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May 3, 2013

Dear Abby: Job offer from dad has too many strings attached

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My parents raised me to be nice to everyone, even if they weren’t in my circle of friends. I’m not claiming that I was a saint in school, but I did try to stand up for people who were being picked on.

I wanted to share with your readers that any act of kindness probably means more than you know to the other person. I will be sharing my parents’ message of kindness with my own daughter, and I hope other parents read this and do the same.

:Passing it on in Ohio

:Dear Passing it On: Thank you for a wonderful letter. Your lesson in compassion is one that all parents should discuss with their children.

:Dear Abby: I’m an 18-year-old girl who will be job searching pretty soon. I have never felt the need to wear makeup in my day-to-day life, but now I’m wondering. Is it unprofessional to go into a workplace sans makeup? Will future bosses think I don’t look put-together? I wonder if any other girls my age are having the same confusion.

:Ready to be out There

:Dear Ready: It depends upon what kind of job you’ll be searching for. If you plan to work with the public, you should try to look your best at all times. For your interviews, you should be neatly, but conservatively dressed. And as for makeup, you needn’t apply it as though you were going onstage, but a touch of color wouldn’t hurt.

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Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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