My current employer is always looking for new employees to join the company. By the way, I am currently employed now. On this one particular employed day of mine, I happened to walk past the front desk. It’s a nice area. I always find myself looking at the front desk area, just to see what’s happening. The front desk is the happening place to be. Whomever said the water cooler was the place to be was a thirsty liar. Lots go on in the front office.
As I walked down the hall to run an errand, I take a peek at the front and I see folks waiting for an interview for employment. I see a talk drink of water walking into the interview room who obviously has been listening to ZZ Tops. Clean shoes. New suit. Sharp dressed man. I turn to the left and I see a person wearing shorts, slippers, and a dirty old t-shirt to an interview. Now, I don’t care what type of job you are applying for, there is no excuse to dress like a bum to a job interview. Don’t tell me you can’t afford a nice shirt and shoes, they sell em cheap down at the thrift stores. As my dad, he goes all the time for the great deals. Ask Mackelmore, he gained popularity by singing a song about a thrift store! Dress more like you want a job and less like you are going to an Aerosmith concert. Seeing these guys in our office made me think of a scene from Lean on Me:
Am I becoming a grumpy old man? Has dressing to impress made a sharp and drastic change? Have people stopped caring about the image they are trying to portray to potential employers? I think it still matters. I’d like my future mini mes to think the every employer crazy about a sharp dressed man!