| Nashville ||15 Aug 2015 7:20 a.m. PST|
Find a few rules to break now and then. Or always. Create your own style. Consider crazy socks or fun socks. Loud neckties. Or always wearing a vest or bowtie. Make yourself memorable and inviting, if it matches your personality
| Florida Tory ||15 Aug 2015 8:00 a.m. PST|
I'm in the software department. Business casual is considered dressy.
| Jlundberg ||15 Aug 2015 8:08 a.m. PST|
I don't want to swim in those waters. I grudgingly wear a tie when asked (for teaching) but hate suits.
| Sergeant Paper ||15 Aug 2015 8:16 a.m. PST|
When I'm in the office it is shorts, T-shirts, and flip-flops.
|Ed Mohrmann ||15 Aug 2015 9:31 a.m. PST|
Ruined a couple of nice 3-piece suits over the years.
But became 'known' for my funny neckties…and sweaters
in lieu of suit jackets…
| Saber6 ||15 Aug 2015 2:00 p.m. PST|
No Froging? No turn Backs?
|tkdguy||15 Aug 2015 3:05 p.m. PST|
I often wear a suit to work. I usually wear a fedora to work as well.
|Parzival||15 Aug 2015 4:30 p.m. PST|
One of the perks about being a writer and teen librarian is that I neither have to own nor wear a suit. And I only need wear a blazer if I go to graduations, weddings, and funerals.
Here's my most recent "fashion" concern: the surplus Soviet officer's courier bag which I bought to be my iPad bag proved to be of exactly the sort of workmanship one would expect of the vaunted worker's paradise. So I've been looking for a viable replacement. I also wanted a bag deep enough and wide enough to also hold full size rulebooks (including D&D size) and even a portable Apple keyboard.
I found this:
Yep, that's Chewie's bag. It's big, it's roomy, and it has the vertical orientation I wanted.
I thought, "But would it look professional?" And then I thought, "You write children's fantasy and science fiction, and you work with teens, leading D&D, SF, and strategy gaming clubs. To your 'clients,' it's the ultimate expression of your profession."
So I bought the bag.
|TNE2300||16 Aug 2015 3:31 p.m. PST|
I once did NOT get a job because I DID wear a suit to the interview
also because I was the only person to ever get a perfect score on their math test!
"But would it look professional?"
|tkdguy||16 Aug 2015 5:45 p.m. PST|
What job were you applying for?
|TNE2300||16 Aug 2015 8:52 p.m. PST|
| etotheipi ||17 Aug 2015 4:59 p.m. PST|
I hate casual Fridays. The rules say wear long pants, socks, closed toe shoes, collared shirt, tie, jacket. I really don't want to deal with if its Friday and you don't have a meeting with external organizations unless the most senior person is junior to you unless their boss is senior to our boss and the moon is in the second house and Jupiter aligns with Mars or whatever.
|Militia Pete ||18 Aug 2015 4:41 a.m. PST|
I had in my employment contract that I could wear jeans and a collared shirt. Of course for customer visits or owner visit I had khaki's. I work in transportation for a rendering outfit (whole different post)and was scolded when I wore the company mandated khakis to work because they were to baggy.
Sometimes they just want you to not go to work….
|Old Wolfman||11 Sep 2015 6:38 a.m. PST|
My bunch requires us to wear dark blue polo shirts and blue pants(any shade,however),or jeans. No sweat pants,though.
|Jakse375 ||10 Oct 2015 11:11 p.m. PST|
I wear a suit to work, a wetsuit. does that count as being "dressed for the job you want"?