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03-23-2012 06:46 PM
klr4evr This is how I wear a tie to work:

03-23-2012 06:10 PM
ray h
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Originally Posted by Fire44 View Post
I wore a tie for 20 years straight till we talked the boss into letting us go without. I am a truck salesman and walking out on the lot in the 100 degree, 98% humidity with a tie on was brutal!!!

I would go without the tie till you get to the office and them put it on. You could always get a pair of motorcycle over pants to wear over you dress slacks.

And I think you are looking for "Sure you will get used to wearing a tie".
I teach truckdriving now, at least for about three more weeks, then I'll be the assistant coordinator of our transportation program.
I've already got a pair of overpants that I generally wear for protection (and warmth in the winter).
I wont have to wear a tie every day at work but I will need it available every day incase of meetings or PR stuff. I think my plan will be to wear slacks and a dress shirt to work and keep a generic color tie and jacket at the office for those times I need them.
I'll test the waters first but eventually Im going to have some nice button down shirts made up with our logo on them and just nix the tie pretty much all together. I figure its less likely anyone will criticize my clothing choice when its got our name all over it.
03-23-2012 05:52 PM
ray h
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Originally Posted by flash View Post
You must ride a BMW now. Allow extra time for the commute as you will have to stop at Starbucks every morning.
That's the last straw then....
The rest of the riders at work (HD & sport bikes) already look at me like an outcast when I come rolling up on a dirty KLR.
03-23-2012 02:31 PM
flash You must ride a BMW now. Allow extra time for the commute as you will have to stop at Starbucks every morning.
03-23-2012 02:21 PM
Fire44 I wore a tie for 20 years straight till we talked the boss into letting us go without. I am a truck salesman and walking out on the lot in the 100 degree, 98% humidity with a tie on was brutal!!!

I would go without the tie till you get to the office and them put it on. You could always get a pair of motorcycle over pants to wear over you dress slacks.

And I think you are looking for "Sure you will get used to wearing a tie".
03-23-2012 01:22 PM
ray h Well I had my last interview this morning. For better or worse, I was offered the job and I took it. I start in about three weeks. Its jacket and tie time for me now. I will miss wearing blue jeans and a polo to work. Alot of things about this new job will suck but the thing that bothers me the most is dressing up for it. The list of things in life that irritate me isnt very long (compared to most people) but "over dressed stuffed shirt" types are at the top of that list. Now I am one of them.
Someone please tell me that you get used to wearing a monkey suit all day?
More importantly, how will this effect my ride to/from work?
02-28-2012 03:19 PM
Lockjaw
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Originally Posted by Tupperware View Post
Sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. It doesn't sound like he lost it all to me. In you, he had at least one person that cherished him. Sadly, that's more than many folks can claim. It does seem that the good folks are taken from us too soon.
That is a good point. He was loved his whole life and raised a wonderful family...my wife is a tremendous woman. Thank you for reminding me of the bright side. It's hard when the timing is so shitty.



02-28-2012 02:46 PM
Tupperware
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Originally Posted by Lockjaw View Post
I got a perspective might help. Helped me. My father in law was a service manager for Ford. Worked for them his whole life. He was literally weeks away from retirement and nothing but golf, restoring and old Daimler he'd had forever, and time with his family. My daughter was newly born...his first grandkid. He was thrilled when we announced it. Next day he had a weird headache. Found out he had a brain tumor and died a year later. He aged 30 years in that one year and died bedridden. He worked his ass off and worked his way up his whole life and lost it all at the finish line.

He was a great guy.
Sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. It doesn't sound like he lost it all to me. In you, he had at least one person that cherished him. Sadly, that's more than many folks can claim. It does seem that the good folks are taken from us too soon.
02-28-2012 01:11 PM
CheapBassTurd I got the chance to move from production to the testing lab and there I stay until retiring!!
I'm off the back-breaking floor, but don't have to deal with the suits.
Just accurate testing and go home stress free and clean.

My supervisor is a bundle of racked nerves catching crap from above and below.
You couldn't pay me enuff to be in middle management.

CheapAndAtPeace
02-27-2012 03:11 PM
Lockjaw I love that analogy.

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Originally Posted by Arnie View Post
I've been in the same situation before. My career was moving along an obvious path. When it got to a certain point, I found myself quite comfortable with what I was doing, and the pay was enough to provide for my family, with enough left for a few luxuries. I wasn't making a fortune, but we were comfortable. Offers for promotions came along, and I considered them. I could have made more money, but it meant more headaches, more bs, and more responsibility. I turned them down. I've never regretted it. I'm retired now, and sometimes I wonder "What if?". But then I look at my friends who did move up the ladder. They may have more material goods, but the're more miserable, and more stressed out than I ever was. And they haven't been able to retire. If you're comfortable where you're at, I'd say stay. There's an analogy that I refer to once in a while. It compares a large corporation to a tree in the jungle. The tree is full of monkeys. Some are on the top branches, some in the middle branches, and some in the bottom branches. They've all settled in where they feel comfortable. The monkeys in the top branches look down, and all they see are smiling faces. The monkeys in the middle and bottom branches look up, and all they see are assholes. Which would you rather be?


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