He got fired because he was better dressed than the Boss?

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  1. ElDave

    ElDave Senior member

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    1. No matter what anybody here says about dressing for yourself, you dress for the sitaution. Your friend was dumb for dressing in a way that was not appropriate for the situation.
    2. It's good that he doesn't intend to sue because he has no case.

    Just bc you have something flashy doesn't mean it's appropriate for the office. If I came into an inheritance this afternoon and bought a Ferrari, I sure as hell wouldn't drive it to work. In fact, none of my coworkers would know about it.
     
  2. unbelragazzo

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    +1 to all this. Assuming this story is actually for real, your friend is a moron.
     
  3. ElDave

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    Well, in the real world using employment-at-will is like bringing a proverbial knife to the gunfight. I am a member of the easiest class to fire so I certainly see your point though.
     
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    Reading this, I'm tempting the idea of applying for a greeter position at the Wal-Mart just so I can be interviewed wearing an Armani suit. ;)
     
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    The reality of business is that image is very important. Over-dressing is sometimes just as negative as under-dressing. The non-verbal statements one makes is a far more powerful message than what one says verbally; clothing is part of this non-verbal communication. Wearing overly flashy or expensive clothing can lead to a feeling of distrust. If you would like an example of this, you don't have to look any further than used car salesmen and preachers.
     
  6. plei89

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    I like this post
     
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    Your point is very valuable, but the precent story the friend is meant to be a top achiever...... his image is surely good?
    I have a feeling that if he hasn't been told off until his new boss, and if such thing happened, surely he would have some contact detail of his client and possible help out of his job, and his dressing was probably approved by the industry but not his insecure boss

    Overall, I would not to work in a company who reacts to things like this, it just doesn't sound innovative, interesting and challenging company for me.....
     
  8. Verniza

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    The real reason why he got fired. The dressing thing was just the boss trying to make his life difficult.
     
  9. TM79

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    This story reeks of embellishment or outright bullshit.

    And if it's true, OP's friend is not smart.
     
  10. F. Corbera

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    What's really annoying are the guys in bespoke clothes who work for no salary at all, or a nominal salary of $1/year.
     
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    Haha i was about to say something along these lines. While i do agree that the OP's friend should have listened and maybe stopped the DB's or lose the waistcoat i dont see a problem with people wearing expensive clothes in the work place. If it was just a bespoke navy blue/charcoal/grey/any of the previous with pinstripes i dont see a problem. I mean lets face it, like the OP said his friend came from money so this is what he is used too, he should not have to run to jos. a. bank and waste money just to try and fit in.
     
  12. globetrotter

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    1. I agree with most of the posts on the thread
    2. if your clients/customers are noticing your dress, and confuse your boss with your assistant, there is a problem
    3. one of my reports has about 30K worth of watches, gifts from his inlaws. he gets really pissed off that he keeps coming in and telling people how broke he is and how he needs a raise and he can't pay for his kids school, and they all point to his watches. he exagurates his poverty, but the watches make his position weak, and he doesn't get it.
     
  13. Testudo_Aubreii

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    And tons of stock and stock options in the corporation, taxed at rates way below their minions' salaries. Poor blighters.

    I've heard reports of well-to-do elderly people who live off the interest and dividends of their investments, who pay $0 in federal taxes. All perfectly legal, and without any dodges like offshore. Meanwhile, families with two medium salaries and two kids get hammered. While I'm all in favor of making things easier for the elderly, something seems worrying about that.
     
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