Quote:I have to agree with FIH here. Â Like I said, I have a hand in the hiring of potential employees at my company, and not once has the presence or non-presence of a white shirt made a difference. Â In fact, more times than not I go with the "hungrier" candidate. Â Someone who hasnt had the upbringing or opportunities that a more priveledged person may have had. Â Ive seen people come in for their interviews in second hand suits, suits with the tag still on because they clearly were going to return it after the interview. Â Are you honestly telling me you would be prejudiced toward them because they were sloppily dressed? Â If thats the case, I would hardly call you gentlemen. Â I actually lean toward those kind of candidates. Â They are going to great lengths to try to improve themselves, and I applaud them for that. Â It would be a tremendous shame to overlook someone who pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, someone who overcame a poor childhood because they may not adhere to some outdated 1950's (and ridiculous) notion that a white shirt means respect. Â Are you saying I should hire the rich kid from Darien CT. because his dad told him to wear a white shirt to an interview over the poor kid from Queens who has no idea?
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12/8/04 at 3:08pm