“[S]elf expression is the dominant necessity of human nature.” –William Winter
“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” –Henry Ford
I’m back! Ain’t it wonderful! Now that my site has launched, I have just a bit more time to add posts and announcements to this blog.
If you are an employer, then you will be happy to know that I have started a research program focused on hard statistics, so that any employer will not be able to argue with the facts. I know that you may have felt that I ignored you, but I have not. I realize that word has to get around to employers first. My goal is to find tangible results in current statistics so that I can tell employers that Lavoce: We Are People Too can offer a better, untapped workforce in the corporate world who will be loyal and productive to their company.*
I am in the process of collecting usable statistics that I can show to prospective employers. If you own a Goth business or similar fashion-oriented business then please send all and any statistics to firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can analyze it for employable traits. If you do not feel comfortable with giving me that data, then the second best thing is to send an email allowing me to set up polls on your site or to give me permission to contact your employees or customers for interviews.
Please click here to take the survey
*Note: We are not focusing on fashion freedom in such uniformed service organizations as the military, police, or construction workforce at this moment.
You may have noticed that I have not been posting as often as usual. There is a very good reason for that. I have been working hard to give you more value. I am going to totally revamp the website and relaunch it on Independence Day. Feel free to bookmark the new site so that you’ll be ready to use it once it is published:
I decided to rename the website so that it is more informational and descriptive since Lavoce: We Are People Too is not yet a household name. The site starts with the word “style” because style implies individual taste that is inherent and unique. As Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” In the same line, Jane Austen said, “One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s.” Blaise Pascal said, “When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we found a person.” When you enter a room, enter it in style. When you make mistakes, make them with style. Be free to live your lifestyle and always live your life with style.
The second word in the site name is “freedom” and that is why the new site will launch on a day of freedom. The third word is descriptive of the Lavoce: We Are People Too program. Lavoce: We Are People Too is not just a store. It is the first infomediary coaching program in existence. Access to the media store will occur in Phase 3 of the coaching program, not in the beginning because we all need to relearn the purpose of media as tools to help build a brighter future.
Phase is commonly used to mean a period or stage. Phase comes from “phasis” (Latin), which means “to bring light or to show” (that’s why the moon has phases). So, the phase of Lavoce’s ascension is a time of phasis; it is a time when we show the world that identity is not a phase and that we are unfazed by those who think it is.
Eventually, Lavoce will have employees who go out into the world in mainstream clothing with a bit of flair (e.g., rainbow highlight, nose ring, black nail polish). The extremely dressed employees will stay within the store locations as we want a gradual transition for the public. Flair comes from “scent” (Old French). It can describe a unique style or can mean natural talent. So, the external consultants who go out in the world with a bit of flair will show employers that they have missed out on a large segment of the American workforce who have a flair for good, solid job skills.
In Eruption: Hitherto Unpublished Pages About Men and Events, Mark Twain says, “Sane and intelligent human beings…carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.” What this means is that most of what we hear in society is a lie. Sometimes it is a blatant, intentional lie, and sometimes it is a lie “for general consumption” for the purposes of protecting oneself. If you are sick and tired of lies and lying, join with me to express your true feelings through words, actions, and “behaviors” the term employers use to cover deviations from their appearance policy. If employers think that showing the world your true self is bad behavior, that’s their problem (but it’s also yours, and that’s why we want things to change). As one of my favorite poets, Ralph Waldo Emerson, says in “Social Aims” (1875), “What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say.”
External Consultants are those who serve as Lavoce’s representatives in the traditional business world to help citizens understand why it is important to make fashion discrimination illegal. To convey a positive image to clients, our employees must dress appropriately. Always wear your name badge so that people may identify you even if their aim is to complain.
Dress Code for External Consultants
Do not wear the following when representing the company to the client:
- Capri pants
- Midriff tops
- Torn, cut, worn, or frayed clothing
- Wedding dresses
If you are an external consultant you may have tattoos that are minimal or concealed. When deciding what to wear remember that you are not going out to party. The goal is traditional business attire with one piece of flair.
Hygiene for All Employees
- All hands shall be clean. Wash hands after using the restroom.
- Any employee that sneezes or coughs must cover his mouth or nose, and then immediately wash his hands. Never sneeze or cough toward customers.
- Before coming to work everyone must brush their teeth, shower, and shampoo.
- Do not come into contact with anyone’s blood. Always use gloves.
- Keep all clothing items clean, without wrinkles, and without an odor. Clothing should also fit well.
- Apply nailpolish evenly with minimal chips no matter what color
- Keep hair groomed and clean even if in dreadlocks.
- Pluck nose/ear hairs
- Remove odors of any kind except breath fresheners
- Wear shoes because the floor could be dirty or because you may drop something heavy on your feet.
This handbook will acquaint you with Lavoce: We Are People Too (Lavoce) and give you information about policies affecting your employment. You should read, understand, and comply with all provisions of the handbook. It describes many of your responsibilities as an employee and outlines the programs developed by Lavoce to help employees. One of our goals is to offer a work environment that is conducive to both personal and professional growth.
No employee handbook can anticipate every circumstance or question about policy. As Lavoce continues to grow, the need may arise and Lavoce reserves the right to revise, supplement, or rescind any policies or portion of the handbook, as well as information and benefits, from time to time as it deems appropriate, in its sole and absolute discretion. The only exception to any changes is our employment-at-will policy permitting you or the Company to end our relationship for any reason at any time. Employees will, of course, be notified of such changes to the handbook as they occur. All such changes will be communicated through official notices, and revised information may supersede, change, or end existing policies. Only the President can approve any revisions to the policies in this handbook.
Suit and tie
Is a suit and tie not you? Seeking future staff:
- Ability to apply good judgment based on hard facts and able to ask the right questions to make a discerning decision is a must!
- Background and familiarity in advertising, marketing, public relations, and photography is preferred.
- Experience with startup or small businesses is preferred.
- Proximity to the nation’s capitol or access to Skype is preferred.
- Independent consultant seeking a permanent position is preferred.
- Experience with making money (social media marketing) and keeping track of money (tax accounting) is a must!
- The desire to change the world is a must!
- Experience with business law, geography, or a bar is a plus.
- The daily routine will consist of maintaining a web presence and collecting photographs of people using a model release form if using an unpaid volunteer, and inanimate objects for the purpose of marketing. The social media expert may, on occasion, serve as a speechwriter or spokesperson for the business owner when asked as well as a variety of ad hoc tasks.
- Salary will increase with the profit of the business.
Benefits are as follows:
- Flexible hours
- Teleworking option
- Emphasis on employee health
- Other benefits that will be revealed after acceptance of job offer
There will be no background checks, but there will be a credit check. You will need to prove your integrity and trustworthiness during the interview process. If chosen after the interview, you will receive a non-disclosure agreement, access to the business plan, and a place on the Board of Directors. If not chosen, then your résumé will stay on file.
Submit resumes after December 25, 2012.
*When the company exceeds industry giants in profit, all employees get a $500 bonus!