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  •  Really? They like that whistling sound? YIKES! (2+ / 0-)
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    LSophia, zaynabou

    Well that explains a lot. I put on a nice suit and people ask me what law firm I work for.

    SNORT!

    •  My friend is a CPA/CFO (0+ / 0-)

      when he interviewed for a job at a sports equipment company (in the standard CPA uniform of a suit and tie) everyone was tripping over themselves to be nice to him. The whole workforce wore t shirts and shorts. Later, after he got the job, they told him they all thought he was from the IRS.

      "No one has the right to spend their life without being offended." Philip Pullman

      by zaynabou on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:01:49 AM PST

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      •  Wearing suits at businesses that don't (1+ / 0-)
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        zaynabou

        I used to be an engineering consultant who went on sales calls along with the sales rep.  One day we visited a Japanese engineering company, and decided to be conservative and do the suit and tie, since we didn't know them and Japanese companies tend to be conservative about dress.  They were in jeans, and asked us not to wear ties there again ("Two points for it being a Jerry Garcia tie, but we went to a lot of work convincing our management that nobody wears ties in California, so please don't mess it up for us :-)")

      •  I'm a lawyer in Portland, OR.... (0+ / 0-)

        ....and when I've taken public transit to work, I may have been the only one wearing a suit - during rush hour.

        And even in a seemingly conservative field such as law, the lawyers I know only wear suits when going to court or similar situations (meetings with bankruptcy trustees).  

        Business casual is preferred, and we tell clients not to dress up for hearings, and especially not to wear jewelry that might cause trustees to ask too many questions.  Clean casual clothes, and no jewelry.

        9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

        by varro on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 03:01:27 PM PST

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