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    What would you wear to an interview?
    Beware of advice given by some guy on the Internet.

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    Dude just spend the money for one of those chatline babes ...
    Look, just do your job, stay outta my way and we'll get along fine.

    Teach your kids to respect themselves and others with your actions- these little baboons will imitate you like it or not.

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    After being stood up by the last 2 guy coming in for an interview…I wouldn't care what you wear(as long as it's clean), just show up.

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    The guy was 15 minutes late.

    Showed me around his shop and talked everthing up.

    He talked for an hour.

    Asked when I could start. Answer was 2 weeks or possibly sooner.

    Said he had to get some trucks switched around.

    I left thinking I had a job, but strang I didn't have a tentive start date.

    I talked to him the next Monday and said don't give notice yet because he had some things to talk to the Union about.

    I wait a week, call and ask my status.

    He says he might not have enough work this winter and doesn't want me to quit a good job and have to sit out the winter.

    I applied for this job over three years ago. He called me early this spring and left me hanging. Then he calls me three weeks ago and wants to talk.


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    And you are still considering working for him??

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    Originally posted by mike3
    And you are still considering working for him??
    I'm wondering the same thing.

    At least he did hire me and work the piss out of me, then lay me off.

    There are a couple of other circumstances, not related to me, that are in play. I don't know when they creeped up.

    This is the number one job I wanted also. It might be best if I didn't get it anyway. This guy might be a real stand up man. I'll look at it positivily.

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    How about slacks that fit correctly.

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    Originally posted by berg2666
    How about slacks that fit correctly.
    Now thats a good idea. When I get a better job maybe I'll buy clothes that I wear only once or twice a year.

    Right now I'll continue to buy presentable work clothes and boots. My size has changed since the last time I had an occassion to where nice clothes.

    Or I could lose a little weight. That would be the best solution. wouldn't have to buy anything.

    I do see a need for some nicer clothes, like a suit. I'm not getting any younger and will need to dress up for functions. I looked at a suit that wasn't too expensive. I'm what they call a two percenter. I'll where a suit only two percent of my life.

    I did buy my daughter nice clothes because she needs them.

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    Thumbs up

    First interiew-
    Suit and tie

    Second interview-
    Loin cloth like Ted Nugent


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    Originally posted by Ammonianite
    First interiew-
    Suit and tie

    Second interview-
    Loin cloth like Ted Nugent

    You would where a suit to a Service Tech. job interview? I would think that would be overdressing for the job.

    Since we work in jeans or uniforms would nice slack or jeans be better?

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    dockers slacks with a polo shirt,or sport shirt..if you were in a deli getting lunch after a compressor change all morning and you bumped into the interviewer it won't matter there, but first impressions are very important.
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    Originally posted by maxster
    dockers slacks with a polo shirt,or sport shirt..if you were in a deli getting lunch after a compressor change all morning and you bumped into the interviewer it won't matter there, but first impressions are very important.
    I agree.

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    I showed up for an interview years ago at a Trane for a service position wearing a Carrier uniform because I got held up on a job and did not have time to change. I got a lot of dirty looks and whispers, But I been working for Trane since then.

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