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Learning from interviewing

I now understand how men feel when sitting around or near or across from us. I understand a man's point of view, because clearly, "business dress" means that you have to wear a jacket, but you can wear a corset underneath, complete with low-cut, cleavage-revealing lace.

WTH?? I can't HELP but look! No wonder guys stare...chicks are putting it out there for everyone to see. And I HATEHATEHATE when women argue that "they should be able to wear whatever and not deal with comments and looks". If you dress up your turkey for thanksgiving, then expect it to be eaten, girlies. That's the way it is. Exposing yourself almost BEGS other people to look RIGHT THERE rather than at your face or what's on your desk.

LOL. And I'm a *girl*. I realize that the style now is to wear scooped neck and v-cut shirts. And I can't help it that I hold on to a Geisha's belief that revealing less is more, and still wearing turtlenecks in the dead of summer. But when someone talks to ME, they talk to my FACE. Not my breasteses, not my ass, not my cleavage. Usually not even my arms, because they, too, are covered.

Bottom line -- if you don't want someone staring a hole down your shirt, don't wear shirts designed to be stared at.

Just sayin'.

Plus...the freakin' weather is going up to 80 degrees. 80!!!! In DECEMBER.

I'm grabbing a sandwich board with "The End Of The World Is Near" and marching up and down Highway 31 with the Jesus with a cross on wheels.

Somebody's gotta do it...

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pleepleus
Dec. 11th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
Hold on there. Someone interviewing you was wearing a corset under her blazer for the interview?

Were you applying to work at a renn faire?
none_too_subtle
Dec. 11th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
It honestly looked more like a slip!! lol. It was black and REALLY LOOSE. Her walls were a dark red, and I was all thinking "is this a bordello or what?" Heh.
pleepleus
Dec. 11th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
I have camis I wear under sweaters that I think are too low cut or under blouses to add color. No way would I wear one just by itself under a blazer. That is just not work appropriate.
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lefthand_path
Dec. 11th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
you had a typo there. should have been "sammich" board... :P
none_too_subtle
Dec. 11th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
I was in a hurry to my NEXT, impromptu interview which required me to...OH NOESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS...DO MATH!!!

*sobs*
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arcangelmichael
Dec. 11th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
Hi! If you don't mind, I'd like to friend you. I found you through a mutual friend. I read through some of your past entries and now I'm intrigued.

Don't worry. I'm not a TOTAL freak. :)
none_too_subtle
Dec. 11th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha. :) I like freaks. :> I love your icon :) I'll check you out, and if you're not brand new, add ya back :)
arcangelmichael
Dec. 11th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
LOL! Well I'm glad I'm the right kind of freak! :)
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none_too_subtle
Dec. 11th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
Welcome :) You have cool friends :>
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nsingman
Dec. 12th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
Agreed, generally. I might respectfully disagree that women need to wear turtlenecks to expect men to look into their eyes. However, showing a lot of cleavage is going to be quite distracting to men or women. As you note, it's quite inappropriate in a professional setting.
none_too_subtle
Dec. 12th, 2007 10:49 am (UTC)
I never said women had to wear turtlenecks. I was making fun of the fact that *I* do. Seems like a lot of people are getting away with a lot of inappropriate clothing with the advent of "business casual". Whatev.
nsingman
Dec. 12th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
Oh, I understood what you were saying. I inadvertently omitted the smiley. Oops!
:-)

I certainly do agree that business casual is often stretched quite a bit. I can't complain too much, being a militantly casual person myself. My idea of business casual is khakis and polo shirts, but I know a lot of my colleagues who prefer dress shirts and dress slacks (i.e., a suit with no tie or jacket). Too formal for me.
:-)
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paradoxymoron
Dec. 12th, 2007 07:13 am (UTC)
Hey, if you know what you're doing, even in a turtleneck guys'll stare. :D

*would honk at her sammich board, JUST TO BE IN 80 DEGREE WEATHER*
none_too_subtle
Dec. 12th, 2007 10:50 am (UTC)
Crazy man. You don't just JUT them out there, goofy.
paradoxymoron
Dec. 12th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
...I thought that was the whole point of a sammich board? To thrust your message out among the audience? (also? it was 30 last night to your 80.)


Must say, blazer with cami is NOT professional office attire.
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