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Old 10-21-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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According to statistics, 91% of companies are business casual these days. However, 9% of them still have a formal dress code (suit and tie).

Currently, I have a potential job opportunity that requires ALL employees to wear "business formal" attire five days a week. Yikes. I NEVER had a job that required that. Always business casual.

According to glassdoor.com, the reviews for the company are generally positive, and people say that the pay, benefits, culture and company are great. But they say that the one con is wearing business formal.

Now, I don't know if they let you take off your blazer while working during the day. God, I would hope so. I need to be comfortable while I'm at work. I'm a small, skinny guy, so wearing a blazer all day would be hell.

Another thing that sucks is that, just last month, I spent $600 on updating my business casual wardrobe (all new shirts, pants). Now, if I took this job, I would have to basically buy all new business formal clothes AGAIN and throw away all the business casual clothes I just bought. Ugh!

Anyway, back to the point. Would you accept a job that requires business formal dress code?
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:49 PM
 
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Heck yes!!! A good job opportunity that's tough to pass up is a good job opportunity that's tough to pass up, regardless of the clothes on your back.

Personally, while casual/business casual dress is fine and all, I have absolutely no problems with wearing formal attire.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Heck yes!!! A good job opportunity that's tough to pass up is a good job opportunity that's tough to pass up, regardless of the clothes on your back.

Personally, while casual/business casual dress is fine and all, I have absolutely no problems with wearing formal attire.
If they require everyone to wear a blazer while working the whole, time, I just cannot accept that. I think that's very uncomfortable. Also, I don't like wearing a tie, because it gets in the way and it's annoying, especially when eating. Ugh.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:53 PM
 
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I always worked, where I had to wear a suit and tie all my working career starting in 1954 till I retired. It is easy to do so, and if you turn down an ideal job, because you have to wear a suite and tie, you really don't want a job very badly.

My grown grandson, works for a major employer in this country. Dress was business casual. He got promoted a month ago, and he had to go to suite and tie. Many companies have both standards at the same time, depending on the amount of public contact is involved.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:53 PM
 
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Why would you throw away new clothes? Anyways my last job was business formal and I didn't mind (especially since the office was like deep freezer). It really depends on your preference...but me eh i can do casual or formal. But if you can't adapt to a company's dress code I'd say keep looking.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:54 PM
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Understand the culture before you jump.
Ask to interview with prospective coworkers.

By the way, the answer to your question is NO!
At age 66. I am done with that.
There is reason that I work at home.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:55 PM
 
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If they require everyone to wear a blazer while working the whole, time, I just cannot accept that. I think that's very uncomfortable. Also, I don't like wearing a tie, because it gets in the way and it's annoying, especially when eating. Ugh.
Meh, that was the norm in your typical corporate environment just a few decades ago...

But that's up to you if you choose to take on this job or turn it down (if it's offered to you).
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:06 PM
 
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It would depend upon how significant an upgrade it is over my current position.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Meh, that was the norm in your typical corporate environment just a few decades ago...

But that's up to you if you choose to take on this job or turn it down (if it's offered to you).
Seriously??? Men wore blazers while working all day? Oh HELLLL no...I ain't doing that.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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Seriously??? Men wore blazers while working all day? Oh HELLLL no...I ain't doing that.
It was more than blazers way back when. Full business suits at all times. It was expected. I never thought anything unusual about it at all.
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