[rescue] Do you remember when? Security software.....

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Thu Aug 14 13:21:17 CDT 2003

My argument was never that everyone should wear suits. 
Slacks and a sport coat meets and exceeds the minimum
standard in todays world.  I was just getting this "if
you wear a suit your a moronic corporate monkey" vibe
and it was pissing me off.  I actually like to wear a
well tailored suit.  I renew my subscription to GQ at
the same time i do SysAdmin and i'm not apologizing for
it (although GQ is turning to crap as of late) and,
along the same lines, if i happen to move from IT
Director to CIO at a public company i ain't apologizing
for that either.

There's nothing wrong with not wearing a suit but the
converse is true as well, especially if you feel
comfortable in one.  There is however, something wrong
with showing up for a job interview dressed below the
minimum standards for neatness and cleanliness, be that
in a D&G suit or jeans and a Tee shirt.  Some people
seem to believe that showing up a crumpled Iron Maiden
shirt and torn jeans is OK, because "it's them", and i
happen to believe otherwise.


On 14 Aug 2003 11:00:57 -0700
Daniel de Young <daniel at velvetsea.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-08-14 at 10:09, Kevin wrote:
> > The truth about me is a suit.  I wear them often,
> > even when not forced.  Hell, i've done security
> > audits in french cuffs.  If it's not you, so be it,
> > there's nothing wrong with that.  I just get pissed
> > off when people think that their actually IS
> > something wrong with me wearing a suit.
> > 
> > And i'm not 100% buying into this "deceiving
> > people" point of view.  By your logic, i suppose
> > women should never wear makeup? 
> And wearing a decent pair of slacks and a sport coat
> (far from an armani pin stripe) is me.
> -Daniel

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