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Actually, I’ve already covered this once – right here: The Clothes Make The Man, right?. I’m going to do it again, because recently somebody had posted something on LinkedIn, hinting, that you can’t be a good working unless you dress the part – dress to impress.
Honestly, this is probably the one subject I tend to disagree the most with. Especially, when talking to “important” people working in sales departments or any other office for that matter. I understand, if you work in a clothing shop that you have to show the clothes that you’re selling, but if you’re in an office, I don’t see the point.
I hate that word. Why do we need to have a dress code for everything? Why do somebody have the need to tell me what to wear and when to wear it? You’re not the boss of me…
If you really want to wear a suit and be all fancy, be my quest. If you don’t, then don’t. I appreciate a culture where you can actually decide what you want to wear (within certain boundaries of course if it’s a working environment), without being judged by a suit and tie.
Why This Post?
Because we live in a World where people think they can control other people. Some people will call it micro-management, I call it pathetic behaviour.
When I saw this guys post on LinkedIn, saying something like: “If you don’t dress it, you can’t impress it. When you feel good about yourself and dress nice, you’ll automatically perform better at work and in life” – I call BS.
Is a suit and tie going to make me a more productive worker? Is it going to allow me to close 5 deals more a month? Will it allow me to sound more confident? Maybe. If you’re a materialistic person who only cares about what brand of clothes you’re wearing. Sure.
I seriously do not believe any of it. I’m sitting here in my Reebok t-shirt, blue jeans and Nike shoes. I feel pretty good. I do a pretty good job as a recruiting coordinator. I get my job done. I feel very confident and I actually work pretty hard – even though I do not wear a suit and tie.
I would never join a company with a culture that would make me wear a certain type of clothes. I will never understand, why somebody would join a company like that.
There’s so much more to life than to care about what you wear.
Think about it.