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ANON1247032252192
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ANON1247032252192,
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12/10/2014 | 9:41:01 AM
IT Dress Code
Great article and slideshow.  I think strategically scheduled MIRROR TIME at the enterprise (not On the Enterprise) could be done at the start of the work day, at breaktime, at lunchtime, and at the end of the work day.  Also, let's not forget about the BUBBY system.  Yelp for help.
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10/22/2014 | 11:25:52 AM
IT Dreas Code: 10 Cardina Sins
"Never wear anything to work that you would also wear to bed." Great article..burn the Jorts and PLEASE never, ever socks with sandals. Great list of rules! I am lucky enough to wear a uniform daily, so I will definitely avoid getting arrested by the fashion police.
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10/2/2014 | 5:05:07 PM
Re: Just be clean

@jgherbert   No worries, I guess I would take advantage of any moron who thinks I am smarter because I have one of their childhood favorite accents.   Who said life was fair or even that most are smart ?  

Good thing we are writing this because I probably wouldn't understand you through the thick British accent - being all less inteligent and all.   : ) 

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10/2/2014 | 4:15:01 PM
Re: Just be clean
@Technocrati>

"I am so glad you brought this up, it has been a little known aspect of this quirky society that has annoyed me for many years."

Sorry, I didn't read any further - it didn't sound like your opinion was worth considering. *coughs* ;-)

(yes, quite) I shouldn't complain about it I suppose, as it's to my advantage perhaps, but it is interesting how certain accents can raise you up or, equally, put you down, quite unfairly.

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10/2/2014 | 4:02:00 PM
Re: Hats: The odd one out
@Susan Fourtané> Ack, I'm sorry to hear that; I hate when I lose all those thoughts and like you I frequently can't contemplate going back and writing them all out again!

By the way, my COO is a lady, which put me doubly on guard after your story! ;-)

 
Susan Fourtané
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10/2/2014 | 3:34:17 PM
Re: Hats: The odd one out
jgherbert, 

I lost my post to an error of the system. I will not write all again. Sorry for that. Just two things: 

"With that said, I had a meeting with my COO last week, and after reading your post I did give my shoes a quick shine. See how shallow _I_ am? ;-)"

How nice. :D I am glad you did. He was probably impressed. ;) 

I had written a little crude observation about appearances and how appearances even matter in what people say, but not really think. Too bad I lost the post. :( 

I'll come back later to tell you about an experience I had about how appearance matter, later when I am less upset for having lost the post. 

-Susan

 

 
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9/30/2014 | 11:23:26 PM
Re: But what about...
I know a few people who can truly rock a bow-tie. I'm not one of those people, but I'd allow for bow-tie exceptions, even if inspired by Dr. Who.
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9/30/2014 | 11:05:34 PM
Re: IT and academia have many of the same clothing issues

kstaron- Just curious did the unusual footwear choices make you question the individuals professional choices?

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9/30/2014 | 3:10:55 PM
IT and academia have many of the same clothing issues
I worked in academia for while and oh the socks and sandles! they were everywhere. Coming from a lab enviroment, I always had a thing against open toed shoes in the office. (In a lab they are down right dangerous due to heavy equipment, corrosive chemicals and such) For me, the most offensive thing at the office was the ripped up post college grunge style that made them look like they just didn't care.
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9/29/2014 | 2:29:28 PM
Re: Just be clean

--Another interesting side note is accent. I'm British and have a 'home counties' accent (around London, but not a London accent), and I have been assured that my accent gives my opinions extra credibility and give me a additional perceived 10 iQ points or so.

 

@jgherbert   I am so glad you brought this up, it has been a little known aspect of this quirky society that has annoyed me for many years.   The ol'  "you have a accent, so you must be much smarter than us none accent speaking people are !"   I have seen this erroneous thinking carried out, thoughout my entire career, it was cute at first, now it is down right insulting.

British accents are approx. worth 10 + and you will have hit the jackpot if you have a German one ....that one is at least 50.   What a joke and I give kudos to you for even mentioning it.  

It is usually the (ironically) unspoken  word  amongst execs and HR.

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