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The Most Uncomfortable Conversation

What you wear to work is a financial decision.

So ask yourself:
Is it more important that my inappropriate t-shirt or tie get laughs... or that I have an extra $10,000 in my bank account this year?
Is it more important that people notice my breasts... or that I not be passed over for a promotion?

Inappropriate dress is the most uncomfortable conversation for superiors to have with their reports. Many will avoid the conversation, but find other ways to discourage the offender's professional development.  Those who dress professionally, neatly and modestly in a way that commands respect will benefit financially.

For additional Etiquette Tips, check out the Culture and Manners Institute at

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013
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