hot take but requiring people to "dress up" for job interviews is shitty and classist as fuck
people should be able to wear whatever they want, whatever they HAVE, to interviews
because the whole point of a job
is to make money
to buy things you don't have
LIKE BUSINESS CLOTHES MAYBE
@vantablack agree. most things about job interviews and even just jobs are shitty and classist as fuck
@vantablack As someone who interviews candidates, I feel uncomfortable if the candidate is overdressed.
Here in Singapore, ties are rare so it's surprising to see someone wear it during an interview. That said, it's understandable that a candidate doesn't want to be underdressed and they may be uncomfortable asking HR what clothes people usually wear in the office?
@vantablack I think part of the reason why I always had trouble getting through job interviews is that they were often tests for whether the candidate is middle class enough. There was often coded language to check whether you had learned something in a very specific kind of institutional context.
@vantablack you should turn up to a job interview in rags and the employer should be GRATEFUL you give them your time
@vantablack Absolutely. The part of work (and school) that I hated the most. Making people wear certain things when it isn't a necessity is a way to intentionally undermine individuality. The goal *that* is to try and turn people into machines.
@vantablack one of the advantages of working in a skilled trade is that they always might ask you to go do the thing during the interview, so you get to dress for the job. (and lathes + neckties = horrible doom)