By Anonymous - 25/08/2012 00:20 - United Kingdom - Manchester
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Don't judge a book by its cover...
Technically we all judge books by their covers. We don't just go out there and randomly get books out of a shelve and begin to read. People are the same, and you should judge a book by it's cover. Other wise you wont last long. If someone came to be not looking professional to an interview I would not even see them. It's called common sense people. Sure I won't judge if you got your clothes at walmart vs a boutique in some high end place. As long as you show etiquette. Clearly the "boss" lacked it. I would of definitely asked for ID.
Maybe you should have asked for an ID before assuming first?
Wow, #3 you are unpopular but at least you're right. Even if the man was joking, why would you immediately throw him out, OP? Say you work in an office. He likely had to go through some sort of security to get to you so at least check his credentials (CEO's son?). And if you work retail or customer service, why would security be your first move? And to all the people calling the man unprofessional, the "workplace" could be a sunglasses retailer, Halloween store, party store, or any number of places where that dress is appropriate. And even if it's Berkshire Hathaway, so what? His fashion choices are for *his* boss to critique. Maybe he got hired for his ability.
#3 really?? All jobs have a dress code even if you shovel shit for a living you have a dress code and you follow the dress code. The further up on the totem pole you are the more strict that dress code is. If you are a boss that gives reviews to the rest of the employees, under no circumstance should "shutter shades" ever be allowed to be worn and taken seriously. The boss deserved to have security called and frankly it doesn't matter who he is. If he doesn't look good the company doesn't look good. I hope you loose this mentality before you go out into the real world.
I've worked for a sunglasses retailer, too. People wore whatever they wanted. My last job (IT) didn't give a shit what people wore so long as they did their job. My current job has dress down days where pretty much anything goes. Sure, there's a dress code but it's frequently broken. As long as your parts are covered and your clothes are cleanish, do whatever. OP acted like a judgemental bitch (OMG shutter shades) and so are you all. You don't know every situation so you always cover your bases by thinking before you act.
Don't judge a book by it's cover
Obviously you folks aren't that well versed in memes (not saying this in a condescending way; it's just an observation). See, the profile pic of the guy is the "are you freaking kidding me?" meme. Assuming he didn't change his profile pic just for this one comment, it was the PERFECT moment for him to write that comment. It's actually rather funny.
Honestly. Who wears shutter shades these days? And torn jeans? Sounds like an 80's throwback like George Michael... But still, you should never judge a book by its cover.
I hope you enjoy your new job scrubbing the toilets. Seriously, you deserve whatever punishment you get for acting like a presumptuous ass.
28- I feel like OP shouldn't have to ask for verification. I think the boss should have shown his ID immediately instead, especially when he was dressed so inappropriately. Granted, OP still should have asked for ID, but his boss shouldn't have put him in that position. Also, I don't think calling OP a presumptuous ass is correct. Upon seeing the boss, I think most people would presume he was lying too. Perhaps calling security before inquiring further is too much, but the presumption is still there.
While I've been in school I've temped rather frequently and I can say from experience that some of the BEST companies I've worked for had really loose dress codes. If this guy is going to dress like that, the workplace might be in for a big change -- and it could be for the better!