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Old 02-29-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Pit of filth
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This was for a new retail shop opening in town.

Q: You are dressed professionally but not provocative. We find our customers will purchase more if you show cleavage and thighs. Are you willing to dress this way?

A: I prefer a more conservative style of dress that is similar to the product line being sold. (Well known designer that is mostly conservative but nice if that makes sense)

Interviewer: Well I can see that you are not a team player...either that or you're a lesbian. Thank you for your application. We'll keep you in mind.

So...the interviewer showed his true colors, but honestly, how would you have answered that question?
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Borderline illegal to imply anyone is a particular sexual orientation. I would not want to work there, bound to be more unethical/illegal stuff going on.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Seriously, I don't think I'd want to work at a place like that.

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: here
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that is horrible!
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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If I really wanted the job I would tell them what they want to hear...something like " I will dress in the style that management prefers". Then be quiet and wait for the next question.

If you get hired and decide to dress more professionally, chances are very great that they will be happy. Besides, retail managers come and go as fast as cars at a traffic light. The mgr's style will be gone as soon as the manager is gone. Sometimes they transfer, sometimes they quit, sometimes they get fired. Regardless, you tell them what they want to hear in the interview. This mgr was probably going against corporate dress rules when he said this. Once you got hired, he would have a tough time disciplining you for dressing in the style of the clothing that is in the store.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:09 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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[quote=sware2cod;23202731]If I really wanted the job I would tell them what they want to hear...something like " I will dress in the style that management prefers". Then be quiet and wait for the next question.

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Well, based on the OP, the "management" made it clear about how they would prefer her to dress----"show some tail and make a sale".
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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[quote=Ron.;23202788][quote=sware2cod;23202731]If I really wanted the job I would tell them what they want to hear...something like " I will dress in the style that management prefers". Then be quiet and wait for the next question.

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Well, based on the OP, the "management" made it clear about how they would prefer her to dress----"show some tail and make a sale".

Exactly, they made it clear what they wanted.

I think in situations like this when you know the interview is going south, you're not going to get the job, and most likely don't want the job say what you think and get up and leave.

Or if this was a retail chain you call/email their corporate office and tell them about your experience.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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"OK, plumber's shorts it is!"

OK, as a guy I'm not going to get asked that... but that's just way over the top and stupid and bigoted besides. Did he really think lesbians won't dress provocatively?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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When I go shopping I look for saleswomen in daisy dukes... if she ain't wearin'..
I ain't buyin'...
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Since it was obvious you were not getting the job you should have told him it is obvious he is Gay and has Mommy issues and tries to hide it by acting macho, which makes it MORE obvious.
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