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Mistaking the suit for power and respect instead of the act - The Autobiography of Russell
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Mistaking the suit for power and respect instead of the act
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zimzat From: zimzat Date: May 21st, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
The thing I wonder about going to job interviews in a suit and tie, as someone who has sat on the other side of the table, is what this person will really be like and dress like on a day to day basis. That's the person I want to see when I'm evaluating them for a job. If they come into the job the first day in raggy shorts and a holey wife beater I think we're going to have a problem. I want to know they have decent clothes for their day to day too. Ahem. Getting a bit too technical here.

I don't own any suits, though I do own several ties. Black slacks is the closest I get to dress pants though I almost never wear it.

I hear what you're saying about the view of suits from different social situations. I suspect your upbringing and/or field of study has made you even more aware of the situation from an outside perspective. I would like to think academia is even better placed to realize this and change their behavior than the rest of the business world is. Maybe I should go into academia? heh, I have entertained the idea a few times as where to go with my career path.
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