crisa at crawfordbroadcasting.com
Mon Nov 3 08:41:21 EST 2008
I tell the engineers in this company that if you don't want to be treated
like a janitor, stop dressing like a janitor.
Our company policy calls for sport shirts and slacks with a jacket. I tell
our engineers to keep a "to go" bag ready with a change of clothes for use
But managers and corporate directors have to wear a suit, so I guess I look
like a funeral director.
Cris Alexander, CPBE, AMD, DRB
Crawford Broadcasting Company
(303) 433-0905 Fax
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chscherer at everestkc.net
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2008 8:29 AM
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Subject: Re: [SBE] Suits
I often hear complaints that engineers are not given the respect they
deserve. It starts with the individual. It's true that business casual dress
is accepted in many offices now, although there are times when it is
appropriate to wear a suit. If you look like a janitor you'll be treated as
We are also all aware that wearing a suit to fix the transmitter makes no
sense either. You might need to change your clothes during the day depending
on the tasks that day. I have a friend who keeps disposable coveralls on
hand when he has to get dirty. He wears a tie to work every day.
For some, the heavy-work attire may be acceptable. For others, dressing like
the other managers may be essential to earning respect.
From: Cowboy <curt at spam-o-matic.net>
> And I'd disagree !
> They look like high-dollar, professional, front office engineers.
> Too many of us look like low-dollar, back shop, handy-men too often.
> Just an opinion..........
> ( ask your favorite successful salesman )
> Jon Frank wrote:
> > I love those guys in the suits. They look like they work at a
> funeral home.
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