We've got a brilliant new intern at the firm: a straight-A student at Morehouse, great attitude, whip-smart, etc etc. He's also an attractive and well-groomed face for the clients (something my boss really gets hung up on). Trouble is, he dresses like an athlete at a draft show. Everything's in these really intense hues and colors, and everything's "coordinated." Today's color is lavender: lavender suit, sheer lavender socks (they look like nylon), lavender alligator belt, and lavender 'gators. Yikes. The boss is giving me a hard time about it (since I hired the kid), and she wants me to get the kid to come to work dressed more conservatively. I for one couldn't care less: the quality of his work is outstanding, and I think we should be happy with a kid who comes to work with everything impeccably pressed, manicured nails and all that. The suits, frightening as they are, are well-cut and would look great in normal blues, greys and blacks. He obviously spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance, and I want to tell my boss to just let it go, that we should be happy with a great hire. Question (finally!:If she insists that I tell him to tone it down, how can I go about it diplomatically?
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7/8/04 at 5:46pm