There’s something else I’ve noticed about Craig’s List ads as of late that has been a recurring theme on this blog, and that’s how many of the business that want employees to dress in a “business casual” manner. Some even went you to put suits, ties, and dresses on for people you talk to that THEY (the callers) cannot see.
As previously mentioned, I find this a very anal retentive way of doing business. Not everyone who needs a job has easy access to good clothes. I don’t even keep more than a couple of pair of slacks in my wardrobe. A decade ago, very few businesses cared about how employees dress, provided they weren’t wearing something crazy. Now, it seems every business wants you in your Sunday best.
A few years ago, one company explained to me that if you look good, you will feel good and that will be evident as you speak on the phone.
It’s just one more layer of bullshit these companies wish to put you through, just because they can. Resist it if you can, as these companies merely do this to keep the poor priced out of jobs they could acquire to better themselves. They want warm bodies, just certain types of warm bodies. Their ideas defeat their own purposes.