Another one who made an absolute moral commitment never to have a real job.

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Now now, now now, you insulted him a little bit. You got a little out of order yourself.
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Maybe he could be a school teacher in France 🇫🇷.

France's most tattooed man told not to teach nursery children

His profession? School teacher. Well, I assume it's a union job. Also, it's France and supposedly it's not so easy to fire people over there.

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Mr Helaine, who is also known as "Freaky Hoody", said he was teaching at a school in Palaiseau, near Paris, last year when a three-year-old child told their parents that they had nightmares after seeing him.
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What effect does all that ink have on the human body?
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I was wrong in the OP.

Or rather I was right, but the world changed so I became wrong.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:44 pm Also, it's France and supposedly it's not so easy to fire people over there.
Can confirm, at least anecdotally. Knew a girl teaching English in Southern France who showed up for three weeks at the start of each school year and stayed at home for the rest thanks to some psychiatrist's certificate. Well, teaching can be unpleasant…
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Witness wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:27 am
Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:44 pm Also, it's France and supposedly it's not so easy to fire people over there.
Can confirm, at least anecdotally. Knew a girl teaching English in Southern France who showed up for three weeks at the start of each school year and stayed at home for the rest thanks to some psychiatrist's certificate. Well, teaching can be unpleasant…
Do you think she was gaming the system? That's what it sounds like to me. :notsure:
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Witness wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:27 am
Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:44 pm Also, it's France and supposedly it's not so easy to fire people over there.
Can confirm, at least anecdotally. Knew a girl teaching English in Southern France who showed up for three weeks at the start of each school year and stayed at home for the rest thanks to some psychiatrist's certificate. Well, teaching can be unpleasant…

When I first started my university job, there was a guy who had an office in our department but hadn't shown up for years.

The official reason was "health issues."

Of course, I asked around. "Health issues" was "mental health issues" but the university did not fire him.

I thought, "Paid for years without even having to show up. Cool. Good to know."

He actually did come to a meeting and it took me a second to figure out who he was. It clicked when he stood up to speak. He started out ok but then started rambling and the vice-chair told him to sit down and shut up. I think the expression used was 「座って、黙りなさい!」Which is rather strong for a university faculty meeting.

I never saw him again after that.
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Pyrrho wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:07 am What effect does all that ink have on the human body?
Good question.

Some basic risks for normal tattoos:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-life ... t-20045067

But it doesn't even go into the risks of tattooing one's eyeballs, like this guy. According to the article he actually had to go to another country for that, because it's illegal in France.

Eyeball Tattoos Are Even Worse Than They Sound

It's very risky and can even cause blindness or permanent eye damage if botched.

But he claims that kids who see his tattoos learn "tolerance" for people who look different, so I guess it's all good. :roll:
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When a society puts it's most fucked up members before the well being of it's children, that society isn't going to last, or it's going to become North Korea.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:23 am Do you think she was gaming the system? That's what it sounds like to me. :notsure:
Definitely.

It was a long time ago but I still remember we had a brief discussion which started to sour when I asked if she was OK with that. Not that I disapprove on "moral" grounds but that kind of gaming, as you call it, has consequences and will undo the rights people had conquered in much harsher conditions.
Or I was already a stupid old fart. :P