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Old 03-08-2006, 12:19 PM
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Thumbs up 15 Things Not to Wear to Work

http://msn.careerbuilder.com/custom/...195134869-X9-2

1. Underwear as outerwear. Camisoles or visible bra straps and lingerie scream "eek!" not "chic!"

2. Workout gear. Save your muscle shirts and spandex for the gym.

3. Soiled, stained or rumpled clothing. Neatness counts. Better to wear less expensive clothing that is immaculately cleaned and pressed than to sport designer grunge.

4. Shorts. Whether of the Bermuda or Daisy Duke variety, wearing shorts to work is just plain wrong.

5. Tattoos. Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have made tattoos seem almost mainstream, but many people are still put off by them. Best to keep yours under wraps or disguised with a heavy spray-on makeup made expressly to conceal tattoos.

6. Extreme hair color. Natural looking highlights are fine, but never dye your hair blue, magenta or other colors not found in nature.

7. Too much cologne. A strong scent is a turnoff to most people. Best to forgo fragrance and opt for the clean smell of soap.

8. Long, fake or wild-colored nails. Keep your nails short and neat. Avoid nail decals, black polish or "Elvira" length nails.

9. Grungy beards. In general, most companies prefer clean-shaven men to, say, ZZ Top. If you just can't part with your facial hair, at least keep it neatly trimmed. (And for gosh-sakes check in the mirror after eating that powder-sugared doughnut!)

10. Micro-miniskirts. Make sure there is no more than three or four inches between knee and hem. You want to be able to sit without giving a peep show.

11. Overly revealing attire. Too little is too much. Breasts, back and arms should be covered. Avoid overly snug fits by making sure there is at least one inch of room between body and fabric.

12. Athletic socks with street shoes. Men, the devil's in the details. People notice these things!

13. Body piercings. Studies show that most people view body jewelry as unprofessional and that people with multiple piercings are less likely to be hired or promoted.

14. Bare midriff. Make sure there is at least one-inch of room between body and fabric and that your shirt it is long enough to conceal your midriff. Let your clothes show off your good taste -- not your six-pack abs.

15. Low-rise pants. "Plumber's crack" is not acceptable anywhere. Period.

Finally, as a rule of thumb: If you have any doubt whether something you have on is appropriate -- go back and change.
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:16 PM
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This is godd stuff but I have one question, Bunny slippers, yeah or neigh?

Workin' from home,

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Old 03-15-2006, 07:31 PM
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This is godd stuff but I have one question, Bunny slippers, yeah or neigh?

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Old 03-16-2006, 10:26 AM
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Good post!

At first I thought it was pretty much common sense... but then I thought about my last office... yeah good post!
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:28 AM
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Things not to wear on an airport

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Old 04-28-2006, 11:51 AM
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:35 AM
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I have to add another thing: those t-shirts that say things like "boys are stupid" or "porn star" and stuff like that.
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:03 AM
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do people actually go into interviews wearing stuff like that? it would be kinda funny... and they would stand out... haha
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:10 AM
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do people actually go into interviews wearing stuff like that? it would be kinda funny... and they would stand out... haha

This is "What not to wear to WORK", not interviews. Although I've seen some Interview ones that basically contain the same info.

It's actually nice because I work doing accounting/payroll, but my company is extremely casual. I wear jeans & a company t-shirt and my nosering just about every day.
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Old 05-07-2006, 10:34 PM
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I just realized this was published on msn. Kinda funny if you think about it.

A website put out by a company who takes casual dress to it's own levels tells people what not to wear to work.

Shorts have been common at MSFT and I expect they will get more common as the weather gets nicer...........
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:18 PM
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I had an interview at a placement agency on Wednesday. Most of the people waiting to be interviewed were young people in their early 20s, and it was shocking to see what people were wearing! They were mostly guys, and were wearing dress shirts that were at least two sizes too big UNTUCKED and baggy, non-denim pants. Since when was "professional dress" anything that wasn't denim or leather? Oh, they were wearing sneakers too.
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Old 05-14-2006, 11:45 AM
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u 2??

i have seen the same thing, which is surprising. there are instances where agencies can send u to an assignment on the spot.


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I had an interview at a placement agency on Wednesday. Most of the people waiting to be interviewed were young people in their early 20s, and it was shocking to see what people were wearing! They were mostly guys, and were wearing dress shirts that were at least two sizes too big UNTUCKED and baggy, non-denim pants. Since when was "professional dress" anything that wasn't denim or leather? Oh, they were wearing sneakers too.
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Old 05-14-2006, 12:08 PM
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In all seriousness, you wouldn't believe the outfits I've seen on people coming to interview! The best one, though, has to go to the braless woman in a tank top, Daisy Dukes, 2" nails, high heeled sandals who looked like she should be applying at another type of business!
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:58 PM
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I wore a shirt to work today that said "Strange is not a crime," along with a kid size clown wig on my head.....but I also work for Head Start and my class was having Crazy Hair Day for class so ya know it was okay lol.
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:27 PM
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I had an interview at a placement agency on Wednesday. Most of the people waiting to be interviewed were young people in their early 20s, and it was shocking to see what people were wearing! They were mostly guys, and were wearing dress shirts that were at least two sizes too big UNTUCKED and baggy, non-denim pants. Since when was "professional dress" anything that wasn't denim or leather? Oh, they were wearing sneakers too.
Alot of my time at work is spent directing potential workers to their interviews, and yall would be so shocked at what these people wear! Now I know the grocery business is not a "real job" to some people, especially since alot of our workers are teenagers, but I just can't believe what they have the nerve to wear! Baggy Jeans, basketball jerseys, with of course, tons of gold chains, its just ridiculous! We had one girl who came in and she was wearing like a short skirt and 5 inch heels where it like laced 1/2 way up her leg, it was just terrible!


Everytime I have someone like that ask if we're hiring, I give them the info, wish them luck, and then once they're gone, shake my head in disgust, lol.
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