Dressing For Success



   When I was looking for my first job, back in the early 1980’s; I was told to dress up, meaning a nice dress, hair done, not to much perfume, little make-up not much. Smile when I walked into a place of business, shake hands firmly, not rough. Always say thank you for your time. During the interview process I knew my answers, I knew I was qualified for the job, and I went after it. I normally got the job I really wanted, and succeeded at the job, usually getting raises along the way. Continue reading


Casual Dress Day Call-Offs



      I have been doing some research for a paper in college, some things I have read were rather surprising to me. One article stated that some people usually call off on Fridays if it is a casual dress day. Do you think this is right? I certainly do not, I think it’s absurd to do, and if the employer allows this to continue he is no employer in my book.

     I understand the thought behind casual dress for work some of the reasons behind this theory; but there are ethics to consider, benefits to and for the company to consider. From the readings i have done it said something like this,” the average employee preforms better if they are comfortable in their surroundings as well as their clothing”. Come on folks their clothing, really? You went looking for a job, hopefully you dressed appropriately for the job interview, now your stating you feel more comfortable in wearing casual clothing instead of business attire? Something sounds fishy here to me. I wonder how many others find this rather absurd or funny? Even if you do not agree with me, tell me why or why not.

What Are Your Thoughts On Casual Dress At Work?

I have worked in places where uniform was required; also worked as a department manager, I dressed the part, skirt, dress with jacket, dress slacks with sweater or blouse with jacket. I believe in looking professional. First impressions are a lasting impression. 

It bothers me when I go into a professional office,  and I see employees dressed casual.  Wearing pants and pull over shirt. They are clean, neat, and we’ll groomed.

I am doing a paper on Casual Dress Friday’s ( it does not matter what day this is just the name of paper.) I am looking for honest opinions from employees, customers,  and employers. 

I have given my honest opinion,  that is all I am asking in return. I am not looking for blame; accusations, or hostility. Everyone is entitled to their own views, thoughts, and opinions; that is all I am asking. Please no fowl language.

Casual Dress in Work Place

What are your thoughts on Casual dress in the work place? Do you believe the clothes make the person? What do you classify as casual dress?

My thoughts are when I walk into a place of business I want to see professional dress; not jeans, t-shirts, tank tops. My opinion is you are also representing your place of business so dress accordingly.