Lawrence Corp prides itself on image, and I see nothing wrong with prioritizing the issue. We’re a dynamic company aiming for the top spot in the technology world, and people don’t buy technology unless it really looks good, no matter the functionality or whether it can project holograms and make your car drive itself.
And why shouldn’t this policy extend to staff members? We don’t just sit behind desks and talk to our customers through headsets. Lawrence Corp has its employees out there in the world, lobbying technology outlets and speaking to customers face-to-face. Why shouldn’t we have a trusted Melbourne anti-wrinkle injection professional visiting our office for a mandatory session with each employee to make them look their absolute uniform best? Personally, I’m fully supportive of this initiative from our great CEO, Mr Lawrence. If people come into our company on business or to make a query of some kind, they’ll see that all of our employees are a matched set of efficient workers who also have their appearances taken care of. Studies have shown that worker mentality can be improved with a uniform approach, and company-wide anti-wrinkle treatments are one such method. I’ve heard that the program is soon advancing to dermal fillers, a change I welcome. And not simply because the company provides them to all employees free of charge.
Lawrence Corp is so influential, they’re shaping the world of technology, the business sector, the stock market AND its employees’ faces, for the better. Of course, the treatments are strongly encouraged and not mandatory, but who would go against such a scheme? An expert in dermal fillers from Ballarat was flown in for their skill alone, so people know they’re in safe hands. And the treatments advance company interests. You wouldn’t want to go against company interests…now would you?
-Anika Fergus, P.A.
They say people aren’t allowed to grow old anymore. Pfft, I say. Pfft to the absolute max. I think these people are confusing growing old with looking old, but the two are totally different. There’s more to progressing through the years than simply getting yourself a few wrinkles, and thinking of it in such a linear way? That’s bad. That’s wrong. I do so hate it when people are wrong.
Like, take all those middle-aged protesters who arranged themselves outside a beauty clinic on the weekend. Oh, you know the protests…’beautification is evil’ and ‘natural beauty 4-eva!’ and ‘beautiful at any age!’
Of course, most of that is true. Beautification isn’t evil, but apart from that, it’s true. People can be beautiful at any age. But why should clinics in Melbourne offering anti-wrinkle treatments bear the brunt of your scorn? Their view of beauty is so shallow, it almost sickening. There are marks of age that can never be gotten rid of; wisdom, experience, not being able to get up the stairs as easily and really wanting grandchildren all of a sudden. What, do you think an anti-wrinkle treatment is going to stop you from calling your grown-up daughter for a two-hour conversation on baby names? No, it isn’t! That grandchild is going to grow up thinking his grandparent is one of the youngest-looking, hippest cats around, but that can only be a good thing, except if they ask you to skydive. Don’t skydive at the age of…oh, anything over 70. Even before then it’s a bit of a hazard.
But in terms of looks, people can look however they please without being judged. They should have that right, because age isn’t a box that you’re placed into at some stage because you look a certain way. So let people grow old, or let them stave off the wrinkles for a little bit! And if you know someone in Melbourne specialising in lip fillers, or laser hair removal…don’t egg their houses. It’s rude, and you need to rethink your priorities.
It’s true what they say: niche businesses are a real gamble. I took a business course after I left school, and a few of us gravitated together. We were informally called the Risky bunch by the tutor, since all our assignments were based on what we hoped to start when we finished. We promised to support each other through thick and thin that we’d help each other out, spread the word, all that…even for Billy, who wanted to start a wombat grooming salon. None of us thought it was a good idea, but he seemed to think that since he’d be the only one, he’d get ALL the business.
Not that my idea was inherently superior. I had this idea about people who did beauty diplomas and makeup courses, something big. Basically, it’d be like a callout services for people in need of makeup. It’s a tough gig to succeed in, makeup. Lots of people vying for jobs, a bit like…well, every industry ever. But here, I wanted to recruit some of the best of the best into a business that would send makeup artists out to all parts of Melbourne, perhaps with stations out even further. Suddenly found out that your in-laws are coming for a visit, spent all your time tidying the house and you look like a mess? We can be there in 20 minutes, guaranteed. Just pick up the phone, dial that number, tell us exactly what you need and one of our makeup agents will be right there. In the comfort of your own home, we’ll do whatever we can with the time you have, for a very reasonable rate! Repeat customers have the option of membership and discounted prices, and I intended there to be plenty of members. There would be standards after all.
Need some quick beauty pep-ups for a last minute night out? Or perhaps you just want to look fabulous, right now, no reason required. No problem! All our operatives are certified with a diploma of specialist makeup from a Melbourne university. We deal with all requests, big, small, weird and wonderful!
Or we would, if the business ever got off the ground. Any day now, I say. People aren’t going to suddenly stop being interested in being beautiful!