Sì! Sì! Sì! Perché "sguardi like you're trying”, Seth scrive. A dear friend of mine is out of town meeting with an organization about a nice position with them. I argued, begged, and pleaded with him to wear a suit. It's a position where a suit is appropriate and fully within the salary offered. I tried everything… no budge.
“I don't do suits”, he says.
"Ho chiesto e mi hanno detto che indossano tutti i jeans", dice.
"E allora !?", dico I.
He didn't wear a suit.
Now granted, he will most likely get the offer. I don't doubt his incredible ability nor his personality, drive, and dedication. I felt totally ‘old school' telling him to wear a suit. He and I both work for companies that are dressed down and casual. It wasn't always like that, I worked for companies where I threw a tie on every day. I don't mind it… makes me feel important. It does, I must admit. 🙂
I simply didn't have a good answer for him when I kept bugging him, but I'm sure that a suit would have resulted in a better offer, better options, better something! Perhaps simply additional respect. A suit is simply an investment in yourself. Wear the suit, get the cash… put it in the dry-cleaners until next time. What's the downfall? No one laughs at a guy in a suit. But they might laugh at the guy in jeans.
In passato ho deciso personalmente di farlo non hire people because of their dress code and their hygiene. It's unfortunate… but I did pass them by even though they were very talented. Why? I never thought about it before, but Seth hit it on the head… it's because they were not cerca. Il ragazzo (o la ragazza) in giacca e cravatta era cerca. They put on the fancy socks, shined the shoes, tied that Windsor 3 times, put the collar pins in… and took the jacket on and off 3 times so it wouldn't get wrinkled. What a pain! But they did it. Why? Because they were trying!
È sbagliato? Sto invecchiando?
Vorrei aver letto questa voce un paio di settimane fa, così avrei potuto rispondergli. Proprio come Seth parla dei palloncini di marketing al posto di vendita di auto, un abito fa sembra che tu ci stia provando.