation in a level-headed manner and I think she's going to be just fine. "
Jul 19
JimB liked eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
Jul 19
Maz replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"Wow, so much vitriol. It does seem to be a new age thing. There was less anger in the past but, yes, some older people can be just as angry as others. You proved your point. If this boss meant to offend he will do so again. If not he will be…"
Jul 19
Tundra Woman replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"Exactly. Thank you. Allow me to clairify least there be some continuing speculation I am a young person and therefore am somehow taking undo “offense” due to my misguided, uninformed youth as apparently I am one of those “quite a…"
Jul 19
Sheridan Ruth replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"There is so much here... Firstly, I would address the emotions around the experience and process them. By doing that you'll be able to look at this with a clearer head, and have more productive communication. Secondly, what is your desired…"
Jul 19
DaveW replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"Wow, he is dumb!  Most often people pull that shit privately so as to avoid showing who they are.  I have a couple of things to consider.   1) If it hasn't been long since the event go directly to HR and file a complaint.…"
Jul 19
Mike replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"Two thoughts here. Boss is either ignorant/arrogant  or not informed. Your reply could have been, yes, this is my hair. (I paid for it). This sneaked up on you, be prepared next time."
Jul 19
Maz replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"I'm quite a bit older than many who have replied to you. I know that by reading what they have written. These days people take offence so easily when someone says something that they shouldn't without thinking. I bet your boss felt like…"
Jul 18
Tundra Woman liked eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
Jul 18
JimB replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
""""    The director started out the meeting (included several people, but no one I've talked about the wig to) by saying my name and, "look at your hair? Is it REAL?"  I just nodded no because I was on…"
Jul 18
John replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"Lol, I totally assumed it was a man."
Jul 18
lea replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"Hello, eve of horus and all, This stinks! And I empathize, some people are super inconsiderate and rude. I had a boss who told me after I shared my experience with Alopecia hair loss and trouble finding wigs I liked, that "I shouldn't…"
Jul 18
Tundra Woman replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"In my view this interaction was not about hair: It was about Power and Control in a professional setting. There is manifest-what we see, in this case the wig and then there is the latent, what it represents. The reality is the other person continued…"
Jul 18
Chris F replied to eve of horus's discussion Boss asked me if my hair was real
"I think often times we bring attention to our condition by feeling so down about it. The most times someone has pointed out alopecia to me was when I was thinking about it the most. It's a power of attraction deal you think the worst of…"
Jul 18

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About Me:
Just started losing my hair September 2020 at age 43. I am in the stage of "where is all this hair coming from?!" as it keeps falling out. I am trying to guess if all of it is going to fall out and how fast.

Other things about me: I live in Seattle and I love cycling.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia areata
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older
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