dress code and culture at work

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by TauKappaEpsilon, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. gort

    gort Senior member

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    There should be a set limit on number of people allowed to use Patrick Bateman avatars.
     


  2. t2russo

    t2russo Active Member

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    Intern wanting to dress like a partner, except minus the degree, self-earned wealth, or success.

    GO FOR IT BRO
     


  3. kasper007

    kasper007 Senior member

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    While this might not have occurred to you yet, lawyers do get paid because clients hire them to perform various services. hence, lawyers tend to dress extremely conservatively. while it may be acceptable for a partners to indulge in a little extravagance (and yes, that includes wearing things that wouldn't raise an eyebrow in other industries), not so much for the intern. you choose a career in law, deal with what it involves.

    i have worked with many, many corporate lawyers and have never, NEVER seen one wearing a gold tie bar (or any tie bar if that matters). and without a doubt, if i was faced with a 22-year old intern wearing a gold tie bar / rolex / cufflinks, i would seriously question the fees i'm paying.....
     


  4. CYstyle

    CYstyle Senior member

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    can't add much more too all the good advice already posted.

    all that gold bling + repping your frat just screams Bro with a rich dad. no one will be able to take you seriously or like you, and you hurt yourself that way. You want to gain respect and move up based on your hard work and own accomplishments, not because people think your parents got connections for you.

    Similar to what kasper007 said, not just clients, but even your boss, you don't want them thinking they overpay you.
     


  5. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I'll put a different spin on that - they weren't line. line being the core business, or the people who come into contact with "customers". people in corporate staff positions can often dress like dandies, but line shouldn't, unless you are at the very top.
     


  6. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    not to be overly harsh, but you are young, and also very slight. you put a wide tie, cufflinks and a flashy watch on that, and you are going to look silly on top of everything else. sorry. wait a few years and you should be able to wear what ever you want
     


  7. RedLeg

    RedLeg Senior member

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    I had a sexy girl as my avatar, but Bateman got her when he came to check out my new business card.
     


  8. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Also, OP, you have a narrow frame, so you shouldn't wear a standard tie. It looks ridiculous on you. Get narrow ties (NOT SKINNY TIES).
     


  9. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I'll pile on Against the submariner, the stainless ones are status symbols enough, this is just a bit much for an entry level guy. If you really want to wear a nice watch to work, trade it in and buy an understated watch.

    Dress well in clothes that fit.
     


  10. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Tau Kappa, I have some ideas for your next thread:

    -Complain about your office banning jackets
    -Ask members if they like your bling-bling watch
    -Ask members if cufflinks are too bling for an intern
    -Ask members if tiebars are too bling for an intern
    -Ask members if french cuffs are too bling for an intern
    -Ask lawyer members if they think undergraduate interns will get a chance to do legal research at your firm
    -Complain about your office banning jackets
    -Ask members if cufflinks are too bling for an intern
    -Ask members if tiebars are too bling for an intern
    -Ask members if french cuffs are too bling for an intern
    -Ask lawyer members if they think undergraduate interns will get a chance to do legal research at your firm
    -Complain about your office banning jackets


    I don't think you've addressed any of these in past thread.
     
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  11. suited

    suited Senior member

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    The person I quoted never said he was an intern. In any event, having an office policy which states that a particular brand of shoes can only be worn by certain people is stupid.
     


  12. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    OP has like 10 threads all similar to this, all providing pretty good entertainment
     


  13. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    As a law firm partner, I say "hey spider, on your way over here get me a Cutty and water."
     


  14. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    TauKappa sez "go fugg yourself!"
     


  15. dtmt

    dtmt Senior member

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    i think you should get a bigger tie, this one still isn't quite as wide as your head
     


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