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Thoughts on an analyst having a big beard (due to religion reasons), would you hesitate to bring him into your project

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OP, if someone is hesitating to get you on, they're most likely people you do not want to work with. Never compromise your values for anyone or anything. I'm a Muslim woman who wears hijab and junior in my career. I walk into work everyday with the confidence that I am seen as a value creator to my clients and colleagues. How I choose to dress and what I practice does not play a role in my performance. As long as you look polished (i.e. you're clean, you smell nice, you rock the appropriate dress code in the appropriate places), you are fine. If it helps, I'm not the only one -- I've met people across faiths who choose to present themselves accordingly. Do you and do it with pride. Our diversity only makes us better.

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Everyone is "all about" diversity these days... saying that to level the field that sometimes the message isn't always the reality unfortunately. My experience has been a mix of neutral and positive - mostly neutral because I've found that no one really cares or talks about it (except the folks involved in some sort of I&D). I don't personally share unless I need to -- on client site and in the office, I look for wellness or open office spaces to pray in. If I can't find one, I bring up the concern. I know that with guys, jummuah is also something you have to account for -- definitely connect with the Muslim ERG (if you haven't, I can put you in touch) and I know someone else that I can introduce you to. As for your SM, as long as you're aligned on expectations and are performing, they can't poke a hole in the fact that praying is "taking up your time." Are you consulting or strategy?

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Would definitely try not to be in the same building either!

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Unless his work record sucks, no.

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Male or female?

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Omg D1 😒

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I thought beards are in anyway.

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Obviously it depends if the religion is Islam.

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Confirmed, D1 is being sarcastic. OP, the beard shouldn't matter.

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That would be discrimination OP.

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I assume the male may be of Sikh faith. From my understanding, the beard is a critical part of their faith. Of course I would let him on the project. Why would you want to work with a client who has prejudices anyways ?

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Wow this thread just became muslimmingle.com !!! Enjoy y'all ;-)

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E1 A5 wasalaam! I would never compromise my deen for this job, I just wanted to see what others had to say

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D1 always Deloitte, stay classy

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^^^ lol. Direct to the point

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It's 2017. Staff them.

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God I love FB. Awesome post OP

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@A3 - fellow hijabi here, can we be friends? @OP - salaam bro, you do you. A3 is 100% right

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Salam

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OP - just know you got support. I'm going to set up a burner and feel free to totally connect, if you want. Also curious to know what prompted this question?

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OMG YES - send your burner! So excited to meet another hijabi consultant - I feel like we're 🦄 haha

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