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Old 02-09-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Just curious as to whats out there. I understand that I'm an adult and should present myself as such but I honestly dread wearing slacks and dress shirt 5 days out of the week.

I'd be totally content with 40k-50k (currently at 55k/year +10% EOY bonus). Any suggestions. I work in IT and believe it or not, here in Houston IT jobs with casual dress codes are few and far.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:25 AM
 
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I'm not in I/T anymore (thank God!) and have a very casual dress code. I'm wearing jeans and a hoodie with a casual shirt underneath, currently my feet are curled up under me, but if I get up I'll be in clogs--no socks.

It just seems to vary from place to place.

The more conservative the line of business is, the more conservative the dress code with be. Insurance, banking, finance, medical/sciences all still seem to be on the dressier side of the dress code, while entertainment, communications, and manufacturing are definitely on the more casual side.

PS--The VP of this company just walked by in shorts, a Harley t-shirt, and flip flops. Not sure how he's not freezing though...
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I'm not in I/T anymore (thank God!) and have a very casual dress code. I'm wearing jeans and a hoodie with a casual shirt underneath, currently my feet are curled up under me, but if I get up I'll be in clogs--no socks.

It just seems to vary from place to place.

The more conservative the line of business is, the more conservative the dress code with be. Insurance, banking, finance, medical/sciences all still seem to be on the dressier side of the dress code, while entertainment, communications, and manufacturing are definitely on the more casual side.

PS--The VP of this company just walked by in shorts, a Harley t-shirt, and flip flops. Not sure how he's not freezing though...
I honestly can't stand the fact that I'm still employed in the IT field. I hate not having a life (on-call almost all the time) and desire something that would allow more free time and not require me to take work home with me. I'm fairly sure it'll require a pay cut to get to this point but I honestly dont care anymore.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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Most off-shift jobs. Like overnight IT maintenance? I work third shift in healthcare (psychiatric) and dress like a hobo. I get constant compliments if I as much as wear new earrings, whereas the people who dress nicely every night, they never get compliments. Supposedly jeans are off-limits, but no one dares tell the third shift this.
If I'm assigned the Admissions area, where you do meet families of patients, I wear black pants, not jeans, and try not to wear sneakers.
Pretty minimal limits.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Engineering. Besides being the best dancers and the best lovers and having the best cars, engineers are the best dressers.

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Old 02-09-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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I could second engineering. Dress codes are a mixed bag. If you are a "lab rat" you can get by wearing jeans and a t-shirt. If you work in the office, some people wear jeans, sneakers and a polo-type shirt. I'd say that is casual.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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I work in banking. Many banks have gone TOTALLY casual in non-customer facing positions (ie back office, IT and so forth). The job I am leaving (bank) is jeans for the dress code, and the job I am hoping I will get (at another bank) is the same. I remember I came into banking a whiles back (lol! to not reveal my exact age) and the dress code was suit REQUIRED, regardless if you were customer facing or not.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Engineering. Besides being the best dancers and the best lovers and having the best cars, engineers are the best dressers.
I thought they were the most socially awkward. Haha j/k
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