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Re^2: You've just spilled something on your tie at lunch... Do you:

by kudra (Vicar)
on Sep 22, 2007 at 15:34 UTC ( #640530=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: You've just spilled something on your tie at lunch... Do you:
in thread You've just spilled something on your tie at lunch... Do you:

Suits always remind me of Umberto Eco's comments about cellphones (written a few years ago). He noted that having a cellphone ring when you're in a meeting or at the theatre does not show how important you are (unless you are a doctor); rather, it shows that you are at the beck and call of other people. The person with the real power is always "in a meeting."

By the same token, I maintain that if you have to dress up in a suit for your job, you're dancing to someone elses' tune, unless, of course, you like suits and find them comfortable.


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Re^3: You've just spilled something on your tie at lunch... Do you:
by DrHyde (Prior) on Sep 24, 2007 at 09:56 UTC
    A good suit (that's a *good* suit, not merely an expensive suit, or the best one you can afford, and certainly not one bought off-the-peg on the high street) can be very comfortable indeed. I recommend wearing one occasionally just to freak your boss out.
      I actually like to wear a suit from time to time. I see it as playing dress up.

      And of course there is the side benefit that people may think you've got an interview that afternoon...

      I sit at a desk for 9 hours, don't much care to wrinkle a suit like that...after so many days, it's wrecked...not even dry cleaning will get the wrinkles out!!!

      ki6jux

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Re^3: You've just spilled something on your tie at lunch... Do you:
by girarde (Friar) on Sep 24, 2007 at 18:47 UTC
    Exactly. Many years ago I had concluded that beepers and company cell phones were RF leashes, and if my employer wanted me to use them, we could discuss the new salary associated with this major change in conditions of employment.

    Important people have an assistant who answers their email; really important people have another assistant who follows them carrying a phone, which they hand to the really important person if need be.

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