Reply to post: @PBNV ... Re: JustaCLOT " ... dressing well improves the holistic ambiance of a brain....."

HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

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@PBNV ... Re: JustaCLOT " ... dressing well improves the holistic ambiance of a brain....."

Most of the readers aren't old enough to remember when you had to wear a suit and a tie to the office. Customer facing or not.

Then it became casual Friday where you could wear slacks but must wear a button down shirt.

At that time, only the guys who were masters at the art of coding could wear what they want. Of course they worked in the bowels of the company and also didn't keep regular hours. You have to be one of the boy geniuses to rate that privilege. Being able to dress down was a sign of rank. (As in consulting, its your bill rate.)

But soon everyone started to dress down...

Depending on where you work, you dress differently.

You work in a corporate office in NY's Financial district, you tend to dress up.

Somewhere in a small town in the Midwest... you tend to dress down.

And believe it or not... its not because of the company's dress code, but for the mating rituals that occur after work... ;-)

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