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post #9541 of 13990
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

I need your help fellow Noodlers.

As I transition from 38R to 40R, I am cleaning out my closet. One of the victims of this transition is this RLBL suit. From my encounters on SF market, I have gotten offers between $300 ~ $400. I bought these at full retail :brick:. Should I let these go at such $#!TTIE prices or just keep them as beaters? 

 

EDIT: I have a black one (pictured) and a navy one (not pictured).

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I haven't really followed the fit saga upthread Noodles, but IMO that's not bad.

There's always funerals, touch wood.

post #9542 of 13990
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I wonder if Clag bows...

Anyhow since we're on the topic of titles, I like to rant about this:
I cannot stand idiots who put MBA after their names on their resumes. That is the most annoying $#!T I see around my peers. IDIOTS, MBA. 

This one annoys the hell out of me too. It also tends to be people who went to MBA programs that are not particularly prestigious. Hell, I don't put "JD," "Juris Doctor" or "Esq." after my name because I think it's just a bit much. Anyone who is reading your resume and cares can tell you went to whatever graduate school.
post #9543 of 13990
And Noodles, keep the navy suit for now but sell the black one.
post #9544 of 13990

Noodles if you will never wear them, then sell them at 300-400 which is better than 0.

 

But why not keep them as beaters (crappy weather, travel)? Plus, you might occasionally use the black suit for somber events (not often hopefully).

post #9545 of 13990
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


This one annoys the hell out of me too. It also tends to be people who went to MBA programs that are not particularly prestigious. Hell, I don't put "JD," "Juris Doctor" or "Esq." after my name because I think it's just a bit much. Anyone who is reading your resume and cares can tell you went to whatever graduate school.

Couldn't agree with you more. I have colleagues who went to Wharton and Stern. Both worked at Wall St. Both don't say jack about their background nor do they try to put MBA on their business cards/resume/etc. But we also have this one Mr. IDIOT, MBA who went to a 2nd tier business school and always talks about his school, puts MBA after his name, and even created a big name card to put in front of his cube. We just shake our heads. 

 

For the record, I put CPA after my name. :lol:

post #9546 of 13990

What to do with that black suit.

 

1. put it in the fireplace

 

2. douse it with gasoline.

 

3. light it.

 

4. film all of this for us to enjoy.

post #9547 of 13990

The black RLBL suit is getting no attention. Everyone wants the navy one. 

When I showed Mrs. Noodles the RLBL suit, she was like...

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post #9548 of 13990
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

The black RLBL suit is getting no attention. Everyone wants the navy one. 
When I showed Mrs. Noodles the RLBL suit, she was like... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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She's been browsing SF
post #9549 of 13990
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Couldn't agree with you more. I have colleagues who went to Wharton and Stern. Both worked at Wall St. Both don't say jack about their background nor do they try to put MBA on their business cards/resume/etc. But we also have this one Mr. IDIOT, MBA who went to a 2nd tier business school and always talks about his school, puts MBA after his name, and even created a big name card to put in front of his cube. We just shake our heads. 

For the record, I put CPA after my name. lol8%5B1%5D.gif

I think CPA is a fair thing to put after one's name, since being a CPA has meaningful professional connotations that a job seeker or similar person may want to show and could cause someone to look at your resume a bit more closely. I'd say the same thing for something like the CFA charter (though really only for a resume, not for a professional bio or on a name tag outside one's cube).
post #9550 of 13990
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

Couldn't agree with you more. I have colleagues who went to Wharton and Stern. Both worked at Wall St. Both don't say jack about their background nor do they try to put MBA on their business cards/resume/etc. But we also have this one Mr. IDIOT, MBA who went to a 2nd tier business school and always talks about his school, puts MBA after his name, and even created a big name card to put in front of his cube. We just shake our heads. 

 

For the record, I put CPA after my name. :lol:

 

The reality is that one plays the game as best one can and it is the rules of the game that defines our behavior. The US is a competitive, striated society and one way to discriminate oneself is by thrusting one's accomplishments forward. To do otherwise is to risk losing the competition. It sounds like Sweden chose to change their game and intentionally adjust its culture of egalitarianism. So I'm sure it is quite gauche there to list ones credentials like an over-eager boys scout with his arm fulls of merit badges. Not so in the US.

post #9551 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post


Ahem.... (from http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_(title))

"[In the UK, "Registered medical practitioners" hold the degree of Bachelor of Medicine (usually also with surgery). Though they are holders of bachelor-level degrees, history has allowed the use of the title doctor by physicians, however, it is recognised that it is in essence an honorary or courtesy title. ..... Australia and New Zealand use the titles of Mr and Doctor, in the same way as the United Kingdom."

 

Gotcha.

post #9552 of 13990
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

The reality is that one plays the game as best one can and it is the rules of the game that defines our behavior. The US is a competitive, striated society and one way to discriminate oneself is by thrusting one's accomplishments forward. To do otherwise is to risk losing the competition. It sounds like Sweden chose to change their game and intentionally adjust its culture of egalitarianism. So I'm sure it is quite gauche there to list ones credentials like an over-eager boys scout with his arm fulls of merit badges. Not so in the US.

Pretty much all the other Scandinavian countries (but Sweden more so than the others) have a long tradition of strong labour unions and a Social Democratic Party that up until the last eight years had been in government pretty much continuously since the 1930s. So the road to egalitarianism has been on the political agenda for the better part of a century. I would never use a title in daily life (not even the Swedish equivalents of Mr and Ms./Mrs are used much at all these days) and you either get addressed by your given name or your full name if necessary. Same goes with credentials and such which rarely gets used other than to describe/identify a person's profession.

Somewhat paradoxically Sweden is also at the same time one of, if not the most, "Americanised" country in Europe, with a very strong US cultural influence over the last 30-40 years it so. As I said earlier, I've spent five years in North America and have seen the cultural differences first hand, which is always quite fascinating to me.
post #9553 of 13990
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

Someone is prepared to pay you $400 for a black suit? Bite that hand off!

Don't confuse the price you paid with the worth of the item. $400 is a great price for any used suit. Look at how many suits Spoo sells for more than that. Not many. Only Kiton suits regularly beat that price, and they only average about $500 on teh bay.

sadly, this. sell if the offer is still there. though if the person is reading this thread you are probably about to get lowballed.
post #9554 of 13990
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

Apropos all the academia chat. I'm a medico. But my big brother is a PhD, professor, head of lab, was head of department etc. Supercharged academic.

 

Anyway I like to annoy him from time to time by reminding him that I'm a real doctor, whereas he's just a PhD.

 

:fence:

 

Yes, but he’s the only one who gets to be called ‘Doctor’ AND ‘Professor’.

 

I hope Claghorn is taking notes.  This is the kind of thing he’ll have to put up with if he persists in this foolishness.  :D

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #9555 of 13990
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


sadly, this. sell if the offer is still there. though if the person is reading this thread you are probably about to get lowballed.

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