I don’t have the right clothes for that!
Is it reasonable to pass up a job opportunity because you don’t want to “dress up” on a regular basis?
I once had a job where I had to wear business gear every day. That means wearing women’s business suits, complete with the low heels and the buttoned up jackets. The job itself was not that bad, I never did enjoy the “costume” required for it.
In fact, I had several jobs like that — a few in corporate America, one in politics. I don’t want another one.
One of the things I like about the job I have now is the fact that I get to be comfortable, or as comfortable as someone in my job can be. But that’s honestly one of the very few things I like about it these days.
So, as I go to a job I like less every day, is it a reasonable response to automatically discard the mere idea of a job that might be better long-term just because I don’t want the inconvenience of dressing up?
I didn’t think so. I’m just not normal and that’s not news.
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