group grew up in the Bronx, attended the University of Miami (aka Suntan U.) and didn't have the personal hygiene and fashion sense necessary for an ambitious young accountant:
I had a big mustache and bad hair. Also, I had two suits, one brown and the other green polyester.
Okay, so Joe E was a hipster before being a hipster was a thing. That's respectable. But it's not like he was trying to stick out like a sore thumb. No one had the heart to tell him that he needed a little makeover:
I had no social graces, either — I didn't know where the bread plate goes on a table, had never drunk coffee out of a cup with a saucer. It took me a long time to realize that these things matter in the corporate world. No one was willing to tell me.
This got Joe the "low potential" label at Haskins & Sells (you probably never heard of them) for a while, but luckily he had a mentor who was able to steer him in the right direction:
I had a boss, a Hispanic woman, who gave me good advice. Right before I left on vacation, she said to me, "You're coming back without that mustache. You will never make it into management if you look like the Frito Bandito." I had never realized that was holding me back.
And now he's shown all of you!
However, the important question here is — WHERE ARE THE PICTURES? WE MUST HAVE THEM. If you dig these treasures up, email them to us immediately.
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