What Not to Wear, Part II


When inquiring about a client’s dress code, you should probably ask the people who typically work with that client on a day-to-day basis, not the people who kind of think they remember what everyone was wearing the last time they were there a couple years ago.

Because if you do the latter, you will end up dressed like a British Airways flight attendant in the meeting and everyone else WILL BE WEARING KHAKIS AND POLO SHIRTS BECAUSE THEY WORK IN A SUPER CASUAL ENVIRONMENT WITH PING-PONG TABLES AND FREE STARBUCKS AND RUNNING TRACKS OUT BACK!!!!

Again, it’s good that they don’t let me out of the office very often.

11 Responses to “What Not to Wear, Part II”

  1. shari Says:

    No one will notice what you’re wearing, on account of you’re so funny everyone’s sides will be hurting from laughing, and they’ll each secretly be worried about looking stupid if they say anything in response to your brilliance. Not that I know personally from experience how they feel or anything… just saying you really don’t need to worry.

    PLUS: Blog fodder FTW!!

  2. jenny Says:

    shari: i just slowly removed the earrings, wiped off the lipstick, untied the scarf, kicked off my heels and took out my contacts during the meeting. i hope no one noticed.

  3. MOM Says:

    Hey, I didn’t read anything about your removing any mascara with spit and Kleenex…does that mean you left it on?

    No, don’t answer that…

  4. claire Says:

    Oh, Irony, I
    jump through hoops, while you snicker
    at the denouement.

  5. vahid Says:

    Ha! For me going out of the office, the standards just go down — business casual at the main office where I work, but out in the field sites it’s dungarees and flannel shirts.

  6. kapgar Says:

    The idea that you would ever dress like a BA flight attendant just makes me laugh hysterically. Bet you were a sight. You may have freaked out the employees, though… “ohmigod! It’s a consultant! We’re all getting the axe!”

  7. churlita Says:

    I hope you were at least able to point out the emergency exists to everyone in the office.

  8. serap Says:

    Did you have your hair in a french pleat? All British Airways flight attendants have their hair in perfect french pleats.

  9. Cheryl Says:

    Sometimes I’m really grateful to work for an arts nonprofit. For me, dressing up means “funky necklace and jeans without holes.”

  10. jenny Says:

    mom: ewww. spit? really?

    claire: ain’t it the truth?

    vahid: are you hiring for any field positions? that sounds right up my alley!

    kapgar: people kept asking me for coffee and pillows and i didn’t understand why at first…

    churlita: i was all, “please put your seat backs and tray tables in the upright and locked position. thank you for your business.”

    serap: d’oh! totally forgot about that part. next time.

    cheryl: after i get fired from vahid’s company, can i come work for you? i know someone who will give me a glowing reference… :)

  11. Karen Says:

    wait, what company is this? I’m going to need a new job soon, and as soon as I figure out what it is that I do, I’ll need someplace cool like that to apply.

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